Room Hire

Prices on application

Draíocht is a non religious, non political organisation and does not facilitate meetings of a religious or political nature.

To book one of Draíocht's spaces for a day time event, like a meeting, conference or class etc, please contact:
Ciara Corrigan, Marketing & Corporate Hires Coordinator
tel: 01 809 8024 or email ciara@draiocht.ie

To book one of Draíocht's spaces for an evening performance or weekly performances etc, please contact:
Emer McGowan, Director, tel: 01 809 8027 or email emer@draiocht.ie

Available Spaces:

Main Auditorium

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Large auditorium with tiered seating and large stage.

Dimensions:
Auditorium: 15m x 15m
Stage (performance area): 14.95m x 12m

Capacity:
Auditorium: 286 seated / 500 unseated

 

Meeting Room (downstairs)

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Large, bright airy room with hard lino floor, black out blinds, natural light.
Dimensions: 9m x 10.5m
Capacity: 84 (seated)

Studio (seated side)

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Small auditorium with tiered seating.
Dimensions: 13m x 11m
Capacity: 92 seated

Studio (performance side)

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Large room with Junkers shock absorbent floor suitable for dance with mirrors along one side of room
Dimensions: 13m x 11m
Capacity: 72

Other

- Photocopying & fax facilities are provided at a cost of 25c per A4 page, 50c per A3 page b/w or colour.
- Operators for Sound, Lighting or AV equipment can be provided at additional cost to the Hirer.

Confirming the Booking
- The booking is secured with Credit Card details. The room hire fee is due 2 days in advance of the booking date, therefore we recommend if paying by Bank Transfer/Cheque that payment is made 7 days in advance of the hire date.

Cancellation Fees
- Up to two weeks prior to the event: 25% of room hire
- Between 2 weeks and 48 hours prior to the event: 50% of room hire
- 48 hours or less: 100% of room hire

Terms and Conditions of Room Hire

  • Draíocht is a non religious, non political organisation and does not facilitate meetings of a religious or political nature.
  • All bookings are provisional until a booking form is completed and returned with credit card details to secure the booking.

  • All hirers are responsible for people attending their event. Please ensure you have a formal registration procedure.
  • The hirer must provide such responsible supervision as may be necessary for the safe conduct of their attendees to and from the room.
  • Any signage/displays to be used in the main foyer must be agreed in advance with Draíocht.
  • The reservation will be made for a specific length of time and your event must finish at the agreed time. Should your event continue after this time, additional charges will be made.
  • The maximum capacity of each room hired must not be exceeded. The maximum seated capacities of the rooms are: 
  • Meeting Room - 84
  • Studio (seated side) - 92
  • Studio (performance side) - 72
  • Main Auditorium – 286
  • Invoices are due for payment 7 days in advance of the hire if paying by Cheque/Bank Transfer and 2 days in advance of the hire if paying by Credit Card/Cash.
  • All fire regulations and security regulations of Draíocht must be observed at all times. The hirer must familiarise himself with emergency exits from the building and procedures to be followed in case of fire.
  • Access to all exits must be unobstructed at all times.
  • Draíocht is a non-smoking building. This must be observed at all times.
  • Any accidents occurring within the building must be reported immediately to a member of Draíocht staff.
  • Draíocht reserves the right to cancel a booking or allocate an alternative room, without incurring any liability. In the event of a cancellation or change to the original booking, every effort will be taken to ensure your requirements are met.
  • The Hirer shall be responsible for and shall indemnify Draíocht for all accidents, injuries, damages and losses that may occur from any cause whatsoever in connection with the hiring, including accident of
  • injury to persons whether such accident or injury shall result in death or not and shall indemnify Draíocht in respect from and against any action at law or in equity that may be taken against Draíocht in respect thereof.
  • Draíocht accepts no responsibility for equipment, accidents, injuries, damages and losses that may occur from any cause in connection with the hiring. Draíocht advises the hirer to insure against such risks.
  • The Building is open at 10:00am. If you would like to gain access to the building before this time, this should be arranged at least 10 days before the event.
  • Telephone calls, use of fax machine and photocopying facilities are not included in the room hire charges and will be itemised on your invoice.
  • Refreshments are not included in the room hire charges and will be itemised on your invoice.
  • An additional charge will be levied for any exceptional cleaning or removal of large amounts of rubbish left by the Hirer.
  • If technical assistance or additional requests are required, at least seven days notice must be given. If less that seven days notice is given, requests may be difficult to accommodate.
  • Eating and Drinking are not permitted inside the Theatre or Studios 2/3.

Available Equipment:

Chairs, Tables, 1 Flip Chart/Pad/Pens, TV & DVD/Video, Playback Sound Equipment, Extension Cables, Projection equipment ie Lecturn and Portable PA

Disabled Visitors:

All spaces are fully accessible with adapted toilets for people with disabilities. The main auditorium is fitted with A.F.I.L. hearing assistance system. Level access parking spaces are available at the front of the building

Getting Here:

Draíocht is located opposite the blue entrance of the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. By car we are located on the Navan Road/N3 just off the M50. Extensive free parking is available adjacent to the theatre. By bus take the number 39 from Hawkins Quay.

Catering:

For catering requirements including tea and coffee please contact Paula or Dave in Betelnut Cafe on 01 8226036 or info@betelnut.ie.

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