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VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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Address: Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
Phone Number: 059 917 2400
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No matter were you sit, you have a great view of the stage.

Went with some friends to see the musical " menopause " at 5.00pm. We all sat in row J Despite being a full house, the design of the theatre means there are no awkward poles or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great seeing local community getting to use the facilities and putting on a great performace for the public. Well supported by local sponsors and the musical was great

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Thank Louise N
Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Went with some friends to see the musical " menopause " at 5.00pm. We all sat in row J Despite being a full house, the design of the theatre means there are no awkward poles or angles. So not matter where you sit, you have a great view of the stage. The sound was really good. The seats comfortable. Its... More 

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Thank Kilkenny1959
Loughrea
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I've visited this theater for many different events, from coming to see comedians to seeing country singers, artsy theater shows to an ABBA tribute band! I love this place, it's so well run, it's contemporary, funky and really impressive. The bar is great but you're not allowed to bring your drinks into the theater, but what harm! It would be... More 

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Thank Sandy D
Mayo, Ireland
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a lovely surprise this venue turned out to be. The perfect size for an intimate concert. The space was clean the staff were excellent and the seats were comfortable and spacious. I look forward to returning again.

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Thank HughCondron
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Visual Arts Centre has something for everyone. If you love Art this is the place to visit. With exabitions of some of Europesome finest artist along with local Carlow artist. The Visual also has a state of the art 320 seat Theatre which a wide range programme from dance , comedy,drama, music to film and local performance. There is... More 

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Thank jay8t2
Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've visited this gallery several times and am continually astonished by its spaces and nooks. It is suitable for exhibiting all kinds of art, and it's very people-friendly too, inviting interaction and movement without creating a hullabaloo. It also has an excellent, bustling restaurant, where le tout de Carlow (or upmarket Carlow anyway) seem to dine. Lovely gallery that exhibits... More 

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Thank Charliegirl2010
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to see the art gallery and enjoyed it very much. we would go again. We also had lovely food in the restaurant attached

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Thank j0seph_F547
Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

visual is a gallery/theatre that carlow should be very proud of...will definatly go again if possable ..hope it gets more trip adviser ratings because it deserves it ..is like a gallery you would see in berlin or some major city..........

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Whether you want a night out at the theatre, a couple of hours surrounded by contemporary art and design or to catch a live comedian or film; The VISUAL Carlow is the perfect place to visit. Sign up for their newsletter or programme to make sure you never miss out.

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Thank Lorna M
United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

New venue, keen to attract local interest. Evelyn Conlon and William Wall gave readings at an open conference there. Spectacular art space.

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