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Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure - SOLD OUT

Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure - SOLD OUT

St. Mochta’s National School

Wed 7 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

WED 07-FRI 09 MARCH  7.30PM
SAT 10 MARCH    2PM & 7.30PM

St. Mochta’s National School are delighted to present the much loved tale of Peter Pan. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling children as they are flown to Neverland, where they meet an array of colourful characters such as the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the evil Captain Hook. With a sprinkle of swashbuckling adventure, amazing flying and a beautiful score, Peter Pan will no doubt bring out the inner child in all of you.
St Mochta’s won two awards at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017, including Best Overall School Musical. 
Join this talented bunch as they transport you to London town and Neverland!



HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

With Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Artist In Residence Michael McLoughlin

Thu 8 - Sat 31 Mar 2018 First Floor Gallery

HOMESPUN is the culmination of a spoken word and poetry project which seeks to celebrate and give a public platform to the voices and experiences of young people who call Dublin 15 home. We have one of the largest populations of young people in the country for whom Dublin 15 is not the place of their birth, or their parents birth. There are children from Cork, from Warsaw, from Tokyo, there are children who live in apartments, houses, even hotels. There are young people, for whom their friends mean Home and for others, Home can only ever be where their family is. Home can be when you have beans on toast, it can be your diary, or where your granny is, it can be in the car, or in your earphones.

Beginning with explorative workshops and events in Mulhuddart Community Centre and with D15 Youth Theatre in Winter 2017, Colm began to talk and explore the notion of Home. Over January 2018, he will work more intensely with groups, in schools, with youth groups, through an intergenerational workshop in a nursing home, facilitating and collecting spoken word poems and writings across Dublin 15, with the same question, what does Home mean? In February Colm will begin to collaborate with contemporary artist Michael McLoughlin and a small group of young people. Inspired by the words, poetry and stories created by participants in Colm’s workshops, our young group will be introduced to the concepts of contemporary art and new media and presented with the challenge of how to transform an arts practice that is at its heart performance, onto the white walls of Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery. Facilitated by Michael, the group will begin to create soundscapes and film that interpret the thoughts, ideas and reality of the words of the original project participants.

The resulting exhibition will be an exploration of sound and contemporary arts practice informed by a collaboration between Michael McLoughlin, Colm Keegan and young people and children of Dublin 15.

The exhibition runs in tandem with our HOME THEATRE IRELAND project and is accompanied by a live public performance evening in Draíocht’s Main Auditorium on the opening night. A short film documentary and publication featuring some of the participants work will be available through Draíocht’s box office.

For further information on this project, contact sarah@draiocht.ie.



Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly - SOLD OUT

Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 13 Mar 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.10AM-11AM & 11.40AM-12.30PM / Dur: 50 mins
Orla will use some storytelling, some painting, some making, some watching and lots of exploring in this session that encourages your child to investigate a range of interesting materials in a free and open environment. Dress for mess.

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.

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).



Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 14 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In an extraordinary true-life story, Annette Bening portrays American movie star Gloria Grahame, who meets and falls in love with a much younger British actor, Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) while performing in theatre in Liverpool. It is there that she is told that her breast cancer, which she successfully fought several years earlier, has returned. But rather than seeking further treatment, Grahame decides to make Liverpool her home, determined to spend her last days in the city with her lover. Based on the successful memoir by Peter Turner, this promises to be both a culture clash comedy and a heart-breaking romance.

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 105 mins
In association with Access Cinema

Dirt Birds
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Dirt Birds

Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins

Thu 15 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Back by popular demand, catch the Dublin Dirtbirds, Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian's arse. The Southsiders Eleanor and Emer will be there competing with each other about everything from personal trainers to who has the smallest Shitzu. And last but not least, the not so beautiful beauty bloggers, Dee and Andrea will be live to give you some of the latest make-up tips from 'da town'.


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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2018 - SOLD OUT
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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2018 - SOLD OUT

34th Anniversary Concert - Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend

Fri 16 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly who has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures.

Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly's music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo. Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & the Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family. He has also toured this show abroad in England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and in November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street. When Chris sings, his talents capture the depth and passion of the great man that he was so heavily influenced by. He is joined on stage by one of Irelands leading guitarist/composers, Michael Howard and traditional musician Joe Finn on Uilleann pipes, Whistle, Flute & fiddle and Hilary Kavanagh, singer, songwriter and bass player.



Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

Thu 22 Mar 2018 7pm-9pm First Floor Gallery

You are invited to the opening of

HOMESPUN
A Dublin 15 Young Voices Exhibition

Featuring Transition Year Students from Blakestown & Riversdale Community Schools who worked with Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Draíocht’s Artist in Residence Michael McLoughlin, from November 2017-February 2018.

Thursday 22 March 2018 from 7pm-9pm
First Floor Gallery, Draíocht

Exhibition continues until 31 March 2018

HOMESPUN is the culmination of a spoken word and poetry project which seeks to celebrate and give a public platform to the voices and experiences of young people who call Dublin 15 their home, be they from Cork, Warsaw or Tokyo and regardless of whether they live in apartments, houses or hotels.
There are young people, for whom their friends mean Home and for others, Home can only ever be where their family is. Home can be when you have beans on toast, it can be your diary, or where your granny is; it can be in the car, or in your earphones. It can be a great place … or sometimes not so great.

This exhibition is an exploration of sound, words and contemporary arts practice and features an opening night performance by the young people.

Draíocht’s Galleries are open Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm
Free Admission

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Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - Music and Memories
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Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - Music and Memories

With Special Guests Gerry Guthrie & Band

Thu 22 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

This wonderful evening of nostalgia brings the audience on a trip down memory lane to listen to the music of the great Patsy Cline. The classic songs such as 'Crazy' and 'Sweet Dreams' are timeless. Sandy had the first and only Patsy Cline show in London's West End with an extended run playing to full houses. Special guest on the show is Gerry Guthrie with a brilliant live band. This is a show not to be missed. Sandy Kelly is looking forward to meeting her many friends in this truly nostalgic evening in celebration of the music and memories of Patsy Cline.

Take off your Cornflakes
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Take off your Cornflakes

Rose Henderson & Pat Nolan

Fri 23 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Tom and Trish have celebrated their silver wedding anniversary but what happens when he wakes up with a strange woman beside him and she tells him she’s his wife? Trish has to make a choice. Which she does, armed only with humour, music and love.  Who am I without my past?  Who am I without my partner? When we go out of our mind, where do we go? You will laugh, you may cry, but you will find a tender story of the true meaning of love. Pat Nolan (Fair City) is outstanding and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted) is wonderfully compelling.

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival, as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.

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Together We Shine

Together We Shine

Power Drama School

Sat 24 Mar 2018 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16

'Together We Shine' is a new original show incorporating some well known musical numbers and starring a wonderful cast of children from the Power Drama School Lusk.
The story is set in a small village in Ireland and on Broadway, New York. It follows the lives of Rose & Jimmy, two friends separated by two continents as they pursue their dreams. Will they ever meet again? You'll have to wait & see. You are promised lots of great adventures along the way in this heart-warming story full of uplifting & moving musical numbers.
Written & Directed by Loraine Power, Choreography by Susan Kenny and Musical Director Lynn Cassidy. 

The Showcase

The Showcase

Tue 27 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12.50 conc

This concert is designed to showcase and promote the considerable talents of musicians studying with local music tutor, Mr. Gerry Culloty. 
The Showcase guarantees a very interesting evening's entertainment, featuring no less than sixty performers (young and 'not so young') in solo and group acts, performing a programme of diverse and original music. The concert will also include a prize-giving ceremony, where the prizes for this year’s Music Bursary will be awarded. For an evening of diverse, original and quality music The Showcase is a must see.

Family Day: Circus Skills

Family Day: Circus Skills

Draíocht in Mulhuddart Community Centre with Dublin Circus Project

Wed 28 Mar 2018 // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht in May.
Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

WED 28 MAR 2018   Mulhuddart Community Centre
SESSION 1: 11.30AM – 12.30PM (AGE 5-10 YEARS)
SESSION 2: 1PM - 2PM (12-17 YEARS)

SAT 05 MAY 2018  Draíocht Studio

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. 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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!



Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 28 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Based on Agatha Christie's 1941 novel of the same name and directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, The Mirror Crack’d), Evil Under the Sun’s relocation of the story’s original Devon setting to the Mediterranean makes for a sunny backdrop to this delightful and entertaining who-dunnit. Peter Ustinov, in his second outing as detective Hercule Poirot, shares the fun with a celebrated cast, including Maggie Smith, James Mason, Sylvia Miles and a terrific Diana Rigg as the narcissistic victim.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 118 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Penguins - SOLD OUT
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Penguins - SOLD OUT

Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre

Thu 29 Mar 2018 3PM & 5PM Draíocht Studio // €7 Adults / €5 children Age 3-5 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

When being different brings the most wonderful of surprises …
Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!
Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family.
This delightful new theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide. The creative team includes award-winning children’s Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney and international Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra.