We look forward to welcoming you to Galway Theatre Festival this year. The health and safety of our audience, artists, festival team and wider community are of paramount importance. The normal industry standards of safety for our audience, staff, and artists will apply, including safe entrance and egress from venues and set up of venues to ensure an enjoyable and inclusive experience for all involved. We ask that you observe public health guidelines, and if you are feeling unwell on the day of an event, we ask that you stay at home. We have implemented measures to keep everyone safe when engaging with GTF events. These measures follow Government guidelines and will be adapted according to any changes in guidelines over the coming weeks.This policy applies to all events irrespective of their location (indoor or outdoor) 

In the event that it is not possible to have live audiences this policy will apply to all artists, festival team, and technical staff presenting work behind closed doors to a streamed audience. 

These measures include 

  • Reduced capacity in each of our venues
  • Socially distant seating 
  • Contact Tracing 
  • Temperature checking
  • An increased and enhanced cleaning regime in all venues
  • Ventilation of venues between shows
  • One way systems for the safe entrance and egress from venues
  • Hand sanitising stations placed at the entrances and exits and throughout the venues
  • Face coverings to be worn by staff and audience members aged 13 and over
  • Socially distant queuing
  • Managed bathroom queuing.
  • Capacity limit on stage numbers and in all backstage rooms
  • Contactless ticketing

For a comprehensive description of the measures we are taking, read our full GTF Covid Protocols here. We respectfully ask if you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who is unwell, has traveled from abroad, and/or is isolating, to not attend any of our events. Please refer to for full public health advice on Covid-19 and contact our box office for a refund.