Arts festival box office opens in new location

GIAF box office is now situated in The Cornstore, Middle Street

Sarah Callaghan Box Office manager with GIAF's John Crumlish  and Paul Fahy  at the official opening of the Galway International Arts Festival box office in the Cornstore, Monday. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Sarah Callaghan Box Office manager with GIAF's John Crumlish and Paul Fahy at the official opening of the Galway International Arts Festival box office in the Cornstore, Monday. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

The Galway International Arts Festival opened its box office this week, in the new location of The Cornstore, Middle Street.

The box office is open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, until July 6. From July 8 to 28, opening hours will be extended from 10am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and from 12 noon to 5pm on Sundays.

This year's GIAF will feature 21 music acts playing the Heineken Big Top, including Macy Gray, legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, Bell X1, a double-bill with Villagers and John Grant, Two Door Cinema Club, The Academic, and The Coronas.

Between five and 10 different plays and shows will be performed on any given day during the 14 days of the festival, including Irish National Opera's staging of Least Like The Other, based on the life of Rosemary Kennedy, sister of JFK; Epiphany from Druid; and Moonfish Theatre’s Redemption Falls, adapted from the novel by Joseph O’Connor. The Abbey Theatre will presents a new work by Dylan Coburn Gray, Citysong; while Rough Magic will present Cleft by Fergal McElherron, a visceral story of one family’s will to survive.

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Box-office staff Naoimh Ní Mhaolagain and Eoin Coyle. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Tickets are now on sale for all events in the Festival Box Office in The Cornstore, Middle Street; via 091 - 566577, and through www.giaf.ie

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