#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

#CreateAtHome - Junk Art Robot

Thu 16 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Paula, Albie & Tillie show us how to make this amazing Junk Art Robot. Just remember ... A Robot is for Life, not just for Lockdown! 

Pop over to our Blog for Instructions.

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 20 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!
Enjoy! 

 

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#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

#CreateAtHome - Homemade Play Dough

Tue 21 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's easy to make, you probably have most of the ingredients already and it can keep everyone busy for ages! Win Win!

Pop over to our Blog for Sarah's favourite recipe ... Enjoy!

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

#CreateAtHome - Paper Mache Book Cover

Wed 22 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - 'The Going To Bed Book' gets a paper mache makeover ... A treasured memory for sure.

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#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

#CreateAtHome - Cardboard Animal Masks with Genevieve Harden

Sat 25 Apr - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore different mask making techniques using cardboard. Start by creating different textures by tearing and ripping the cardboard, and also use flattened smooth pieces, and different colours. Shred some cardboard for whiskers or feathers. Puncture with a ruler to create rough pieces. Create as many textures as you can, then draw your animal's face and create a jigsaw of pieces with all your different textures. Gen will show you how to make a basic structure first, then attach all your pieces. In this video, Genevieve will show you how to make a Cat Mask, and you can then apply these techniques to making all sorts of animal masks.
Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

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#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

Fri 1 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Building, Singing and Storytelling all in one ... Cat Avenue not only has a Disco, but also Cat Kebabs ... what more could a cat need! Today Albie and Paula show us how to have fun with Lego.

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#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

Fri 8 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

 #CreateAtHome - What better way to celebrate your love of animals then to make some yourself. Inspired by Animals this week, Albie and Paula spent a lovely afternoon following a couple of Pinterest tutorials and chose to create an Origami Cat and a Sugar Paper Lion.

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#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

#CreateAtHome - Family Tree

Wed 13 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - It's time for a Family Tree using hands as leaves!  This week, for our Family theme, Paula & Albie took inspiration from pinterest to create a Family Tree and they got all the family involved.

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#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

With Genevieve Harden

Sat 16 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you create your own Animation Set, complete with backdrop, props and a mini photo of yourself in the middle of all the action, on your dream day. First a brainstorm to draw your perfect sketched background painting. Maybe a Hot Air Balloon Adventure? Maybe a Beach Scene? Or maybe a Giant Ladybird and lots of Giant Flowers? Enjoy drawing and painting your backdrop and adding in objects into your scene. Gen shows us how to make a ladybird from plasticine to complete her adventure. You could carry on this idea and make your own stop motion movie afterwards.  

Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

 

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#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

#CreateAtHome - Let’s Play Dressup

Mon 25 May - Tue 30 Jun 2020

#CreateAtHome - We are inspired by our 'Superheros and Supervillains' theme to have some fun playing dressup, making masks and trying some facepainting.

It's time to raid the Halloween costumes, get some cardboard and make a mask or maybe try your hand at creating a shadow tube, for projecting some images onto your walls.

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#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 10 MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY

Fri 29 May - Fri 5 Jun 2020

These sunny days remind us of carefree times when we took to the beaches, the camper vans, the hotels, and the tents. These happy memories can be used as inspiration for our art, as they hold a special place in our mind. Let’s all remember our favourite holidays in our lives, from a Mediterranean beach, to the quiet Irish countryside, to a day trip on a  bank holiday! #ShowUsYourArt and take us on the trip of a lifetime!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).

We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

 

Week 10 Theme: MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 5th June 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

It's with huge disappointment that we've had to cancel one of our favourite annual events. Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover, which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists, will be rescheduled into 2021 and we will confirm the dates as soon as we can. 

For details of Early Years events programmed this Autumn/Winter for ages 0-4 years, please do sign up for our Family Events Ezine.

Cancelled - Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

Cancelled - Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

A Free Day of Creativity for Children & Young People

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

6 Draíocht Artists + 18 Videos + Illustrated Worksheets

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. In this, its 3rd year, everything is going to be presented online. Draíocht, with the support of Creative Fingal, is thrilled to be able to commission 6 artists to create 18 videos for young people of all ages, complete with downloadable illustrated Worksheets.

Launching on 13th June and continuing weekly, join us on our Facebook and YouTube Channels to enjoy free workshops with Andrew Carson, Anne Cradden, Conor Donelan, Genevieve Harden, Emily Matthews and Jo Quinn. Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available; from Mindfulness to Yoga & Dance, Architecture to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Creative Writing. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan will create fun downloadable worksheets to complement the workshops.

Read more on our Blog

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Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All ages

While we’re all staying safe and staying at home, why don’t we imagine what it could be like to make our own built environment? What would our house look like? What about our shops? What would you like Draíocht to look like? Using simple shapes, let’s draw, paint, colour, decorate and cut out building blocks for the new community we want to see! How many can you make?

Artist Andrew Carson has created a number of downloads which you can access beforehand to print at home (available from 2 June).
Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Andrew Carson, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

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Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 0-4 years

Join artist Anne Cradden to make some wonderful puppet characters that we can move with our hands! Using things that you can find at home, such as cardboard rolls, old clothes, and socks, she will show you how to make simple sock puppets for toddlers and kitchen-roll puppets for older children. Kids can decorate their creation in any way they can think of, and then we will bring their characters to life in their own puppet theatre!  Wild animals, aliens from Mars, wizards and witches, unicorns, princes and princesses, fairies and dragons, superheroes, even your teacher, the postman or your baby sister…who is going to star in your story?

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Anne Cradden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

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Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All Ages

Genevieve will be showing you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. At this point Genevieve will use drawing skills to help you to imagine the character of the new creature.  What it eats, where it sleeps, what’s its name and what noise does it make. The creature's habitat will be made using more of the collected materials and finally you will join your creature by adding a small cut-out photo of yourself just to give the new creation some company.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Genevieve Harden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

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The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 13+

Emily Matthews, one of Draíocht’s Drama Facilitators, has developed an exciting programme for you. She is setting you a challenge! Are you up for it? Each week you will be given a task that will allow you to express yourself in your own creative way, while developing your drama and performance skills. Challenge Accepted!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Emily Matthews, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

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A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 10+

Hey Monkey Mind! What’s the rush! Lets slow things down and notice what’s around us. Here are some easy videos to help calm the monkey mind and slow down on our thoughts, in the hope that we can calm our mind even just for a sec! Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. These videos will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Jo Quinn, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

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Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 5-8 / 9-12

A series of three workshops in which we are going to have the craic almighty! Especially for young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, who love to dance and move.

After using elements of Yoga and Tai Chi to warm up, we’ll show each other our best dance moves of the day and then have a bit of a boogie, throwing shapes galore and getting moving to an absolute banger of a tune. These workshops are all about grounding, connecting in with our bodies through movement, and sharing our love for dance and expression.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Conor Donelan, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Part 1: Say Hi to your body

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Rescheduled - Dirtbirds - No Filters

Rescheduled - Dirtbirds - No Filters

Sat 13 Jun 2020

NEW DATE - FRI 05 MAR 2021
PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 05 March 2021 (FROM 13 & 25 JUNE). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Cancelled - Military Wives (2019)

Cancelled - Military Wives (2019)

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Cancelled - Stagezone on Stage 2020

Cancelled - Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020
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Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020

DYDC in collaboration with Draíocht & Fingal County Council

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc / Family of 4 €40

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this unique and hugely popular festival offers audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young contemporary dance talent Ireland has to offer, along with Masterclasses, International Dance Residencies and performances. The festival will also feature international companies and artists including The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, new work by Irish Choreographer Liz Roche, emerging Irish artist Hannah Rogerson, American choreographer Toni Bravo with Diverse Space Youth Dance Theatre and Brazilian choreographer Anderson de Souza.

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Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School

Mon 29 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2020 10AM-4PM / THURS 02 JUL 10AM-8PM Draíocht Studio // €45

The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!

MON 29 JUN - FRI 03 JUL 10AM-4PM  
THURS 02 JUL  10AM-8PM  - Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 02 JUL at 7PM
AGE: 13-17 years  Cost: €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

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

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Summer Projects 2020 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Jul 2020 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.

MON 06 - FRI 10 JUL
WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS  10AM-12PM  Cost: €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM  Cost: €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

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

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2020 - Fingal Film School

Mon 13 - Fri 17 Jul 2020 10AM-4PM / AGE: 13-17 years Draíocht Studio // €45

Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

MON 13 – FRI 17 JUL
10AM-4PM  AGE: 13-17 years
Bookings: 01-8852622

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

MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Mon 10 Aug - Wed 23 Dec 2020 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, was due to be opened on 25 March by Professor Kevin Rafter, Chair, The Arts Council. It includes the work of 20 artists across two distinct exhibitions whose practice is rooted in printmaking. The installation is in mid-flow and we look forward to opening it later in the season. Stay tuned!

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New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

Ground Floor Gallery
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Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal

First Floor Gallery

MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.

It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

MAKing Art PRINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for children and young people facilitated by participating artists and Draíocht’s Artist team.

Image: Aoife Scott



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Cancelled - The Legends of American Country Show

Cancelled - The Legends of American Country Show

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Cancelled - The Classic Beatles - Let it Be - 50 Years On

Cancelled - The Classic Beatles - Let it Be - 50 Years On

Sat 29 Aug 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Thu 3 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Sat 5 Sep 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Wed 9 Sep 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers, in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbour and children’s television host.

CERT: PG  Language: English    Dur: 108 mins
In association with Access Cinema

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Wed 09 Sept (FROM 25 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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"Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding." Rotten Tomatoes

"With clear-eyed rigour, Heller, Hanks and Rhys put aside cheap sentiment and earn this film's authentic heartfelt emotion." Bbc.com

Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan
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Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Directions Out Theatre Company

Fri 11 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc // Dur: 75 mins

Sean is languishing in a nursing home when in storms Patricia, with her zest for life, bringing her own chaos to challenge his quiet world. A funny, combative and charming friendship blossoms as they work out their past and contemplate their future. Halcyon Days is a delightful play about friendship, family & love and is a funny, charming and touching night at the theatre.

Starring Bryan Murray (Fair City, Irish RM and Bread) and Una Crawford (Fair City). Directed by Joe Devlin (In Search of Mr B by Brian McAvera and The Kiss by Jimmy Murphy). Deirdre Kinahan is one of Ireland's leading playwrights with recent hits such as Rathmines Road, The Unmanageable Sisters and the internationally renowned Moment.

MORE ... Playwright Deirdre Kinahan talks about the play

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PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 11th Sept (FROM 26 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

"… a gem and one of Kinahan's finest works." No More Workhorse

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

With Clive Barnes

Fri 11 Sep 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year. Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John's management company Twenty First Artists.  Luan has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album 'Never Say Goodbye', (released February 2020). The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes. 
www.luanparle.com

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 11 Sept (FROM 16 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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"Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well." The Herald

Tony Cantwell - Pure GRÁ

Tony Cantwell - Pure GRÁ

Sat 12 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €14

Fresh from sell-out shows at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe, and with over 5 millions views online, cult-comedian Tony Cantwell is taking to the road for his first-ever Irish tour. Join the comedian for a new night of standup, sketches, and songs all based on his meme-soaked social media page.

Age 15+. May contain strong language & adult content.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Sat 12th September (FROM 27 MARCH & 02 MAY). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

"The funniest Irish sketch of all time. Simple as." JOE.ie

"His unconventional take on comedy belongs on the Adult Swim network." The Irish Times

"One of the city's most exciting emerging comics." Totally Dublin

Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 19 Sep 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 113 mins

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why ... Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size, comfy beanbags and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sat 19 Sept (FROM 07 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
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Judy (2019)
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Judy (2019)

Wed 23 Sep 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

1968: Having fallen on hard times, and desperate to re-establish herself, Judy Garland (an Oscar-winning Renée Zellweger) accepts a residency in London to perform a five-week, sold-out series of concerts. Separated from her children, who are back in Los Angeles where her ex-husband is fighting her for custody, and heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, she reflects on her life, specifically her childhood, irreparably damaged by studio chief Louis B Mayer. Yet every night she still manages to dust herself off, welcome her fans and become “Judy Garland”, the star they all know and love.

CERT: 12A   Language: English   Dur: 118 mins
In association with Access Cinema

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Wed 23 Sept (FROM 08 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
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"Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good … the film captivates; it grabs you by the heart and demands adoration." ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

"It’s a wonderful performance, as rich and alluring as a length of golden brocade, but one with appropriately ragged edges." Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine

Danny O’Brien - Reformer
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Danny O’Brien - Reformer

Fri 2 Oct 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? After a near career-ending knee injury, O'Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his hilarious new hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet! ‘Reformer’ completely sold out its month-long run of shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Galway International Arts Festival, as well as a European and US tour and now he’s back touring the show nationwide and beyond! 

Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran, Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show touring Australia. He has also featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He has supported Today FM’s Dermot & Dave on three live tours and last year was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

Adult Content, Age 15+

Twitter & Instagram @dobcomedy 
dannyobriencomedy.com

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Friday 2nd October (FROM 19 MARCH & 27 MAY). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
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"Uproariously funny." ★★★★★ The Sunday Independent

"A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance." ★★★★★ Great Scott

"He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!" Bill Burr

The 4 Of Us - Acoustic Gig

The 4 Of Us - Acoustic Gig

With Brendan & Declan Murphy

Sat 3 Oct 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €25

The 4 Of Us shot to fame with their debut album 'Songs for the Tempted', which featured the massive hits 'Mary' and 'Drag My Bad Name Down'. The follow up 'Man Alive' made Q Magazine's Top 50 albums and included the UK Top 30 single 'She Hits Me'. Notching up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs and six Top 20 Irish charting albums, their music has also been featured extensively on American, British and Irish TV soundtracks.

Interspersed by Brendan Murphy's often hilarious stories and musings on the band's three decades in music, the set list features all the old hits, such as Mary, Drag My Bad Name Down and Sunlight, as well as tracks from their recent critically acclaimed album, Sugar Island.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the full band in action for this special acoustic night in Draíocht.

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"Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric …" The Irish News

"The music brims with the palpable sense of the past, the acoustic guitars evoking a grand old era of folk, blues and R&B ..." The Irish Times

"Musically deep, textured and multi-layered. Lyrically older, wiser and slightly more f****d up!" Hot Press

"The song choices hit home, delight the crowd and serve as a timely reminder just how many good songs in the tank they have. There is a remarkable freshness and vitality to their songbook." Irish Independent

Cancelled - Kidkast Presentation 2020

Cancelled - Kidkast Presentation 2020

Kidkast Castleknock

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour

Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour

Fri 9 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marlay Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey and Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in the entertainment industry has been amazing.

But it is in his love of The Blues, of the harmonica and of performing live that Don really shines. Bono’s favourite harmonica player is first and foremost a true entertainer.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 09 Oct (FROM 17 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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Doo Wops & Love Songs

Doo Wops & Love Songs

A Celebration of Vintage Pop Music Performed by The Runaways

Sat 10 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

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The debut live theatre show from Dublin vocal group The Runaways, features all time classics like My Girl, Teenager In Love, Run Around Sue, Saturday Night At The Movies, Do You Love Me, Pretty Woman, Reet Petite and many more, delivered with the authentic 50's/60's sound of acts like The Drifters, Frankie Valli and The Temptations. The Runaways are a 4-Piece male vocal group with a distinctive sound, who deliver both classic and contemporary hit songs. They have performed all over Ireland are delighted to bring their first ever headline show to Draíocht. If you’re a fan of Vintage Pop Music you will love this show.

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An Evening with Michael Harding

An Evening with Michael Harding

Thu 15 - Fri 16 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Laughter Lounge LIVE Tour
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Laughter Lounge LIVE Tour

With Eric Lalor, John Colleary & Gar Murran

Thu 22 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

The Laughter Lounge opened its doors in Dublin in December 1997 and quickly established itself as Ireland's premier comedy venue. Over the years, 4,000 comedians have performed in 3,000 live shows to an audience of over 1 million. They've been in the comedy business a long, long, LONG time and for 21 years only delivered their premier brand of comedy to the good folks of Dublin town. But, they want to make the whole of Ireland laugh so guess what? They're going on tour! Come see the Laughter Lounge’s most requested acts - Eric Lalor, John Colleary and Gar Murran for one craic’in night out!
Smell that? That’s the sweet scent of Comedy in the air … and we can’t wait!

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 22 October (FROM 18 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
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The Fureys

The Fureys

Sat 24 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €30

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’ etc return for their 13th concert in Draíocht. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul, while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Fureys 'The Green Fields of France' and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in the National Concert Hall.

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions ... tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!

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Gearoid Farrelly - Alchemy
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Gearoid Farrelly - Alchemy

Fri 30 Oct 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc

Alchemy is a new show from comedian Gearóid Farrelly in which he is pretty certain he will be able to solve all of the world's problems. To start with Science needs more laughs, we need more superstar comebacks and Conor McGregor should just stop talking.
 
Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, touring with the likes of Joan Rivers, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Millican. He recently appeared on the BBC Radio 4 panel show “An Elephant in the Room” and can be heard on his podcast “Fascinated” where he tracks down his childhood heroes! 

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"To be in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly… impeccable comic timing." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"Intelligent reflective comedy." Irish Times

Des Bishop - Mia Mamma
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Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

Thu 19 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €28 / €26 conc

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad, and grief can be tough sometimes, but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience, I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also, I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”
I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.
Where do I get my material from?
Life and death!

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Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020

Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020

Ireland’s leading national arts and health event

Mon 23 - Tue 24 Nov 2020 Main Auditorium

Ireland’s leading national arts and health event, Arts + Health: Check Up Check In is open to arts practitioners, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field. Featuring a keynote address by Dr Jenny Elliott, Artistic Director of Arts Care (Belfast), plus presentations and workshops by some of the most innovative and creative practitioners working in arts and health in Ireland today, this is the ‘go to’ event to share ideas, exchange practice and be inspired.

Check Up Check In 2020 is organised by www.artsandhealth.ie, Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, with local partners Draíocht and Fingal County Council Arts Office, and is funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.

Tickets on sale from: www.artsandhealth.ie
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Eventbrite Check Up Check In 23 Nov / 9.30AM-5PM / €30

Eventbrite Workshops 24 Nov / 10.30AM-12.30PM / €10

PLEASE NOTE: 
This event has been rescheduled to 23 & 24 Nov (FROM 23 & 24 APRIL).

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

Starring Ciarán Rosney & his 5 Piece Band

Thu 11 Feb 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

J and C Promotions is proud to present ‘Gentle on My Mind, The Glen Campbell Story’, starring master guitarist and well known country music personality, Ciarán Rosney. Joining Ciarán is his 5 piece band, featuring such well known musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel O'Donnell) and fiddle player extraordinaire Denise Boyle.

With state of the art video projection and lighting, the show will take you on a truly amazing journey with some of Glen Campbells best known hits, from 'Rhinestone Cowboy' to 'Wichita Lineman' and unique to this show will be Ciarán's unrivalled interpretation of Glen's guitar playing abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 11th Feb 2021 (FROM 30 APRIL). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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Dirtbirds - No Filters
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Dirtbirds - No Filters

Fri 5 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €24 / €22 conc

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.)

So.. if you need answers to questions like:
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse?
How do I learn to love my muffin top?
When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal?
… then this is definitely the show for you. (Perfect women not allowed in)

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 5th March 2021 (FROM 13 & 25 JUNE). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
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"Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories." The Independent

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first- hand experience of life’s challenges." The Times