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“Wonderful Facility in the South East - Dont Miss it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre
Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
059 917 2400
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Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in Carlow
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Carlow
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Facility in the South East - Dont Miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Amazing facility for Art, Drama, Music, Theatre. Great Food in Lennons Bar, pricey but well worth it for a special treat

Visited July 2012
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carlow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“visual arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

amazing theatre space. especialy like the lunch time shows,great that as a venue it gives small theatre companys and local music as much time as the bigger companys that perform there,

Visited May 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Treasure in Carlow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Now that the M9 goes straight past Carlow, it only takes an hour to get to Carlow from Dublin so there's no excuse not to get down there to see the wonderful VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Arts & The G B Shaw Theatre. Not only is the building amazing in itself (designed by Terry Pawson) but the galleries are also extraordinary. The Main Gallery is enormous and can house really large exhibitions (like the recent Eileen McDonagh 'Catherdral'). There is always something interesting going on there and it's FREE. You'd be mad not to go.

The GB Shaw Theatre seats almost 300 people and they seem to get a great range of events there from opera to local theatre. I have enjoyed every single thing I've seen and love the atmosphere too. The staff are second to none, so helpful and friendly as well as really dedicated and informative.

Don't miss this wonderful addition to Irish Arts.

Visited June 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Top Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Very surprised to find such a gem tucked away in Carlow

Visited May 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“Great show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I went to see Orfeo the opera and it was excellent

Visited June 2012
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