NUI Galway's Theatre Partners and Links

NUI Galway believes firmly in the value of forming close partnerships with world-leading theatre practitioners, and to that end, we have entered into partnerships with a range of companies and groups.  

  • Druid Theatre - NUI Galway and Druid have agreed a 10-year strategic partnership   building on the existing relationship between the University and the renowned creative arts company.

    NUI Galway will be Druid’s exclusive academic partner, with the company offering internship opportunities and working to strengthen and enhance the success of NUI Galway’s Creative Arts programmes.

  • The Abbey Theatre - students have access to the full archive of the Abbey Theatre at the Hardiman Library on-campus, providing hundreds of scripts, videos, images and more.  
  • Galway International Arts Festival - students apply to participate in the annual SELECTED programme, which provides unique behind-the-scenes access to the Arts Festival. The NUI Galway campus also plays host to many GIAF events each year.


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NUI Galway's SELECTED project with Galway Arts Festival

NUI Galway Students in the Galway Arts Festival SELECTED Internship programme 2019.

The Fregoli Heart Project

After its huge success as part of Cúirt 2019 Fregoli bring The Fregoli Heart Project back! Led by Fregoli Artistic Director and DTP PhD student Maria Tivnan, this event takes place at the O’Donoghue Theatre and is available for booking NOW from EventBrite. 

In an era of borders, marginalization, and mass attempts to inspire hate and difference, Fregoli wishes to return to what is quintessential to life: love. In October 11th 2018 Fregoli put out an open call and received an abundance of beautiful submissions from people of varying ages, backgrounds and abilities all-encircling Love. The creative team worked as an ensemble taking these submissions and moulding them into a theatre production bursting with love and light.

“Fregoli delivered an hour-long show that was by turns touching, funny, poignant, joyful, heartfelt and true (……) It was a show as warm, life-affirming and soul-gladdening as a good, scrunchy hug.” -Charlie McBride

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