Galway Days Irish Festival

Galway Days Irish Festival
Galway Days Irish Festiva
Presented by Irish Club of Alaska
August 7th
Best of Irish music, song and dance

In its never–ending quest to celebrate all things Irish, the Irish Club of Alaska will again present the Annual Galway Days Irish Festival on August 7th, 2021. After having gone completely digital last year, 2021 gives us a unique chance to develop a hybrid festival that will incorporate both digital and live performances. An all day pass into the theater is $10.00 and available through CenterTix. At home viewers will be able to view the shenanigans in the theater on line.

The Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors at 11 am on August 7th to a limited number of patrons to view live performances on stage as well as prerecorded performances on screen. The live acts include Caitlin Warbelow, The Irish Dance Academy of Alaska, The Derry Aires, Tania Opland, The Midnight Sun Cloggers and Wade Hampton Miller. Appearing in the theater on video will be Jubilee, Philip Price, Fiddler Brian Conway, Guitarist John Walsh and Wings to Fly.

Also available to online viewers will be a series of workshops beginning at 9 am with topics such as Irish Songs of Wordplay, The Book of Kells, DADGAD tuning for Guitar, Sligo Fiddle Styles, Songs of the Famine, History of the Irish Harp and more. Also appearing from Ireland will be storyteller Helena Byrne. Some workshops will be free and some will have a nominal charge.

The 2021 Galway Days Irish Festival has been made possible by a generous grant from The Atwood Foundation.

Event Details
Runs approximately 5 hours including intermission.
BABIES — Welcome. Ticket required for ages 2 and older. Under age 2 enter free if seated on adult lap.
CHILDREN — Helpful links to artists and show information will help you decide who is likely to enjoy the show. Please also consider the start time and length of the show when deciding whether to bring children.

Helpful Links
Coronavirus Protocols
Subject to Change
Self Assessment
Please stay home if you have had a fever or experienced COVID-like symptoms within 48 hours of the event.
Face Coverings
Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are recommended for all unvaccinated audience members. Staff will be wearing masks too. If you do not have a mask, the PAC has a free one for you.
Physical Distancing
Audience members will be required to sit only in their seats, which have been assigned to allow for physical distancing. Capacity in all PAC theatres has been reduced to 50% through August 2021 so that household groups can be spaced apart.
More Details
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Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm*
Saturday: 12pm-5pm*
Sunday: Closed*

*For Holiday and Summer hours, please visit our Contact Page.

Extended Hours Prior to Events:
The CenterTix Box Office is open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time for all ticketed events at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and remains open through intermission (or 30 minutes after curtain time for events without intermission and for Voth Hall events). During these extended hours, the box office will handle business for shows performing that same day only.
Accessible Services
If you already have tickets and are concerned that your current seats may not fulfill your needs, please complete this special seating request form.
Special Seating Request Form
Wheelchair Accessible SeatingAll levels of the PAC have both wheelchair–accessible and scooter–accessible locations where patrons may either remain seated in their wheelchairs/scooters or transfer to portable seats. Select seats labeled with a wheelchair icon to choose these seats.
Scooter AccommodationsScooters cannot be placed in the aisles due to the PAC’s evacuation plan. Patrons are welcome to transfer to a PAC transport wheelchair in the lobby to gain access to permanent seat locations. Devices will be stored in the lobbies.
Wheelchair AccessibilityCourtesy wheelchairs may be borrowed while on site courtesy of the Carolyn Ramey Memorial Fund for access to the seats.
Assistive Listening SystemsAssistive Listening Devices - Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
Specialty ProgramsBraille or Large Print programs are available if requested at least three (3) weeks prior to the event.
Accessible Services PageFor more information about Accessible Services, please go to our accessibility page, or contact us from our CenterTix contact page, or call 907-263-ARTS.