October 4, 2011
More voting please ... the Better Together Campaign has launched today and last year Draiocht was shortlisted ... maybe we can do even better this year and win 3000 euro ... click to vote for our video please ... every day until 11 November ... Draiocht's Video
Better Together is a nationwide campaign which aims to build support for hundreds of charities, clubs and associations across the country by encouraging the public to support these good causes and make a difference in their communities.
September 28, 2011
Draíocht is offering a drama project which includes free acting classes for people resident in the Dublin 15 area.
How is this possible?
Well, The Arts Council and Fingal County Council are funding a one year Theatre Artist in Residence programme in Draíocht for 2011/2012 and we are delighted that Liam Halligan will take up this position in November.
So who can participate?
Anybody between the ages 16 and 116! In fact, we are looking for individuals who have no or very little acting experience. We need a good mix of age, background and gender so once you’re 16 or over, then we’d like to talk to you.
When does it start?
Liam will meet with individuals and groups from November 2011 to February 2012 to explain the Project in detail. Various groups of 8/10 people each will be formed and the acting workshops will take place in Draíocht from March-May 2012. Times will be arranged to suit the participants.
Is there a next stage?
Liam would like to create a piece of theatre based on issues that come up during the acting workshops. Approximately 15 people from the various groups will be invited to work with Liam for a further 6 workshops during the month of June. These will take place in the evening time. Liam will write a final script over the summer.
What about performance?
The final group of 15 will come back in September 2012 to rehearse and perform the play in Draíocht’s Studio Space in November 2012.
What will it cost?
Nothing but time, commitment and a sense of adventure.
What do I do if I or my community group are interested in getting involved?
Get in touch with Emer McGowan, Draíocht’s Director by phone 01 8098027 or by e-mail email@example.com and let her know that you’d like to hear more.
We have an application form that we can send you.
Liam Halligan is an established actor, tutor, theatre director and theatre maker nominated as Best Director for two productions by the Irish Times Theatre Awards
September 28, 2011
Draiocht has been shortlisted in the Dublin Living Awards category of 'Dublin Theatre of the Year' for 2011. You can help us by voting daily, with just one click on their website or by text.
Voting opened today 28 September and closes on Tuesday 25 October at 8pm ... VOTE HERE or to vote via text simply text THEATRE followed by Draiocht Arts Centre to 51500 (standard text rates apply).
Draiocht is a magical place, a place for fun, for discovery, for all who come here. Dancers dance, puppets play and stories unfold right before your eyes. In Draiocht you can experience the wonderment of live theatre, be invigorated by live comedy or circus, see something beautiful in our Gallery spaces, or something unusual as you peek through the window of our Artists Studio. You can take some time out for yourself; you can paint, and laugh, and listen and sing. You can be inspired, be emotional, be exhilarated and be surprised. You can be in the moment, whatever that moment is for you. You’re never too old or too young to try. We will show you how. We believe that you have greatness inside you, just waiting to come out, be it as an audience member or as a participant.
As the artist Tracey Emin says, ‘Art can absolutely change the world’ and this is true of Draiocht. Draiocht is the Irish word for Magic. Believe in Draiocht and you can believe in the magic of the arts. But don’t just take our word for it … try it for yourself!
August 2, 2011
Draíocht Seeks a Full Time Technical Stage Manager
(37.5 hrs a week)
A full Job Description and Person Specification is available by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
CV and covering letter should be submitted to:
Emer McGowan, Director
The Blanchardstown Centre
or by email to
by 5pm on Friday 2nd September 2011
Interviews will take place on 14 September 2011
July 26, 2011
If you're not a Fan of Draiocht's Facebook page yet (come on over!), you might have missed all our recently uploaded videos from our 10th Birthday Celebrations, including President of Ireland, Mary McAleese's wonderful speech, County Manager and Number 1 Supporter of Draiocht David O'Connor's wonderful speech, a slide show of images from shows over the last 10 years, interviews with our D15 Youth Theatre Participants and much much more.
So grab a coffee and head on over! Jedward are even there wishing Draiocht a Happy 10th Birthday!
And for a full album of 10th Birthday Party photos, take a look at our Flickr Album here ...