Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children.
Our friendly box office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a handy page (and a cushion if you need one!) and give you ideas and games to help you while away a few hours.

DNA by Dennis Kelly

DNA by Dennis Kelly

D15 Youth Theatre

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Jul 2015 Draíocht Stage // €9 / €6 conc

Fri 03 July 7pm & Sat 04 July 2.30pm & 7pm

DNA by Dennis Kelly follows the consequences of a practical joke that ends in tragedy. It deals directly and powerfully with hard hitting, relevant issues, such as violence, guilt, unrequited love, tyranny and solidarity within a group of adolescents who have placed themselves at the edge of society. With a harrowing twist and a taste of the sinister that smacks of William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, DNA is a social comment that resounds with people of all ages.

Since the arrival of aggressive and volatile John Tate the rest of the school fears him, he is above the law and intends to stay that way. Social outcast and self proclaimed loner Alice would do anything to be accepted into the group, to be protected, to be safe, to hang out in the woods with them for just one afternoon. How far will she go? Being spat at? Being punched? Being bullied? Being murdered? The group discover how their tyranny presents them with cathartic repercussions and social developments within their clique.

D15 Youth Theatre is in its 4th year. Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

This is an amateur production of DNA, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD.
The age range for the show is 14+ / there are violent themes and strong language.
Co-Directed by Eimear Morrissey & Mark Rogers.

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
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Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

Stand-up Comedy Show for Little Kids and Big Kids

Sat 4 Jul 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children

A family friendly stand-up comedy show for little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy top comedians with silly jokes that will make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and ‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests, award winning comedian and actor, Sharon Mannion; Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog. The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition and co-producer of the first festival of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark (2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs! Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing out loud at weird voices!

Dur 55 mins

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

Beag is a little event celebrating the limitless imagination of the very young and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of the arts.

Sign up now to receive our Beag Updates and we'll let you know our exciting plans for 0-4 year olds over these 3 days in July … Email: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

With artist Genevieve Harden

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45

This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 7 Aug 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 per child per workshop

DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece using Tie-Dye techniches. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Also coming on 14 August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
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Family Workshop: Paper Animation

Family Workshop: Paper Animation

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 14 Aug 2015

DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Bláth / The Flower
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Bláth / The Flower

Branar Téatar do Pháistí / Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Oct 2015 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 40 mins

Friday 16 Oct / 10.15am & 12.15pm *
Saturday 17 Oct / 2pm & 4pm


Bláth - The Flower - is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed. A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time. He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life.

Bláth is based on the children's book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper. Combining, puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises to a show that will be unforgettable. 

Non-verbal show
For audiences aged 7 years & upwards
Running Time – Approx 40mins

* Free School Workshop with visual artist Maeve Clancy for the first 2 classes who book in for this show. Workshops only available to D15 schools.
More Video here of Maeve at work. 

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