The Town Hall Theatre is a state of the art 400-seater main auditorium and the 52-seater studio space at Courthouse Square, in Galway City Centre. The theatre attracts audiences in excess of 100,000 annually (close to 2 million since re-opening in 1995) making it the most successful theatre of its size in Ireland. Each year, the venue is the epicentre of activity for virtually all of Galway's key festivals and cultural events including Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Cuirt Festival of Literature, Baboro Children's Festival and Galway Comedy Festival to name but a few.
Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Garry Hynes, Mick Lally (1945 – 2010) and Marie Mullen – the first professional theatre company in Ireland outside Dublin. Since 1979, the company has had its own theatre on Druid Lane in Galway. The theatre is the birthplace of all their work and continues to serve as a facility for the promotion and development of the arts in Galway. Druid productions have won over 50 awards in Ireland, and internationally, including four Tony Awards for the company’s world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane.