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Taibhdhearc Theatre was first leased from the Augustinian Fathers by Hilton Edwards. After being refurbished it opened its doors to audiences in August 1928 with a production of "Diarmuid and Gráinne" by Micheál MacLiammóir. Since this date Galway has had a theater which presents plays in the Irish language. The theater also regularly features regular musicals and opera. Many luminaries have appeared at the Taibhdhearc, including playwright and novelist Walter Macken, poet Máirtin Ó Direáin, distinguished actress Siobhán McKenna and actor Seán McClory.
The Town Hall Theatre stands across from the Galway courthouse. Once the old Town Hall cinema, Town Hall Theatre is now an elegant but welcoming building with a plush, comfortable interior. The theatre hosts an extensive range of events, including amateur and professional theatrical productions, film screenings, concerts and opera. In the summertime, the venue houses the Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Arts Festival.
The Mick Lally Theatre arrived in the city's Latin Quarter in the 1970s, at a time when the area was much neglected and dilapidated. Over the years, the theater has facilitated a change in the area, as more and more visitors were attracted to the area by the shows hosted here. In 2009, this iconic theater was modernized to better accommodate contemporary prodictions, and boasts a 90-seat auditorium, a well-equipped rehearsal space, and a spacious foyer. The theater is best known today as the home of the Druid Theatre Company. Besides the company's own productions, the theater also hosts a variety of events and performances by visiting companies on its hallowed stage.
What was first a Presbyterian Church, is now the Nun's Island Theatre. It plays host and houses theatrical plays and performance of the Galway Youth Theatre. From seminars to plays, and even theatre performances and film productions, the Theatre host them all. The seating here is comfortable and the staff friendly. Guests can expect value for money at this place.
Black Box is a hidden gem in Galway. Primarily a theatre, it is a great venue for catching well-directed plays and performances by talented actors. Apart from classics, contemporary productions and comedies are also staged here. A versatile space, Black Box also hosts events, exhibits, concerts and a host of other cultural activities in its premises.