Summer Projects 2014 - July

Summer Projects 2014 - July


Mon 21 Jul - Fri 1 Aug 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

SUMMER SONG SCHOOL - 2 places left
MONDAY 21 - FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014 // 10AM-4PM
AGE: 11-16 YRS // €55
After the success of last year, Song School return with this workshop 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! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos and a certificate of participation.

WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YRS / 11AM-12PM // €30  SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YRS / 1PM-3PM // €45  SOLD OUT
Join us for this week of exciting arts and crafts, where we will travel around the globe to experience different arts mediums (paint, clay etc), cultures, histories, buildings and countries in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.

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Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Sat 26 Jul 2014 Draíocht Galleries

Getting inspiration from the Margo Banks exhibition that surrounds us, during these sessions we will experiment with charcoal and sugar paper. Our artists will help you learn about blending and contrast. We also will make charcoal rubbings and create a beautiful frame for our finished pieces.


SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // 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 / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Summer Projects 2014 - August - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2014 - August - SOLD OUT


Mon 11 - Fri 15 Aug 2014

MONDAY 11 - FRIDAY 15 AUG 2014
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS / 10AM-1PM // €40 SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS / 2PM-5PM // €40 SOLD OUT

Workshop participants will experiment with theatre and drama through the use of high energy and engaging group games. Through these fun techniques, participants will learn about voice works, physical theatre, stage craft, working from script and performance in an informal and safe space.

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Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.

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By Paul Curley

Sat 20 Sep 2014 2PM & 4PM / Age 4-6 yrs Draíocht Studio // €6 adults / €5 children / Age 4-6 yrs

Sift the flour, Beat the eggs, Add the butter, Sprinkle the Sugar … now, Bake!

This is a story about the Queen and her Son and the Baker and his Daughter. It’s Prince Fredrik’s 9th birthday. But who will bake the royal birthday cake? As things heat up in the busy basement kitchen of the Queen’s palace, the young apprentice baker Madeleine attempts to prove herself to her Father.

A delightful new theatre experience for young audiences performed by Paul Curley and designed by Ger Clancy, Bake! invites you into the action of the basement kitchen of the royal palace. Get stuck in, but be warned, things could get messy.

Paul Curley is a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative.

Age 4-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
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The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy

Spreacha 2014 - Slingsby, Australia

Fri 10 - Sat 11 Oct 2014 Main Stage Tent / Age 8+

A beautiful, dark and funny theatre show ideal for audiences aged 8+, families and theatregoers of all ages. Inside a magical travelling theatre tent, a storyteller shares an enchanting and timeless tale. Cheeseboy’s home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on Earth? A journey in turns wondrous and achingly familiar, with shades of Edward Scissorhands, Oedipus and The Little Prince. Set to lush original music by Quincy Grant, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy will transport you to a fantastical world.
By Finegan Kruckemeyer, conceived by Andy Packer.

School Shows:
FRI 10 OCT  10AM & 12 NOON

Family Shows:
SAT 11 OCT  2PM & 4PM

Main Stage Tent / €7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ / Dur: 50 mins

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children.

"This exquisitely performed piece is so enchanting … the show is visually and aurally transfixing’" New York Post

"So achingly magical and charming, so full of whimsicality and merry eccentricity … a marvel of exquisite theatre-craft." ★★★★★ The Herald, Scotland

The Way Back Home
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The Way Back Home

Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Tue 21 - Wed 22 Oct 2014 Draíocht Studio // €7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class

TUES 21 OCT 5PM / WED 22 OCT 10AM & 12PM 
€7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur 40 mins

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space! Millions of miles from earth, the plane begins to splutter and quake, so the boy must make a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there.

Branar Téatar do Pháistí and Denmark’s Teater Refleksion have joined forces to produce The Way Back Home, based on the hugely successful book by Irish author Oliver Jeffers. This new show without words combines puppetry, original music and the distinctive and evocative design of Teater Refleksion’s Mariann Agaard to realise a beautiful and imaginative story on stage. In association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

MORE ... Writing tips from Oliver Jeffers ... here ... 

Elf Factory
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Elf Factory

Little Bigtop in association with The Source Arts Centre

Thu 11 - Sat 13 Dec 2014 Draíocht Studio // €6 Adults / €5 children / Age 3-5 yrs

A magical 'First Christmas' experience for the very young!
Santa's Elves greet the children amongst a pile of presents, soon everyone is passing, stacking and packing together. Then the cheeky Elves invite their new friends on an adventure inside a Giant Christmas Present. From a jumble of unpacked presents a beautiful town emerges waiting for Santa's Christmas visit and we find ourselves carried away on a fantastical journey using shadow play and puppetry. Children and their families enjoy a playful, intimate experience culminating in a wonderful meeting with Santa who has a present for each child.

THURS 11 DEC / 10AM, 11.30AM, 4PM
FRI 12 DEC / 10AM, 11.30AM, 4PM
SAT 13 DEC / 11AM, 12.30PM & 2.30PM
Draíocht Studio // €6 Adults / €5 children. 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-5 yrs / Dur: 35 mins

"Better than two iced buns." Stuart, age 4

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Film at Draíocht

Tue 16 Dec 2014 4PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €8.50 / €7 conc / €5 children / Price includes small pre-film hot chocolate at Betelnut Cafe

A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

Ticket price includes an optional small pre-film hot chocolate at Draiocht's Betelnut Cafe (non exchangeable for tea/coffee sorry!).

Enjoy a brief intro by local film scholars Ann Downey and Mary Gillan who will also lead a free discussion afterwards.

Carols for Christmas 2014
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Carols for Christmas 2014

New Dublin Voices

Sat 20 Dec 2014 3PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc / Family of 4: €40

International award-winning New Dublin Voices invite you to join them in celebrating Christmas! As those who come along every year will tell you, there's a beautiful Christmas atmosphere, with the very best of carols and songs for the season, as well as high spirits and fun, readings from great Christmas stories and poems, laughs for the everyone - whether young or young at heart! Pop in from the cold outside, sit back and enjoy the arrival of Christmas.