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The seventh annual GALAS, Ireland’s LGBT Awards, will take place in Dublin, Saturday February 27th 2016 at the Mansion House Dublin. BOOK NOW !!
Drinks Reception and Canapes from 7pm- 8pm, Awards from 8- 9.30/10pm, Disco from 10.30 with last orders at Bar at 1.30. There will be table service during the event.
This year we have reduced the prices from €45 to €35 and the booking fee has decreased with our new partner Eventbrite. We have also increased capacity to 550 seats from 400 last year. You can now choose your tickets online here from the seat map to make ticketing easier. Its time to celebrate!!!
The GALAS were created in 2009 by GCN and The National LGBT Federation (NXF) to honour those who work towards a better future for LGBT people in Ireland. They are here to encourage and reward those LGBT people who give of themselves for the greater good of their community, to show them that their efforts do not go unsung, and that they are an incredible resource which we all value beyond measure.
The GALAS also celebrate people in public life who have committed themselves to equality and positive representation for LGBT people. Leaders, whether they be in politics or the media, who give a message of diversity and equality are of great importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They influence Ireland for the greater good and move our society towards a more inclusive and equal state.
The GALAS also celebrate our rich and innovative culture, honouring the entertainers, artists, writers, and events that go into making gay Ireland a vibrant and exciting place to be. The awards celebrate entertainers and broadcasters in the public eye who are happy to be out and proud, giving a message of hope and inclusiveness to everyone watching.
When are the nominations out?
Feb 3rd on www.galas.ie
Is food Served at the event?
Canapes will be served along with a drinks reception from 7 to 9 . ( so nibbles instead of a sit down meal )
Is there a bar?
Yes full bar service with Table Service during the event to cut down on noise. Last orders 1.30am
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please do as it speeds up entrance on the night - Even a screen grab of your ticket in your phone will be great . We do find that the Eventbrite app is good but people sometimes delay in accessing it at the ticket area.
How long is the award ceremony?
Drinks and canapes- 7-8pm, Awards 8pm- 9.30/10, Disco from 10 till late BAR OPEN TILL 1.30!!
Is there an After party?
yes in the same venue- BAR OPEN TILL 1.30
Is there a dress code? Is this a formal black tie event?
Dress to impress!! Have a look at the picture of last years winners ( above ) to get an idea of what that means!
I've been nominated- do I get a complimentary ticket?
Yes you do! - You will be emailed with the promo code that you can use on the seat map.
I've bought a ticket but now I'm nominated/ my group is nominated- can i get a refund?
Thanks for buying early! Yes you can get a refund - please contact the organiser below and we will sort it out.
I cant seem to buy more tickets when I use my promo code?
Corrrect- You have to go in once and use your code, ( comp ) then go in a second time to buy additional tickets at the table you have chosen.
What's the best way to get seats altogether?
do not fill in the amount of tickets you need with the pull down tabs- Instead press buy tickets - This will bring you straight into the seat map and you can pick your seats.
I picked 4 seats but the receipt says that they are not together- How do I avoid this ?
See previous FAQ- If you pick seats from the pulll down tabs and then go BUY SEATS button, you will be brought to the seat map . On the right hand side will be amount of seats and where they are seated. If you don't like them just press the trash button beside each ticket and then pick your seats on the map. they will come up on the right after you pick each seat. Then continue to checkout.
I want to get a table of 10 but they are greyed out or unavailable?
These tables are either booked out already or reserved. If the reservation is cancelled these tables will be released.
When do ticket sales finish?
When all the seats are sold!- Seats have been put on sale till the day itself but normally are sold out a week before the event.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Event Venue Map
at table of 4 at front
at table of 10- midway
high pod of 4- to rear
last minute- at tables of 10
When & Where
National LGBT Federation ( NXF) and GCN
Established in 1979, the NXF is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) NGO in Ireland. The NXF publishes Gay Community News (GCN) and campaigns for the equal rights of, and to combat discrimination against, LGBT people in Ireland & internationally.
GCN is the national LGBT news-magazine of record and the key information resource for the Irish LGBT community.
NXF is a registered charity and not for profit company. Strategic direction of the organisation is provided by the NXF Board. The organisation influences policy development at national and international levels to promote equality for LGBT people through active involvement in civil society.
The NXF also organises the GALAs: the annual LGBT awards. The GALAs honours lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people and organisations for their contributions to Irish society, both north and south of the border. The awards, now in their fourth year, also honour politicians, employers and other people who are committed to advancing equality and social acceptance for LGBT people in Ireland.