What’s On In Galway? The 10 BEST things to do this November

As Europe’s Culture Capital in 2020, it is safe to say that Galway is one of the most dynamic cities to visit in Ireland.

It is choc-a-block with events and performers, bohemian currents of electricity running amongst artists and creators, live music, art and experiences all within arms reach.

No matter the month, or year, there is a hoard of things to do in Galway. So, in a bid to make life easy, we rounded up this month’s top 10 things to do in the city.

10. Christmas Chocolate Lock-In

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Save one evening this November for an ultimate event: a VIP chocolate “lock-in” at the Hazel Mountain Chocolate store in Galway.

The exclusive event will be intimately catered for, hosting only 14 guests. The experience will offer those lucky few with a behind-the-scenes golden glimmer of an artisanal chocolatier.

This over-18’s event includes cacao champagne as well as chocolate samples to top off the entire experience.

Location: Hazel Mountain Chocolate Galway, 9 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland

9. The Story of Swing

If in search of a feel-good event for the soul, look no further than The Story of Swing taking place in Town Hall Theatre in Galway this November.

Performed by The Swing Cats, this non-stop show-stopping musical is bound to get your toes tapping as it traces the timeline of swing music and dance.

A sure-fire success – this is an event not to be missed!

Location: Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland

8. Taboo Show Pole

Prepare to be amazed as performers take to the pole at this impressive event. Showcasing advanced pole dancing which is a fusion between strength, flexibility, dance and sensuality, this is an event bound to raise your heartbeat.

There is also an 80s best-dressed costume competition, adding an extra layer of oomph to what already promises to be a fun-filled night.

Location: Monroe’s Tavern, 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland


7. The Sound of Music

Take a walk down memory lane with one of the most epic musicals of the century. Taking place in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway this November, this is set to be one of the biggest stage sensations of the month.

Tickets are priced according to seats and can be booked online. Just remember to get your hands on them early – rumour has it, this will be a sell-out show.

Location: Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland

6. Magical Mozart by Candlelight

Get lost in the musical magic of Mozart this November at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway.

The event offers guests a unique experience complete with candlelight, classic costumes and a full orchestra. The performance showcases songs and music from some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most celebrated operas.

This performance runs for one night only on 7 November 2018. Tickets can be purchased online.

Location: Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland

5. Galway Skates

Get ready to start the Christmas celebration early this year with a glide across the ice at Galway Skates.

Launching on 18 November 2018 and running into 2019, this will be one of the most festive events this month, heralding the holiday season that is before us.

The fully-enclosed rink is perfect for Ireland’s changeable weather conditions and early bird tickets can already be purchased online.

Location: Galway Skates, Leisureland, Salthill, Galway, Ireland

4. Beyond The Barricade

Prepare to be blown away as the past principal performers from Les Misérables from London’s West End bring to Galway, Beyond the Barricade – the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre concert tour.

Taking stage at Galway’s epic Town Hall Theatre, this one-night-only performance is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town this month.

Location: Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland

3. Delorentos

Roll up to Róisín Dubh in Galway on 2 November to see the Delorentos smash it on stage. The band, which have been killing it on the music scene for over a decade are bound to bust out an awesome set.

Tickets for this one can be purchased online and it’s likely to sell out, so be sure to nab them before they do!

Location: Róisín Dubh, 9 Dominick Street Upper, Galway

2. Wheatus

Take a stroll down memory lane to see Wheatus play live this November in Galway. Taking place in Monroe’s Live, this gig is bound to bring up memories of sing-alongs to “Teenage Dirtbag” and “A Little Respect”.

Bring your dancing shoes and loosen your vocal cords – this is going to be a night to remember.

Location: Monroe’s Live, 14 Upper Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland.

1. Galway Science & Technology Festival

This annual festival is one of the best all year, let alone the month. Taking place between 11 – 25 November 2018, Galway Science & Technology Festival will be a cauldron of events, talks, panel discussions, activities and fun things to do for all the family.

Check its website for a full line-up and prepare to be amazed!

Location: Various Locations, Galway, Ireland.

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