Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Creative Play For Babies / With Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Feb 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €6 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

TUE 09 FEB & TUE 08 MAR 2016
10AM / AGES: 06-16 MTHS
COST: €6 PER SESSION

Lead by artist Orla Kelly, investigate and design with goo and gloop, feel and explore with slime and sand, build and create a baked beans and spaghetti sculpture. You will need a change of clothes for this one! Session lasts approx. 45 mins including clean up time!

Early Booking Advised … our Tiny Tots programme with Orla sells out quickly. Phone Box Office on 01-8852622

Fingal Youth Film Club 2016 - 3 Week Course

Fingal Youth Film Club 2016 - 3 Week Course

Delivered by Multimedia Expert Kilian Waters

Tue 9 - Tue 23 Feb 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €14

Are you interested in Filmmaking? 

Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office are delighted to once again offer young people the opportunity to explore, learn, create and edit film at Youth Film Club in Draíocht! This 3 week course will be delivered by multimedia expert Kilian Waters from ShootToKill.ie. Starting on Tuesday 09 Feb 2016 for ages 14-18 years.

Participants can expect to learn about the language of filmmaking, scripting, storyboarding, crew management and the technical aspects of filmmaking such as framing, lighting and editing. Participants will implement the theoretical learning in practical hands-on sessions over the course of 3 workshops. The goal is to make a film to a professional standard and screen it for an invited public on the last evening.

Dates & Times:
Week 1: Tues 9th February 7-9pm
Week 2: Mon 15 Feb, 10am-4pm
Week 3: Tues 23 Feb, 7-9pm


Book Now with Box Office on 01-8852622 (Limited Availability)

If you've any questions about this course please contact Sarah, email sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01 8098029.

Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Sat 13 Feb 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Start with a circle, colour, draw, squiggle, add lines, triangles and some love-hearts for Valentines Day! Ours will be interactive mandalas, creating a story with each added line.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM

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!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Film at Draíocht

Sat 27 Feb 2016 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an innovative and entertaining film that features a groundbreaking mix of live action and animation, with a touching and original story to boot. 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing patty-cake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 104 mins

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They Called Her Vivaldi

They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett / Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett

Tue 1 Mar 2016 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

Edward M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. (The earmuffs come with three settings: Snowflake, Tinkly Bells and, for hardcore noise-prevention scenarios, Cheesegrater). Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and has whispered her thanks. This is an upbeat comedy-adventure about a sensitive musical-prodigy making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world.

Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett.

For ages 7 plus.

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"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody." The Irish Independent

Applause! - SOLD OUT

Applause! - SOLD OUT

Cecilian Theatre Arts

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Mar 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

The renowned Cecilian Theatre Arts have staged many award winning productions in Draíocht including, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘A Little Princess the Musical’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, 'Meet Me in St Louis’ (for which the Cecilians won three AIMS awards) and most recently, a successful variety production ' Let Me Entertain You'. They return to Draíocht with another dazzling production ‘Applause!' - an all-round vivacious, uplifting, family variety performance, taking you on a journey of song, dance and comedy from toe tapping classics to modern hip hop beats. Including popular excerpts from Les Mis, Mamma Mia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and Annie, this show is jam packed with guest appearances, from Soprano Emer Barry and Baritone Simon Morgan to the spectacular ‘Strike Force’ Cheerleaders to name but a few.

Director & Producers: Jennifer O'Dowd & Rosalind O'Dowd.
Choreographers: Louise Dodrill & Aisling Toher
 

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Creative Play For Babies / With Orla Kelly

Tue 8 Mar 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €6 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

TUE 09 FEB & TUE 08 MAR 2016
10AM / AGES: 06-16 MTHS
COST: €6 PER SESSION

Lead by artist Orla Kelly, investigate and design with goo and gloop, feel and explore with slime and sand, build and create a baked beans and spaghetti sculpture. You will need a change of clothes for this one! Session lasts approx. 45 mins including clean up time!

Early Booking Advised … our Tiny Tots programme with Orla sells out quickly. Phone Box Office on 01-8852622

An Evening of Dance 2016

An Evening of Dance 2016

Marian Lennon School of Ballet

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / €56 family of 4

Join the young energetic dancers as they demonstrate their skills in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as the young dancers of all ages perform a rich and varied repertoire. This will include the Wizard of OZ and a selection of classical numbers from the Ballets. Don’t miss this exciting show that will have you dancing in your seats!

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Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Sat 19 Mar 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Love to run, like to jump but really want to fly? You definitely need a fire blowing rocket power jet pack. We can help. We will supply the plastic bottles, your imagination will supply the fuel. 

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM - SOLD OUT

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!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.


 

The Showcase

The Showcase

With Special Guest Appearance by the band AGE

Mon 21 Mar 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

The Showcase will promote the considerable talents of musicians studying with local music tutor Gerry Culloty. The concert will include a special guest appearance by the band AGE, who appeared on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ (2013) and the official launch of the album ‘Five Acts Play’; an album of original songs/compositions by five diverse music acts. In addition, The Showcase will feature a variety of other highly talented solo and group acts. For an evening of diverse, original, quality music The Showcase is a must see.

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The Magic Bookshop
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The Magic Bookshop

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Sat 26 Mar 2016 12 noon / 1.15pm / 2.45pm / 4.15pm [limited capacity of 25 per show] Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Age 5+ yrs / Dur: 30 mins

12 noon
1.15pm
2.45pm - ALMOST SOLD OUT
4.15pm - ALMOST SOLD OUT


Welcome to The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where second hand books flock together and their stories hop from the pages.

Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and catagorized and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost.
Step inside this unusual shop, swap a book and and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you.

Audiences are invited to bring gently used books to swap.

Monkeyshine presents spell binding, warm hearted theatre for audiences of all generations, made with wonder and passion and sprinkled with magic!

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Oliver!

Oliver!

St Mochtas National School

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc

GOING ON PUBLIC SALE ON 22 FEB 2016

WED 06-FRI 08 APRIL: 7.30PM
SAT 09 APRIL:  2PM & 7.30PM


St Mochta’s National School are delighted to present the much loved, family musical Oliver! Based on Charles Dickens' famous novel, it tells the story of orphan Oliver who hooks up with a gang of pickpockets, led by Fagin. In true Dickens' style coincidence abounds. The musical contains such favourites as Food Glorious Food, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything and As Long As He Needs Me. Come along and be transported to Victorian London by the talented boys and girls of St Mochta’s.

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Reach for the Stars 2016

Reach for the Stars 2016

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 23 Apr 2016 8PM 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.

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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney
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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney

Branar Téatar do Pháistí / In association with Roscommon Arts Centre

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

THU 28 APRIL / 10AM       /  ALMOST SOLD OUT
THU 28 APRIL / 12 NOON /
FRI 29 APRIL  / 10AM       / 
FRI 29 APRIL  / 12 NOON  /  SOLD OUT
SAT 30 APRIL /  2PM        / 

When one man's dream of a new beginning collided with the birth of a nation...
To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar have created a new show for audiences of all ages called Maloney’s Dream. 

Maloney's Dream is a theatre show which is set against the background of Easter week 1916. Thaddeus Maloney has a dream to open a new hotel on Sackville St (now O’Connell Street) on the Easter Monday. With a fantastically talented ensemble cast, set design by Maeve Clancy, original score by Michael Chang and puppets by Suse Reibeisch this will be a treat of a show for all ages. It’s a bilingual show that is jam packed with live music, physical theatre and puppetry.

A special educational website has been developed which aims to help schools to negotiate the vast amount of information available about 1916.
ENJOY A TOUR OF THE WEBSITE ... HERE ... 

The resources on the website look at the life of a child in 1915/16, the events that happen as they happened month on month in the 6 months prior to the Rising.
There are useful links to images and videos of the time. www.maloneysdream.ie

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras Na Gaeilge, Galway City & County Councils and RTE Supporting the Arts.

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Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Sun 15 May 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc


GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Following their hugely successful collaboration with Carlow Youth Orchestra at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall, February this year, FYO are delighted to present their Annual Celebration Concert. Comprising of roughly 60 members, FYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FYO fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities. 

www.fingalorchestra.ie