Visual Arts Carlow
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre is an iconic multi-disciplinary arts centre in the heart of Carlow Town, with four world-class gallery spaces and a 335-seat performance space.
VISUAL’s mission is to create a space for audiences, artists and communities to engage with, explore and be inspired by contemporary art and performance, and to work innovatively and collaboratively to contribute to the long term cultural, social and economic development of the region.
Engage with amazing artwork by national and international artists and be inspired by Ireland’s largest and most spectacular space for contemporary art. There’s lots of activities to enjoy, from weekly parent and toddler art classes to family art workshops, youth theatre, intimate music gigs in the GB Bar, talks, workshops, tours, plus a 320-seat theatre with a packed programme of drama, film, dance and comedy.
The Visual Arts Carlow Centre Carlow for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre also houses the award-winning and highly popular restaurant, Lennons@Visual, full of yummy treats for morning coffee, lunch and dinner on weekends. Why not make a night of it and enjoy dinner and an event in the theatre? Or just relax in the bar before a show.
We look forward to welcoming you!