Bake - SOLD OUT
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Bake - SOLD OUT

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 / Unreserved Seating

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2014

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2014

Dance workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan

Sat 27 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room

COMMENCING SAT 27 SEPT
JR GROUP (5-8 YEARS) 12.30PM-1.15PM
SNR GROUP (9-16 YEARS) 2PM-3PM

This innovative dance project will see dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Philipa Donnollan work with a group of children with an intellectual disability, along with their parents and siblings over the Autumn/Winter period in weekly workshops. Participants will work towards creating a wonderful piece of dance theatre, created by the participants themselves. If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance, please get in touch.

Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.



Family Day: Batty Crafts

Family Day: Batty Crafts

Sat 4 Oct 2014 Draíocht Galleries

Join us to create a fun Halloween inspired Bat Hat! Our artists will help you to create this creepy craft and help you learn a bit about paper crafts, drawing and gluing.


FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

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!



The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
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The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy

Spreacha 2014 - Slingsby, Australia / For Ages 8+

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 (SOLD OUT) & 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 / Unreserved Seating 

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.



WATCH ... An Interview with Andy Packer & Quincy Grant

"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 / Unreserved Seating

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 ... 

Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience

Tiny Tots Christmas Elf Arts Experience

For Ages 24 Months to 4 Years

Thu 6 Nov - Thu 4 Dec 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €35 for 5 Weeks

THURSDAYS, 10.30AM - 11.30AM
5 WEEKS, 06 NOV - 04 DEC 2014
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM / Fee: €35 for five week course

After the success of our last Tiny Tots Project, artist Orla Kelly has once again carefully created this exciting series of weekly workshops, to encourage you and your child to have fun while learning through the arts. These sessions are designed around the show ‘ Elf Factory’ which you will attend at the end of the 5 weeks, on Thursday 11 December at 10am (see here). Using themes from the show, sessions will explore a variety of creative and playful elements that include storytelling, movement, painting, building, creative investigation, music making, exploration of colors and shapes, drawing and so much more.

Places are limited, early booking is advised, T: 01-8852622. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Show attendance (see here) forms a vital part of this project and is at an additional cost of €5 per child and €6 per adult.



Christmas Elves Family Workshop

Christmas Elves Family Workshop

Sat 29 Nov 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS / 11AM - 12.30PM SOLD OUT 
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS / 1PM - 2.30PM
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD (ACCOMPANYING ADULT FREE)

Join artist and Puppet maker Jane Fogarty this year to make some Christmas Elves at Draíocht. Escape shopping madness to spend a fun Saturday making your very own Christmas elf puppet. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Book early as each year these popular workshops sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Please adhere to age recommendations - workshops have been especially catered for this age range.



Family Day: Christmas Print

Family Day: Christmas Print

Sat 6 Dec 2014 Draíocht Galleries

Create your own original design and then learn how to print it, producing your very own handmade Christmas card. During these sessions our artists will help you learn what mono-printing is, you’ll get to discover the excitement of print making, work with printing inks and have a go of our print rollers.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

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!



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 (sold out)
4PM (1 child place left)

FRI 12 DEC
10AM
11.30AM
4PM (sold out)

SAT 13 DEC
11AM (sold out)
12.30PM (sold out)
2.30PM (sold out)


Draíocht Studio // €6 Adults / €5 children. 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-5 yrs / Dur: 35 mins / Unreserved Seating

"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.
 

Jack & The Beanstalk Panto

Jack & The Beanstalk Panto

Coolmine Panto Group

Sat 3 - Sun 18 Jan 2015 Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Things are not going well in Happy Valley where Mother Magee lives with her son Jack. All the crops and livestock are vanishing – even the King’s hen that lays the golden eggs has disappeared. Mother Magee is worried that her cow Daisy will disappear too. Jack is trying to find a solution to it all. Fairy Snow gives Jack magic beans that grow into a giant beanstalk. Jack climbs up through the clouds where he sees a castle which is home to a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and rescues a young princess held captive in the castle. A fun Pantomime for all the family.
 

Panto Date Time     
Sat 3 Jan 2pm
Sat 3 Jan 7.30pm
Sun 4 Jan 1pm
Sun 4 Jan 5pm
Thurs 8 Jan 7.30pm
Fri 9 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 10 Jan 2pm
Sat 10 Jan 7.30pm
Sun 11 Jan 1pm
Sun 11 Jan 5pm
Thurs 15 Jan 7.30pm
Fri 16 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 17 Jan 2pm
Sat 17 Jan 7.30pm
Sun 18 Jan 2pm