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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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Excellent arts centre

Great facility for the town and some really interesting pieces on display when we visited. There was a documentary on showing the history of the beet factory in Carlow which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ros1943
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Castlebar, Ireland
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Castlebar, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great facility for the town and some really interesting pieces on display when we visited. There was a documentary on showing the history of the beet factory in Carlow which was very interesting. Wonderful opportunity to see the work of local artists.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this gallery for contemporary art. Great building and great café. Modern space and a gem in Carlow town. We'll worth a visit and check online for forthcoming exhibitions especially the open submission for eigse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited for a live music performance and the sound was great. Also impressed by the amount of parking. Ticket prices are always a bargain.

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Thank Alex H
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Carlow is very lucky to have this wonderful, modern arts centre & venue. The art is often eclectic & may not always be to everyone's taste, but it's well curated & presented.

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Thank Donal M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Perfect for a night out with ample parking, and food and bar on site so you can combine a show and meal in the one venue.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This place is fantastic. Excellent set-up for exhibitions and a wonderful theater with comfortable seating where you'll have a great view even if the person in front of you plays for the Lakers. The space is very multi-purpose, can be used for a wide variety of events and indeed the program has quite an offering! The staff are very welcoming.... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Attended a Spotlight Show here recently. Wonderful venue! Explored the Arts Display and Gallery beforehand. Enjoyed it immensely!

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Thank L W
Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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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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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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