Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation


Mon 5 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2015 // €1 per student // Dur: 40 Mins

COST: €1 per student / DUR: 40 MINS

This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition.  Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on tel 01 809 8029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. Tours are approx 40mins with a cost of €1 per student. All material will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice.

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

February to March 2015

Tue 27 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2015

Now in our 4th year, the Dublin 15 Youth Theatre will work with one classic and one contemporary script for the first part of the year. This script work will later feed into a full scale production in Summer 2015 - so keep your eyes on the website for an upcoming D15 Youth Theatre Show!

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, please contact Sarah on 01 8098029 or or log on to the D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details.

Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Draiocht, Fingal County Council Arts Office & CreateSchool

Tue 3 Feb - Tue 21 Apr 2015 Draíocht Studio // €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks

Are you interested in Filmmaking? 

Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office is offering young people the opportunity to establish a Film Club in Draíocht! 
 8 week course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings by multimedia experts CreateSchool at Draíocht, starting on Tuesday 3rd February.
Time: 6.30pm-9pm / Age Range: 14-18 years

Participants can expect to learn about the language of filmmaking, scripting, storyboarding, crew management and the technical aspects of filmmaking such as framing, lighting and editing. Participants will implement the theoretical learning in practical hands-on sessions over the course of eight workshops.  The goal is to make a film to a professional standard and screen it for an invited public on the last evening.  There is potential to enter the film into a film festival at a later stage. 

Admission: €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks.

Week 1: Tuesday 3rd February
Week 2: Tuesday 10th February
Week 3: Tuesday 24th February
Week 4: Tuesday 3rd March
Week 5: Tuesday 10th March
Week 6: Tuesday 24th March
Week 7: Tuesday 14th April
Week 8: Tuesday 21st April

Booking Contact Details:
Booking: Book Now with  Box Office on 01-8852622 (Limited Availability)
If you've any questions about this course please contact Sarah/Leigh, email or phone 01 8098029.



Tours for Primary Classes

Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH 2015

Mon 2 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 // 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: 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. 

Lifeboat - SOLD OUT

Lifeboat - SOLD OUT

Spreacha 2015 - Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Scotland

Tue 24 - Thu 26 Mar 2015 Spréacha on Tour

Lifeboat is the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings. Set in World War II, it is a story of courage, a story of survival and a story of enduring friendship. On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, The City of Benares, set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived. Two fifteen year old girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive. Lifeboat tells their story.

Show Details:
TUES 24 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
WED 25 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT
THURS 26 MARCH - 2 shows - SOLD OUT

6 School Shows in total Available.
Age 9+ / Dur: 75 mins
Spréacha on Tour: School shows will take place in your school.
Tickets: €300 per school show for 120 students (so €2.50 per student)
Request our school booking information sheet by email from Leigh or by phoning Box Office 01-8852622.

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

"I was mesmerised from beginning to end … extraordinary talent." Audience Member

"At the end the audience wiped the tears from their eyes and rose to give them a standing ovation." The Scotsman

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


Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Tue 5 May 2015 10.30am Main Auditorium // €5 per student / 2 teachers free per class

This gorgeous new anime (Japanses animation) concerns brothers Kanta and Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship which must overcome the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Film Details:
Japan • 2014 • Animation/Drama • 102 min • English subtitles • Director: Mizuho Nishikubo.

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€5 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.