Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase
December 9th see’s Blanchardstown School of Music return to Draíocht for their Christmas Concert. The concert will showcase the talent of the students ranging from Singing, Piano, Drums, Violin & Guitar. With some festive inspired pieces along with some of the students exam preparation work it will be an afternoon of fantastic music and upbeat performances!
Blanchardstown School of Music is based in Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown and was established in 2007 and has steadily grown since then with a wide variety of music lessons available in all instruments.
* please note start time is now 7pm
Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - SOLD OUT
These Open Studio sessions are designed for members of the public and families to drop in and meet our Artist in Residence, Jole Bortoli.
Explore her studio space in our First Floor Gallery and work creatively alongside Jole to respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition, situated in our Ground Floor Gallery
Sessions are free. Please pre-register with the Box Office on tel: 01-8852622
Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016 - SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10.30AM-12PM (SOLD OUT)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 1PM-2.30PM
Santa is so busy at Christmas time - can you make a Christmas Elf to help him out? Your Elf’s help might be required on Christmas Eve during your sleep! Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. All materials will be provided and early booking is advised.
Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please adhere to age recommendations: workshops have been especially catered for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
Carols for Christmas 2016 - SOLD OUT
New Dublin Voices with Guest Choir St Brigid’s NS Choir, Castleknock
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 everyone - whether young or young at heart! Pop in from the cold outside, sit back and enjoy the arrival of Christmas.
Director: Bernie Sherlock
Guest Choir St Brigid’s NS Choir, Castleknock, conductor Niamh Williams.
To book a family of 4 Phone 01 8852622
Sleeping Beauty The Panto
Coolmine Panto Group
FRI 06 – SUN 22 JAN 2017
FRI 06 7.30PM /
SAT 07 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 08 1PM & 5PM /
THU 12 7.30PM / FRI 13 7.30PM /
SAT 14 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 15 1PM & 5PM /
WED 18 7.30PM (AUTISM FRIENDLY SHOW €17) /
THU 19 7.30PM / FRI 20 7.30PM /
SAT 21 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 22 2PM
A Pantomime for all the family, Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale about a beautiful Princess, an enchanted spinning wheel and a handsome Prince. The legend that transcends time begins with a christening, a jealous fairy called Magnificent and her evil spell at the Princess’s birthday party. But there to help is Auntie Dolly Dollar, the Duchess of Dishwater and her “friends”! A Pantomime full of fun, song, dance and romance all spin together in Coolmine Panto Group’s spectacular production.
Our sensory friendly production on Wednesday 18th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide and Storyboard in advance from the Panto Group, please email email@example.com or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 (available in early January). All tickets for this performance are €17.
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A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2017
Coolmine Community School
Coolmine Community School's students are back and promise to entertain you again this season. Prepare to be dazzled by their musical, dance and dramatic abilities. This is the 16th year Coolmine Community School has staged the Feast of Talent show in Draíocht and it promises to be a night not to be missed.
Tickets available from Draíocht’s Box Office (not from the School).
Early Bird: €8 (book before 31 December 2016)
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The Quiet Tree
Traditional music, storytelling and puppetry performance for Ages 3-6 Yrs
Tues 31 Jan 2pm & 4pm
Weds 01 Feb 10am & 2pm
Thurs 02 Feb 10am & 11.30am
The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling and no animals scurrying around its trunk. This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing and dance, and help Ornaith the Owl, Sorley the Snail and Faolán the Frog bring the little oak tree to life.
Ceol Connected's 'The Quiet Tree' is an intimate traditional music, storytelling and puppetry performance specifically designed for young children (aged 3-6 yrs) and their families. A participating adult(s) should accompany children (maximum of two adults per child).
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Back to the 80s
Sacred Heart Of Jesus National School
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
WED 08 - FRI 10 FEB 8PM
SAT 11 FEB 2PM & 8PM
Following the success of their previous sell out shows 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Honk!', 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Oliver!', the pupils of Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa Íosa return to Draíocht's stage to present 'Back to the 80's'.
From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Knight Rider and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this 'totally awesome' musical in the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Karate Kid and The Wedding Singer. Set in the USA, 'Back To The 80's!' tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School that graduated in the 1980's, as remembered and seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something. Join the cast as they experience the fun, heartbreak, loves and loneliness of growing up ... all set to the biggest hits of the 80's! Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80's party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will delight and amuse an audience of any age.
So come along and join the party!
Mystic Rhythm 2017
Bolton School of Irish Dancing
Mystic Rhythm is an Irish Dancing Show consisting of dance, music and song. Performers in the show range in age from 4 years upwards. It's a great opportunity for the girls, boys and young adults of the class to experience the modern theatre and stage atmosphere. The most important part of the show is for the performers to work together as a team and to enjoy the excitement of dancing on one of Dublin's foremost and busiest stages. Highly qualified and experienced Irish dance teachers will choreograph, stage manage, direct and produce the show. We hope that you will enjoy the experience.
Photo credit: Aidan Oliver Photography
All Shook Up
Front Row Performing Arts School
Front Row Performing Arts School is proud to present ‘All Shook Up’. Built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. It’s 1955 and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.
This is a fun loving musical for all the family!
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
Shona Reppe / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht
Everything is flat, pressed, squished.
A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and a string lifts a flap to reveal a hidden door. Slowly, page-by-page, the scrapbook becomes the window into a secret world and a curious life unfolds before us.
Who was Josephine Bean?
The clues are in its pages …
Winner of Theatre UK (TMA) Award for Best Childrens Show 2012
FRI 24 MAR 10am & 12 noon
SAT 25 & SUN 26 MAR 2pm & 4pm
Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins
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"This show is, quite simply, wonderful." Edinburgh Spotlight
"A highly original, beautifully delicate and thoroughly engaging piece of children's theatre." The Sunday Herald
"A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children." The Stage
"Part-detective story, part-journey into the imagination." Mark Fisher, Carnegie Hall
Strange Feathers - A Magical Aerial Dance Show for Children
Fidget Feet (Ireland) & the Bird & Bat (Iceland) in association with Riverbank Arts Centre
Two little birds are learning to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. Feathers drop from the sky to the beautiful sounds of soft music. With two aerial dancers and a musician on stage Strange Feathers mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music in a humorous way. It is beautifully crafted and exquisitely delivered, full of unexpected and colourful wonders, which invite the children to explore, interact and discover new things about their world!
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The Wolf and Peter
CoisCéim Dance Theatre / by David Bolger
Thu 27 Apr 7pm / Fri 28 Apr 10am & 12 noon
Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. The classic story has been interpreted by many artists from Disney to the Marx Brothers and won a Grammy award for Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachov and Sofia Loren.
CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration. Here… the story is told through the eyes of a WOLF. Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger gives life to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course a WOLF in a highly energetic original work. This production features the extraordinary pianist Conor Linehan playing live on stage as THE WOLF AND PETER takes children and their families on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.
€7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 55 mins