Events

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2017

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2017

Tue 3 Jan - Fri 31 Mar 2017

TUESDAYS 7-9PM

With our newest members now fully welcomed into the fold we begin to work in earnest towards our summer performance. This bi annual event is the highlight of the D15 Youth Theatre experience and is not to be missed. Youth theatre members will work with Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers along with Draíocht’s technical staff to produce an original site specific piece of theatre. This year members will also workshop with Draíocht’s Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse, in exciting workshops that will further inform our July performance. 

Keep an eye on our website for performance details. If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.



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
 



30 Years Artists Places

30 Years Artists Places

Celebrating 30 years of local authority provision for the arts

Thu 12 Jan - Sat 25 Mar 2017 Ground & First Floor Galleries

One of the most significant exhibitions of Irish artists in recent years, 30 Years, Artists, Places marks 30 years since Local Authorities embarked on providing for the arts locally, featuring 30 artists and 30 places. Renowned artists such as Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, John Kindness, Norah McGuiness, Sean McSweeney, Sean Lynch and John Shinnors alongside emerging artists Cora Cummins, Cleary Connolly, Lisa Fingleton, Jenny Brady, Vanessa Lopez and David Stephenson and many others feature in the exhibition, which is being funded by The Arts Council.
The collection speaks of places, people and home which reflect upon local authority arts development as just that, of a place and of a people, of rural and urban Ireland, of home in a changing island where we are bold with new ideas but rooted in our past.
The exhibition is a must see, not just for the extraordinary line up of Irish artists but for the stories of how each work came to be purchased, commissioned or acquired by local authorities. Therein lies the real narrative; the quiet, genuine and imaginative support for Irish artists demonstrated by our local government for the past 30 years.

MORE ... 360 Video Tour of Exhibition

THE ARTISTS

ROBERT BALLAGH (KILDARE) / JENNY BRADY (MAYO) / SEÁN COTTER (LOUTH) / CLEARY CONNOLLY (SOUTH DUBLIN) / CORA CUMMINS (MEATH) / PADRAIG CUNNINGHAM (LEITRIM) / MICKY DONNELLY  (OFFALY) / NAOMI DRAPER (ROSCOMMON) / LISA FINGLETON (LAOIS) / RONNIE HUGHES (MONAGHAN) / JOHN KINDNESS (FINGAL) / FRANCES LEACH (CORK COUNTY) / VANESSA DONOSO LÓPEZ (WICKLOW) / SEÁN LYNCH (LIMERICK) / ALICE MAHER (TIPPERARY) / JANE MCCORMACK & TOM CONATY (CAVAN) / ROISÍN MCGUIGAN (KERRY) / NORAH MCGUINNESS (WESTMEATH) / THEO MCNAB (CLARE) / SEÁN MCSWEENEY (SLIGO) / TADHG MCSWEENEY (CARLOW) / JULIE MERRIMAN (DUBLIN CITY) / JOHN MINIHAN (CORK CITY) / TONY O’MALLEY (KILKENNY) / GARY ROBINSON (LONGFORD) / JOHN SHINNORS (WEXFORD) / CONSTANCE SHORT (GALWAY) / DAVID STEPHENSON (DUN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN) / PATRIC STEVENSON (WATERFORD) / JAN VOSTER (DONEGAL)



Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.



Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Sat 14 Jan - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 5+


Fridays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
3.00pm-9.00pm


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
9.30am-11.30am

Contact information for Stagezone
Phone: Gladys Coyle  087 419 0165
Email: stagezonedub15@gmail.com
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Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Please call Ciara Corrigan on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email ciara@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/



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).

Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & its Better!

Wed 25 - Thu 26 Jan 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €32 / €30 conc

Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock. Joining Ronan will be brother and sister duo Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to The Showband Ladies; the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Gina from The Champions, Red Hurley and Gregory from The Cadets with his version of ‘The Laughing Policeman’, complete this super all-star line up.
 



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.

See Next Session



Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

Create Dance Project - Spring 2017

JAN-MAR 2017

Sat 28 Jan - Sat 18 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.



  • Create Dance Spring 2017 video
Focus On … Making Music - SOLD OUT

Focus On … Making Music - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Primary Schools

Mon 30 Jan - Tue 14 Feb 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost per class €45

These workshops, in association with The Mobile Music School, incorporate elements of the primary school curriculum with a considerable emphasis on listening, performing and composing – three core strands of the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment.

STRING ALONG WORKSHOP
MON 30 – TUE 31 JAN 2017 
10am-11.15am Or 11.45am-1pm / Age Range: 5th To 6th Class
Fusing storytelling, arts, crafts and composition, this workshop introduces pupils to the instruments and sounds of the string family. Students will learn to visualise the difference between instruments and will be encouraged to compose their own piece of music, as well as make their own string instrument with twine, string, bamboo and cardboard.

LET’S SING WORKSHOP
MON 06 – TUE 07 FEB 2017 
10am-11.15am Or 11.45am-1pm / Age Range: 1st To 2nd Class
Regardless of ability, experience or knowledge, these sessions will bring the entire class together to sing in harmony as a once off Gospel Choir.

LET’S DRUM WORKSHOP
MON 13 – TUE 14 FEB 2017
10am-11.15am or 11.45am-1pm / Age range: 3rd to 4th Class
After a brief demonstration of a range of percussion instruments, students are given the opportunity to play the instruments and perform as a member of a percussion ensemble. By the end of each session, students will perform a piece of percussion ensemble music as a class.

Workshop Notes: Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45 (max 30 pupils per class). Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01-8098029 or  sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school. Booking is essential through Box Office on 01-8852622.



The Quiet Tree
  • Friends Special Price Event

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).