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Address: Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 59 917 2400
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Experience your world in a new way. See thought provoking art in the...

Experience your world in a new way. See thought provoking art in the largest gallery space in Ireland. Watch great theatre.Iconic arts centre in the heart of Carlow town, with four world class gallery spaces and a 320-seat performance space.

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Wheelchair friendly

The staff at the G B Shaw theatre could not have been more helpful. There is a row of seats at the front with an extra wide space to allow wheelchair access. At a gig last... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2013
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The staff at the G B Shaw theatre could not have been more helpful. There is a row of seats at the front with an extra wide space to allow wheelchair access. At a gig last Saturday night there were three of us in wheelchairs and it was easy to get to the spaces where seats had been removed for... More 

Thank BirdingTraveller
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

love the art and also shows seating great also once a month there re lunch time shows for older people with a cup of tea or coffee

Thank anne m
Carlow, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The food is second to none at the restaurant in the visual arts centre. went with a friend for lunch and were lucky to get a table as it seems to be busy at lunchtime most days. definitely would recommend it.

Thank cnj123456
Carlow, Ireland
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Surprisingly large art gallery for a small town. Constantly changing exhibits, mostly contemporary (i.e. weird but interesting). The building its self is very modern and worth a look for architecture fans. Set in the attractive grounds of an old seminary (now college) Restaurant on downstairs.

Thank Ken P
Carlow, Ireland
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great local theatre, lots of fantastic shows. Last visit was in May 13 to see a one man show, A Man in Woman's Shoes, brilliant show.

Thank TulMar
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

The theatre is one large concrete building with a high roof . . Food is ok . A bit expensive for the quantity u get . ........ seat space is a bit tight on the knees but all theatres are going that way I guess ... good acts shown . The best one ive seen is. jack L ..... so... More 

Thank hysterxl
Carlow, Ireland
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Need to do more to keep you interested, not for kids. Very well kept, clean and tidy and a lot of nightly entertainment but during the day very quiet.

Thank Dolores O
Carlow, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I have visited the George Bernard Shaw theatre on 4 occasions and have had wonderful experiences on each occasion. They do a range of shows, sone for the entire family, some for the adults only, and on each occasion I have been so impressed with the entire experience. Our most recent journey was to take a group of my daughter's... More 

Thank Ger K
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

this is what every town needs..thought the glass of wine was over-priced but overall very pleased with the night out

Thank theresa m
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

During our visit the photographic display of History of the Sugar Factory very good.We dined on two seperate occassions in Lennons its so popular you have to arrive early at lunch time.The quality of the menu is first class and attended by some very helpful staff.Will certainly return again when visiting Ireland.

Thank Robjonlincoln

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