The Town Hall Theatre in the centre of Galway City presents a 52-week programme covering all the performance arts including theatre, concerts, musicals, opera, ballet and film. Among the major Theatre companies which have performed at the Theatre are Druid, the Abbey and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Town Hall Theatre also hosts many high profile festivals in Galways event calendar including the Galway Film Fleadh, Galway International Arts Festival shows, Cuirt International Festival of Literature and many more. The impressive Town Hall building dates back to the 1820s and has served as a courthouse, an actual town hall and a cinema through the years. Visitors can treat themselves to an array of different performances including drama, comedy, musicals, concerts, (classic, traditional and contemporary alike), readings, ballets, operas, films and more. Unsurprisingly, anyone with an interest in the arts knows very well that The Town Hall Theatre is a premier venue for cultural activity in Galway and well worth a visit.