The Gap Arts Festival

Ballythomas National School, (and surrounds), Gorey, Co Wexford


 The Gap Arts Festival  August 9 -11th, bringing the arts to parts they wouldn’t otherwise reach.

Nominated for a Rural Inspiration Award 2019 by the European Network for Rural Development, the Gap Arts Festival is a family-friendly,
multi-discipline arts festival, with an open-arms welcome for audiences young and old, and for participants in a wide range of enjoyable, hands-on, art workshops.


‘A festival with heart and soul – a people’s festival.’ Tony Curtis, Guest Poet

Founded in 2011 to bring professional theatre to this rural hillside community in north Wexford where it hadn’t been seen since the fit-ups came with a tent in the 1950s, the Festival has grown year on year.


Expect the unexpected…

There is no village, no crossroads, no theatre, but every year the Gap Festival builds and adapts venues, indoors and out, and presents the best of professional theatre, music (classical and rock), poetry, film, outdoor spectacle, late-night family friendly movies under the stars, – and workshops and projects in photography, film making, painting,

poetry, acrobatics, puppetry and dance.

‘You gave me opportunity to wake up this little boy inside of me…’ Giants@TheGap
Workshop participant

The Gap Arts Festival 2019 – August 9 -11th





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