University of Galway's Theatre Partners and Links

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

    University of Galway will be Druid’s exclusive academic partner, with the company offering internship opportunities and working to strengthen and enhance the success of University of 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 University of Galway campus also plays host to many GIAF events each year. 


Drama, Theatre and Performance is part of the School of English and Creative Arts.   

Extra-Curricular Activities

Arts in Action:


Galway Musical Society (GUMS): 

Arts & Theatre office:

NUI Galway's SELECTED project with Galway Arts Festival

University of Galway Students in the Galway Arts Festival SELECTED Internship programme 2019.