This years Voice festival will take place at the refurbished An Taibhdhearc ,Middle Street , Galway City.
The finest traditonal theatre with its brand new comfortable seats and excellent acoustics for you to enjoy the festival experience Tel 091 562024
Taibhdhearc Na Gaillimhe
Tel 091 562024
"The Taibhdhearc is located in Middle Street in Galway and so is very central" - whoseview.ie
Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe Irish pronunciation meaning "Galway Theatre" is the national Irish language theater of Ireland and was founded in 1928.
The word taibhdhearc appears as a gloss for the Latin teatrum (thetare) in an old Irish document, derived from roots meaning "dream" and "glance." The modern Irish for a theatre is amharclann.
The building itself is actually built on the ruins of the city's original Augustinian friary. The rear wall incorporates a wall from this friary, including some carved stone window frames. With its location on An tSráid Láir (Middle Street) the Taibhdhearc is situated in the heart of the city of Galway..
Throughout the year the theatre is a much sought after venue for drama and music productions, as well as occasionally screening international films..
In 2004 An Taibhdhearc awarded the Gradam Bhaitéir Uí Mhaicín prize for scriptwriting to Coinneáil Orainn by Darach O Scolai which was staged by An Taibhdhearc the following year.
In 2007 An Taibhdhearc closed its doors for an extended period of renovation and refurbishment and is set to re-open in October 2012