Events

Alice in Wonderland – SOLD OUT

Alice in Wonderland – SOLD OUT

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 5 - Sun 21 Jan 2018 VARIOUS TIMES Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc / €15 Relaxed Performance

Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family.

FRI 05    7.30PM
SAT 06   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 07  1PM & 5.30PM
WED 10  7.30PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE €15)
THU 11   7.30PM / FRI 12  7.30PM
SAT 13   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 14  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 18   7.30PM / FRI 19  7.30PM
SAT 20    2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 21  2PM

Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th 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. All tickets for this performance are €15.

Meet Your Seat - Video



  • Alice in Wonderland video
Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

JAN – MAR 2018

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 30 Mar 2018 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.
Please book with Sarah, e: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 



Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 30 Mar 2018 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour

Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.



The Creative Crèche Programme - Spring 2018

The Creative Crèche Programme - Spring 2018

Mon 8 - Wed 31 Jan 2018

Artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson will work with two Dublin 15 pre-schools, Barnardo’s in Mulhuddart and Oakridge Pre-school to explore and respond to the smells and sounds that have come from Yvonne McGuinness’ Ground Floor Exhibition ‘Holding ground where the wood lands’.
Tree barks, wood smells, picnics, crunchy leaves … oh what we will make and create.
If you are a crèche, playschool or Montessori in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in our future Creative Crèche Programmes, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.



D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2018

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2018

JAN – MAR 2018

Mon 8 Jan - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Throughout this term, D15 Youth Theatre will work on investigating new ideas and horizons. Along with working with Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse, over the February mid-term and film-maker Kilian Waters, we plan to push out of our workshop space and engage with some of our national institutions with a visit to Collins Barracks and IMMA as well as engaging with Draíocht’s Incubate Artists to see and respond to contemporary art.

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas. If you would like to find out more about D15YT please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.



Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance

Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance

Sensory Friendly Family Show

Wed 10 Jan 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15

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Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family.

Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th 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 in advance from Draiocht, please email philippa@draiocht.ie or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 (Guide available for download HERE). All tickets for this performance are €15.

KEEP ME INFORMED OF DRAIOCHT'S SENSORY FRIENDLY PROGRAMME

Meet Your Seat - Video

Snippet of Song from Panto



  • Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance video
Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative - Jan-March 2018

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative - Jan-March 2018

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 15 Jan - Fri 16 Mar 2018

MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018
This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create and perform, to dance and move, and to play and squash clay. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

Clay In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class  Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in-depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3-dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops, the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D models with fine textured detail applied. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.


Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Infants: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
2nd Class+: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 1.5 hours
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!


Dance In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
Artist: Antje O Toole
Leap like a frog, scurry like a mouse, strut like a peacock. Facilitator Antje will introduce pupils to the wonderful world of dance and movement through the use of animals and how they move and shake. The workshop will encourage your pupils to think about dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way, to have fun responding to music, to enjoy swinging your arms, bobbing your head and expressing themselves through the freedom of movement and dance.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 02 FEBRUARY 2018 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.
The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie



A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2018

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2018

Coolmine Community School

Tue 23 Jan 2018 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 17th 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 Draiocht Box Office (not from the School).

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette - SOLD OUT

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette - SOLD OUT

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 24 Jan 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette' for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles).

'My Life as a Courgette' is an Academy Award-nominated stop-motion animation from Director Claude Barras and Writer Céline Sciamma, (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY). After his alcoholic mother’s sudden death, 9 year old Icare, nicknamed Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. The combination of respectful characterisation and distinctive style is hugely affecting, yielding a tender film for young audiences, of youthful angst with a complete difference.

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STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE HERE

Dur 70 mins •  Cert: 12A • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Switzerland/France • 2016 • French with English Subtitles • Animation/Comedy Drama • Director: Claude Barras

BOOK NOW tel 01-8852622

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  • My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette video
Loving Vincent (2017)
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Loving Vincent (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 24 Jan 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, several years in the making, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. In doing so, he becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as he digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent's troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

Told through multiple perspectives (with a talented cast including Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd), Loving Vincent lives up to its name and offers an affectionate tribute to one of history’s greatest artists.

Cert: 13 / Language: English / Dur: 94 mins
Dir: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
In association with Access Cinema

David O’Doherty Big Time - SOLD OUT
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David O’Doherty Big Time - SOLD OUT

Fri 26 Jan 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.

David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas, he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.

As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.



  • David O’Doherty Big Time video
First Fortnight Taster Day

First Fortnight Taster Day

Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival 2018

Sat 27 Jan 2018 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht, LPNI and Cairde
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! Taster Day aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help.
Workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist.

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop – SOLD OUT

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

3PM – 4PM:
Sound Therapy Workshop – SOLD OUT

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter unconsciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the festival programme, see www.firstfortnight.ie



Bobby Mc’s Speakeasy – ALMOST SOLD OUT
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Bobby Mc’s Speakeasy – ALMOST SOLD OUT

Hot Swing. Cool Jazz. 40s 50s 60s

Sat 27 Jan 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Swing was born in the backstreet clubs of America during prohibition. It was exciting, fun, energetic, wild.
Bobby Mc's Speakeasy is bringing that experience back with a vibrant Live Show. Some of the greatest swing acts launched their careers in their early 20's - Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and more. We invite you to the launch of Bobby Mc's Speakeasy with his great big band where we will swing through time from the old greats to the greats of today. At 23, Bobby Mc has vast experience, nationally and internationally. So come and join us for this unforgettable night and as Bobby Darin said "This could be the start of something big".

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 30 Jan 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free)

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with dance, then fairytales and finally storytelling. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole
TUE 30 JAN
10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM
Dur: 45 mins
Bop, sway, jump, roll, wiggle, Antje will explore dance and music with your child and how they naturally respond to sounds and music in a free joyful and explorative way.

MORE:

Exploring Make Believe with Eimear Morrissey

Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).



Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

In Collaboration with D15 Youth Theatre

Tue 30 Jan - Sat 24 Feb 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // Course Fee: €15

With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions
TUE 30 JAN / TUE 06 FEB / TUE 13 FEB  7PM-9PM 
& SAT 24 FEB 10.30AM-4PM
COURSE FEE: €15   Age Range: 14-18 Years
Places limited. Early Booking Advised on 01-8852622


This short course is the perfect introduction to practical filmmaking and gives the opportunity to collaborate with other young creatives. Kilian Waters will guide participants through the main areas of filmmaking, culminating in the production of live action shorts, written for and featuring D15 Youth Theatre members. These collaborative and fun workshops will allow Youth Theatre members to feature in a film, while allowing you to explore everything that happens behind the camera lens and to gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making film, from story, to script to screen. If you are interested in writing, directing, how to generate stories, camera or sound work, or how to cast and communicate with actors, this course is for you! Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Sarah on 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.



Reeling in the Showband Years – SOLD OUT
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Reeling in the Showband Years – SOLD OUT

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better!

Tue 30 - Wed 31 Jan 2018 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, Dickie Rock and more. Joining Ronan will be Ireland’s greatest voice, Red Hurley singing all his great hits. Also brother and Sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to all things Showband. Also the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Gina from The Champions, and a surprise hit from last year, Dave Lawlor, complete this super line up.