Sleeping Beauty The Panto -  SOLD OUT

Sleeping Beauty The Panto -  SOLD OUT

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 6 - Sun 22 Jan 2017 Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc

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 (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email philippa@draiocht.ie or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 or click the links below. All tickets for this performance are €17.

Sensory Friendly Panto - Visual Guide PDF

Sensory Friendly Panto - Written Guide PDF

Meet Your Seat - Video
 

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art

Sat 21 Jan 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 3D Art
To mould, manipulate and carve …  we will look at the sculptural pieces in the exhibition, followed by a fun workshop twisting and looping card, markers and glue to create some interesting 3D sculptural pieces of our own.

Booking 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/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2017

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2017

Coolmine Community School

Tue 24 Jan 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

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).

Toddler Thursdays - Get Creative - SOLD OUT

Toddler Thursdays - Get Creative - SOLD OUT

January 2017 / With Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Thu 26 Jan 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years 

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

JAN-MAR 2017

Sat 28 Jan - Sat 4 Mar 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per class

Jnr Group (6-9 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM
Snr Group (10-17 yrs) 2PM-3PM

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops. If you have a child aged between 6- 17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

The Quiet Tree
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The Quiet Tree

Traditional music, storytelling and puppetry performance for Ages 3-6 Yrs

Tue 31 Jan - Thu 2 Feb 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 45 mins

Show Times:
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

Back to the 80s

Sacred Heart Of Jesus National School

Wed 8 - Sat 11 Feb 2017 Main Auditorium // €15 / €10 conc

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!

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Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

February 2017

Thu 23 Feb 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

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Family Day: Explore and Respond to 2D Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to 2D Art

Sat 25 Feb 2017

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Explore and Respond to 2D Art
SAT 25 FEB 2017 DRAÍOCHT GALLERIES 12-3PM
To paint, print, shoot and draw … this time we will explore by looking at the wall hanging art work in the exhibition, followed by time in our workshop room to respond to the work you found most interesting with chalk, pencil and charcoal.

Booking 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/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Mystic Rhythm 2017

Mystic Rhythm 2017

Bolton School of Irish Dancing

Sat 4 Mar 2017 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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

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All Shook Up

All Shook Up

Front Row Performing Arts School

Sat 18 Mar 2017 2.30PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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!


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Fitting in Places and Spaces

Fitting in Places and Spaces

Transition Year Dance Project and Performance

Wed 22 Mar 2017 7PM Main Auditorium // €5

With funding from The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht presents this exciting and innovative Transition Year Dance Programme. Beginning with a taster workshop for TY students, a group of interested pupils from schools across Dublin 15 made their way to Draíocht to participate in weekly dance workshops from January to March 2017 under the guidance of DYDC’s Mariam Ribon and Justine Doswell.
Using themes and the work of some of Irelands most renowned Irish artists from the exhibition 30 Years Artists, Places as an inspiration and starting place, participants asked:

Where they fit in the world?
Where is their space?
Do we belong to any one place?


The programme culminates on 22 March with an exciting performances on Draíocht’s Main Stage. Young dancers from DYDC will perform alongside the Transition Year Students and invited professional guest dancers. Tickets from Draíocht’s Box Office, Tel 01-8852622 or online.

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

Toddler Thursdays – Get Creative with Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden

March 2017

Thu 23 Mar 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Ages 2-3 Years

Artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden bring more excitement and fun by creating both magic and curious environments in our workshop room. These sessions are aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children and so are un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draíocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date.

Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Shona Reppe / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class

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

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Sat 25 Mar 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art
Drawings, installation, film … we will try to figure out some of the more abstract work in the exhibition and then create some abstract print work of our own.

Booking 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/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Strange Feathers - A Magical Aerial Dance Show for Children
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Strange Feathers - A Magical Aerial Dance Show for Children

Fidget Feet (Ireland) & the Bird & Bat (Iceland) in association with Riverbank Arts Centre

Sat 1 Apr 2017 12PM 2PM 4PM Main Auditorium Stage // €7 adults / €5 children / Age: 18 months-7 yrs / 60 mins

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
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The Wolf and Peter

CoisCéim Dance Theatre / by David Bolger

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Apr 2017 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 55 mins

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

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