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Visual Carlow

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Show Venue

Visited at the weekend for a show; staff were great - really friendly and welcoming. My only... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2019
m45
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Cork, Ireland
Derek Ryan concert

This place is a great venue for concerts. Very comfortable seats and great view of the stage. I... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
468karlm
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Naas, Ireland
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Apr 29, 2019
“Show Venue”
Jan 17, 2019
“Derek Ryan concert”
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Experience your world in a new way. See thought provoking art in the largest gallery space in Ireland. Watch great theatre.Iconic arts centre in the heart of Carlow town, with four world class gallery spaces and a 320-seat performance space.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Dublin Road, Carlow R93 HE27, Ireland
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Visited at the weekend for a show; staff were great - really friendly and welcoming. My only critique is the show we attended was about 2.5 hours long, and the seats are quite small and close together so it became uncomfortable sitting in them towards...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank m45
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

This place is a great venue for concerts. Very comfortable seats and great view of the stage. I will be back.😀

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 468karlm
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

As always the Visual restaurant served up some very good food, speedy, friendly service keeps this well up there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sealymonster
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I have been to numerous exhibitions here for work and with family and it never fails to disappoint. The design of the building is lovely and it is wonderful to see such a fascination place in Carlow. The playground exhibition was really nice and a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laurajane94
VISUALcarlow, Public Relations Manager at Visual Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Hi Laurajane94, it is lovely of you to review us. This year we are showing It's A Wonderful Life again, as well as Mary Poppins and Singin' In the Rain. I do hope you get to come back for one of those!

Reviewed October 15, 2017

Went to see a comedy gig here which is great that some big acts are coming to the Visual. Although, It was a bit pricey just for water and peanuts even! The toilets are up way too high, my feet didn't even touch the floor!...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank serendipity1977
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped off at the visual exhibition centre and perhaps it's just me but I have been to a fair few art galleries and installations over the years but I just didn't get the art on show today. Spinning blankets and speakers playing music no...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank thelaminator2
Ann M, CEO at Visual Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Hi thelaminator2, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We have three exhibition seasons a year, and each one will have different themes and types of work. Our Summer Season included the Annual Carlow Arts Festival Open Submission exhibition, which included the work...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and had a little visit of this ultra modern building in carlow next to a stunning college . We also had dinner underneath it in Lennons which was brilliant . The whole place has stunning modern architecture and caters for all

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 827martinob
VISUALcarlow, Manager at Visual Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thanks for the 4*'s Martino. Delighted that you got the full experience in VISUAL!

Reviewed July 15, 2017

i when to see a play here last weekend and i loved it plus im not a theatre person but have to say i will be going to more theres all so a bar on site with lovelly food

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nigel k
Management response:Responded July 20, 2017

Thanks for the five stars, Nigel! We look forward to seeing you here again

Reviewed June 3, 2017

Well worth a visit, a great facility for carlow and located in beautiful grounds, next to a fantastic restaurant.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lennon2015
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I love going to the Visual, it is one of the best venues in the South East. I brought 14 kids, ranging from 10-4, to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Christmas. They all loved the movie. The theatre was warm, comfortable and the kids could...More

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Date of experience: December 2016
Thank QueenAlocin
VISUALcarlow, Public Relations Manager at Visual Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! I do hope they all get to play in The Playground Project which is open until May.

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