City Council Planning Department, Local Policymakers, Local Artistic Community
Galway is renowned for the arts and street performance (buskers, etc.). This reputation could be enhanced if more outdoor performance spaces were created. These spaces would add to the vibrancy and enjoyment of the city. They could be informal spaces or more formal spaces such as purpose-built stages and amphitheatres. These spaces could be small in scale or large, and could be incorporated into streets, squares, parks or buildings.
New outdoor performance spaces could have stages or not; could have permanent seating and/or standing areas; could be open-air, covered or sheltered from the elements (wind and rain). Natural features (land features, topography, trees, etc.) could be exploited to create performance spaces. Acoustics would be an important aspect to consider, especially for musical and theatrical performances.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, Australia
The Minack Theatre, Penzance, Cornwall, UK