Town Hall Theatre (Galway)

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Town Hall Theatre
Amharclann Halla na Cathrach
Town Hall Theatre is located in Ireland
Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre
Address1, Courthouse Square
LocationGalway, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°16′34″N 9°03′14″W / 53.276177°N 9.053985°W / 53.276177; -9.053985Coordinates: 53°16′34″N 9°03′14″W / 53.276177°N 9.053985°W / 53.276177; -9.053985
Public transitGalway railway station
Capacity393 (Main Auditorium)
60 (Studio Space)
OpenedOctober 1995
Website
tht.ie

The Town Hall Theatre (Irish: Amharclann Halla na Cathrach[1]) is a theatre in Galway, Ireland.

History[edit]

The building which houses the Town Hall Theatre was erected in the 1820s and served first as a courthouse and later as a town hall. In the 1950s, the building was converted into a cinema and was used for film screenings until it fell into disrepair in the 1990s. Galway Corporation (now Galway City Council), with the assistance of a grant from the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, undertook a major refurbishment of the building between 1993–95 and it reopened as a state of the art, 393-seat Municipal Theatre in October 1995.

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