Mermaid Arts Centre
Pick your event, pick your seat, pick up your ticket. Nearly all of our events are available to book here, online, 24 hours a day.
Mermaid is a leading space where ideas, creativity, imagination and artistic expression find a natural home. We make and present excellent cultural experiences which delight, engage and inspire.
Mermaid exists as a place of interaction between artists and the public.
Artists and audiences are at our heart and we are a space for fun, entertainment and for making and enjoying art. The Centre exists to enrich the communities of County Wicklow, by providing and encouraging participation in quality artistic experiences as a leading centre for the arts in Ireland.
Mermaid is a creative hub and artistic resource for County Wicklow, creating opportunities for Wicklow audiences to enjoy high quality national and international art spanning all art forms and supporting Wicklow based professional and amateur artists and companies.
Our airy and bright gallery has a total floor space of 165sq meters. It hosts on average 8-10 exhibitions per annum. It can also accommodate small-scale corporate functions, to make a booking please contact [email protected]
The relaxed and comfortable Betelnut Café is open for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee. Drinks are available pre-show and during intervals. The delicious menu is available for takeaway or eating in.
Open 8 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday and for pre-show and interval drinks.
Closed Sundays except for performances.
The Betelnut Café also provides a catering service for office parties, home entertainment or seasonal events call Paula or Dave on 01-2764728 for more information.
How to Get Here
Mermaid is located at Bray’s Civic Centre, just off Bray Main Street next to Bank of Ireland.
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre
Customers of Mermaid Arts Centre's evening and weekend performances can avail of free parking in the underground car park behind the Health Centre.
Alternative public parking is available at the Florence Road Carpark and on street “pay and display” parking is also available at the following locations:
- Main Street
- Killarney Road
- Parnell Road
- Connolly Square
- Novara Avenue
Free underground parking is available to all Mermaid customers in the evenings and weekends of performances. This car park is located beneath the Bray Town Council and Health Centre buildings beside Mermaid. To access this carpark, when turning off the main street, drive straight following the road down behind the Bray Town Council building. The entrance to the car park is to your left just past the Town Council building.
Please note that, unfortunately, this carpark is not open to customers during the day. The surface car park in front of the Mermaid is Pay and Display, and regular clamping is in operation. Mermaid Arts Centre has no association with this car park.