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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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Most amazing Galleries in Europe

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The building is well designed and is worth a visit. The exhibition that was on when we visited was OK (not great) and to be honest we would not have visited it if we had to pay entry fees to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderful space for the visual arts with adjoining theatre. Was impressed by Patrick Scott exhibition.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was at the Carlow Panto with the kids and it was fantastic. Bringing adults back to being a kid with the jokes and the jibes is one thing, but keeping the kids of today entertained also is another. This did both in my household. The venue itself is beautiful with the exhibits on display and friendly staff. For food, Lennons... More 

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The GBS is a state of the art theatre providing excellent nights out, providing for national touring theatre, as well as local theatre groups; music nights out, and many and vaired social events. Run by a great team of dedicated staff.

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