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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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Good night out.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank RachelwasHere
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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Loughrea
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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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Mayo, Ireland
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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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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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