VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art
& The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

is an iconic cultural space in Carlow, Ireland, presenting contemporary art, theatre, music, dance, cinema, talks, workshops and events.


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We are open today 11am to 5:30pm


Lennons award-winning restaurant uses the very best of local & Irish produce.

t: 059 9179245 

Opening Times:

Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Thurs - Sat: 6.00pm - 9.30pm
Sunday Brunch: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

“very good food and excellent 9/10” – Paolo Tullio, Irish Independent

Venue Opening Hours

Box Office / Reception & Galleries:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5:30pm

  • Sunday 2pm to 5pm

  • Closed on Monday


The Gallery is FREE to visit
Last admissions 15minutes before closing
No Photography allowed
Food & Drinks allowed in the Gallery
Children must remain Supervised by an adult at all times

To book Group Tours please call Reception on +353 59 917 2400 in advance of your visit.
For School Tours please see our Education page.
On event days the Box Office is also open 1 hour prior to the start of the show for ticket collection or to sell any remaining tickets for that performance.