Reach for the Stars 2018 - EXTRA DATE

Reach for the Stars 2018 - EXTRA DATE

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018 sAT 7.30PM / SUN 6PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Norma Breen Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests.
Produced and Directed by Norma Breen.

Ferdinand (2017)
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Ferdinand (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Sat 28 Apr 2018 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of Rio and inspired by the beloved book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand is a heart-warming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that include John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant and many more.

Cert: G  Language: English   Dur: 106 mins
In association with Access Cinema

"A flower-sniffing bull goes on a journey of self-discovery in this fun adaptation." ★★★★ The Observer

"A sweet - and hilarious - tale of a bull who won’t fight." ★★★★ The Times

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Sat 5 May 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht. Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
​Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

The Wonderful Tune

The Wonderful Tune

Ceol Connected

Wed 9 May 2018 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Dur: 50 mins / Age: 6+

Join Ceol Connected on their new and exciting musical adventure. The Wonderful Tune is a captivating, moving, and otherworldly show for children aged 6 and above. This reimagining of an old fairytale weaves together traditional music, song, puppetry and animation to bring children on an unforgettable journey. Told through the eyes of Maggie Connor and her son Maurice ‘the king of all the pipers in Ireland’, The Wonderful Tune is a musical world of singing mermaids, dancing sea creatures and an enchanted tune which is sure to have everyone singing along!
Alongside Emma Fisher (puppeteer), The Wonderful Tune performers include some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians: Thomas Johnston (uilleann pipes/whistles/vocals), Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals) and Seán McElwain (guitar/fiddle).
Supported by The Arts Council

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Woolly’s Quest
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Woolly’s Quest

Branar Teatar do Pháistí in Association with Riverbank Arts Centre

Fri 18 - Sat 19 May 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6+ yrs Dur: 45 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS
FRI 18 MAY 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 19 MAY 2PM & 4PM

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool. Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Woolly's Quest has it all as Branar weaves together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

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The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

Thu 24 May 2018 10AM-2.30PM

GOING ON SALE ON 23 APRIL 2018

This is Draíocht’s 4th Toddler Take Over event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. This year we explore synaesthesia with Sights and Sounds and think about really important questions; 
How quiet is yellow?
Can we draw loud?
With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, dance, draw, sing and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on 23 April 2018, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Toddler TakeOver’ in the subject field.

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Starkids on Stage 2018

Starkids on Stage 2018

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

FRI 25 MAY  7PM
SAT 26 MAY 3PM (Sold Out) & 7PM 


Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Annie, Matilda, Trolls the Movie and Hairspray. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.
www.starkids.ie

Family Day: Drawing

Family Day: Drawing

Sat 2 Jun 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Scribble, shade, circle and line. Be inspired by the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ and along with the exhibition artists, Curator Sharon Murphy and Draíocht Family Day artists Deirdre and Genevieve, explore the magic of simple mark making, with charcoal and pencil and chalks.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Learn To Play Music Day 2018

Learn To Play Music Day 2018

With Castleknock School of Music

Thu 7 Jun 2018 1.30pm-5.30pm / Age: 6 months to 8+ Years // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.
Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622


Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

Sun 10 Jun 2018 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making with Genevieve Harden

Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making with Genevieve Harden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 12 Jun 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM  (45 MINS)
Genevieve Harden will help us to remember the joy of scribbling and shading with pencils and charcoal and use music to explore how we respond through mark marking to different musical sounds.
DRESS FOR MESS

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.


MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes / July
Exploring Yoga Stories / August

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening

Cinema at Draíocht

Sat 16 Jun 2018 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are left on at a low level so the auditorium won't be in total darkness, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 84 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Bookings: 01-8852622

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Cinderella, Under the Sea, Oliver!, Matilda, Join the Circus, High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and Chicago! This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.
www.stagezone.ie

Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Draíocht Studio // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

10AM-4PM  Age: 13-17 Years   €35
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshops will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

Summer Projects 2018 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2018 - Summer Song School

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Jul 2018 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 02 - FRI 06 JUL 2018   10AM - 4PM   
THU 05 JUL 10AM - 8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 05 July At 7pm
Age: 13-17 Years   €45

The ever popular SongSchool return for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music-based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun! 

And why not also join us for a follow-up one day workshop in August with SongSchool?

Summer Projects 2018 - Art Explorers: Adventures of Me

Summer Projects 2018 - Art Explorers: Adventures of Me

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Jul 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS   10AM-12PM  €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM    €35   

Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Adventures of Me’ will be an artistic journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay panels, to making 21st century fossils, and looking at and responding to other artists work, all of which will be curated into their end of week exhibition for all to enjoy.

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 17 Jul 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM (45 MINS)
Anne Cradden will encourage you to feel and enjoy paint in this very messy, but really fun workshop. Along with finger and toe paining, we will also use brushes and other objects to see what shapes and images we might create in a free and open environment.
DRESS FOR MESS

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making / June
Exploring Yoga Stories / August

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).