Family Day: Colour Like Kandinsky

Family Day: Colour Like Kandinsky

Sat 7 Mar 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Even as a child the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky was really interested in colour. He used it to show emotion rather than to make objects look real. This family day we will take a look at some of his work and create some colourful pictures of our own inspired by this great artist, using chalks and oil pastels. So come along and learn a bit and have some fun with colour, with the help of our artists.

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.
 



Human Child - A Fairy Adventure Story
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Human Child - A Fairy Adventure Story

Collapsing Horse Theatre Company

Sat 14 Mar 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 8+ yrs Draíocht Studio // €7 Adults / €5 children

Lelia is a bit bold. She doesn’t eat her dinner. She never goes to bed when she’s told. Her parents say she’s a worry. Her teacher says she’s a pain. She’s the kid who stands on the table. She’s the kid who won’t wash her hands. She’s the kid who has lots of friends but everyone is in her head.

She’s the kid who, from the end of her garden, hears a song that takes her on a wondrous journey to a place where she’s understood.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping
that you can understand.

Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing adventure fantasy story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music. This is Collapsing Horse’s follow up to last year’s hit ‘Monster Clock’ which was dubbed ‘Best Children’s Theatre of 2012’ by The Irish Times.


Human Child is inspired by W.B Yeat’s The Stolen Child and is a beautiful, enchanting and highly exciting piece of theatre for the whole family. It is the story of a girl who struggles to be true to herself while growing up. She is pulled to become someone else but as the story magically unfolds she discovers a world where she is celebrated for just being herself.

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For children aged 8+ and anyone who has ever been a child.
Dur: 60 mins

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Thanks to our Friends in The Irish Fairy Door Company, everyone who books for this show will be entered into a draw to win a beautiful red Fairy Door ... Once at the 2pm show and once at the 4pm show ...

"It is impossible to walk out from this highly sophisticated piece of theatre without a smile on your face." Irish Theatre Magazine

"Absolutely magical. I went with a friend (both of us in our early twenties) we didn't know what to expect.... but it blew us away!" Emily Johnstone - Audience Member

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 29 Mar 2015

CANCELLED - APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE



Far Away From Me
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Far Away From Me

Written and directed by Amy Conroy, Presented by The Ark

Sat 4 Apr 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children

Kevin is a little prince … at least that’s what his mum tells him. Kevin likes the idea of being a prince on a horse, a beautiful brown horse with a white splotch down his nose and galloping across the kingdom. His Kingdom. From his bedroom behind the 8th door, on the 8th floor of a tall building (one of eight in a row), Kevin can go anywhere. And he wants to go. Far away from here. So his towering imagination takes him on some high-flying adventures. But there’s a storm coming and he needs to decide what’s real and what’s not real as his fast paced fantasies land with a spectacular bump right there on his bed.

Far Away from Me is a new theatre show written and directed by Amy Conroy, inspired by The Princess and the Pea and infused with the wild energy of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling.

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 14 Apr 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.


14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am



Family Day: Walking Like Dinosaurs

Family Day: Walking Like Dinosaurs

Sat 18 Apr 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Could you really turn a shoe box into dinosaur feet? With the help of Draíocht’s artists and your imagination all things are possible. With foam toes, collage and glue, we will take you right back to a prehistoric world.

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.



Music And Me Workshops

Music And Me Workshops

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 27 Apr - Mon 15 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015 (EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

Workshop 1: 0-18 MONTHS / 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS / 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)

In this series of music classes created especially for the early years (from babies up to preschoolers, 0-4 year olds) Mischa O Mahony will playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing.

Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com



Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 12 May 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am



Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Sat 16 May 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Our family day artists will lead us in this well-known party game with an artsy twist. Simon Says draw squares, squiggles, swap crayons and get your imagination working. Simon Says come along, have fun, play and create!

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.



Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
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Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 16 May 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

A tranquil summer day is interrupted by a volcanic eruption, causing a flood in Moominvalley. The water rises higher and higher in the Moominhouse, forcing the family to take refuge in a strange house that floats by. The unusual lifeboat turns out to be a theatre set adrift. Moominpappa begins to write a play for the others to put on. The Finnish felt animated family are back for a new magical adventure based on Tove Jansson's well-loved books, for young children and big kids alike.

Cert: U / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+



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Starkids on Stage 2015

Starkids on Stage 2015

Fri 22 - Sat 23 May 2015 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
FRI 22 MAY 7PM & SAT 23 MAY 2PM & 7PM

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, High School Musical, Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. The cast of Starkids are aged 3-18 years. You will enjoy an evening of song, dance and drama from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.



Puss in Boots
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Puss in Boots

Lyngo Theatre Company

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS: FRI 05 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON
FAMILY SHOWS: SAT 06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM


Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on an incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail - it’s the cat’s whiskers!
A show by Marcello Chiarenza. Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch. Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli.

Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am



Pinocchio (1940)
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Pinocchio (1940)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 13 Jun 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jiminy Cricket as his guide - on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio's bravery, loyalty and honesty - virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with state-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music like ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ and heart-warming adventure-filled story come to life like never before.

Cert: G / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+

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Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2015 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Grease, Hairspray, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney favourites. This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy.

Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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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.



Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
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Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

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

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Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds

Mon 13 - 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.



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 and 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.

Also coming in August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
 // FRI 14 AUG 2015



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.