Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

APR-AUG 2020

Mon 2 Mar - Tue 30 Jun 2020 // FREE

PLEASE NOTE: Draiocht will remain closed until 20 April 2020.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Come and pick up Draíocht’s new Children’s Gallery Guide (free from Draíocht’s Creative Corner during opening hours) to help you and your family explore our exhibitions and building at your own pace and in your own time. Help yourself to our chalk boards, packs and large floor cushions! Look around the building, talk about the artwork, draw with the viewfinder, play a game of I Spy in the gallery!

This gallery guide was designed and created with generous support from Creative Fingal’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 programme, an initiative of Creative Ireland, in collaboration with Kotryna Kotoviciute from TU Dublin Blanchardstown’s, Creative Digital Media Degree course. Draíocht’s Creative Corner was designed by Artist Andrew Carson.

Cancelled - Be Our Guest

Cancelled - Be Our Guest

Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Apr 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

Postponed - Create Dance Project - Summer 2020

Postponed - Create Dance Project - Summer 2020

APR-JUN 2020

Sat 4 Apr - Sat 27 Jun 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Draiocht will remain closed until 20 April 2020.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Create Dance, now in its 8th year, is a core part of Draíocht’s programming. It’s a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers, Antje O’Toole and Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

Over the next two terms, our dancers will begin to work with Draíocht’s 2020 Dance Artist in Residence, Jess Rowell and Dancer Brian McSweeney, on a new piece of choreography to showcase alongside other dancers as part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020. Create Dance will also be collaborating with Lamh Signs Ireland to create another very special piece of choreography to showcase later in 2020.

There are currently spaces available for children aged 6-8 years of age. If you have a child of that age with a love of dance, please get in touch with Paula, paula@draiocht.ie or tel 01-8098029. During term time, workshops are on Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs): 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM.
Pre booking for this project is essential.

 

Rescheduled - Moana

Rescheduled - Moana

Tue 7 Apr 2020

NEW DATE
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sat 19th Sept (FROM 07 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

Cancelled - Tiny Dancer

Cancelled - Tiny Dancer

Wed 15 Apr 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

Exploring Stamping And Stencilling With Anne Cradden

Exploring Stamping And Stencilling With Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Mon 20 Apr 2020 10AM-10.50AM & 11.45AM-12.35PM (50 MINS) Draíocht Workshop Room / Age 2-4 yrs // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

Explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping; play with pre-made stamps to see the magic of stencilling and mixing of inks. This workshop has been created to gently support you and your child's engagement of our current exhibition. Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore printing and to celebrate the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing in two different ways with two different artists. 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. 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).

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Family Day: Unpack, Reuse And Stamp

Family Day: Unpack, Reuse And Stamp

Sat 25 Apr 2020 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Aoife Scott prints onto plastic, using plastic and creates beautiful 3D work. Meet Aoife and be inspired by her ideas of recycling and re-using materials through art. We will use some non-traditional printing materials, creating stamps from plastic packaging to make prints of our own.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone 01-8852622

I AM BABA
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I AM BABA

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures In Association with The Civic, Tallaght

Sun 26 Apr - Sun 10 May 2020 Draíocht Studio // €5 per baby (accompanying adult free)

SUN 26 APR, TUE 28 APR, SUN 10 MAY / 12 NOON, 1PM, 2PM
Draíocht Studio // €5 per baby (accompanying adult free) / Age 0-12 months / Dur 20 mins


I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.

I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their one adult guest.

I AM BABA was the International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by the 4 Dublin Local Authorities in 2017 through Arts Council Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Fund. This national tour was funded by the Arts Council. In association with The Civic, Tallaght.
www.annanewell.co.uk
 

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to 26th and 28th April and 10th May at 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm (FROM 26-28 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

​Booking by phone 01-8852622.​

  • I AM BABA video
Cancelled - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Cancelled - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert 2020

Sun 10 May 2020 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

Kidkast Presentation 2020

Kidkast Presentation 2020

Kidkast Castleknock

Wed 13 May 2020

NEW DATE
PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Wed 7th October (FROM 13 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

Family Day: Magic Monoprint

Family Day: Magic Monoprint

Sat 16 May 2020 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Printing is a kind of magic, with an instant cause and effect. Using colours, inks, lines and rollers, come and feel this messy magic yourself, explore the exhibition and meet the artist Margot Galvin. Learn about her work and be inspired to create some prints of your own.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
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. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone 01-8852622

Reach for the Stars 2020

Reach for the Stars 2020

The Norma Breen Hurley Theatre School

Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020 16th 8PM / 17th 6PM Main Auditorium // €25

Sat 16th May 8PM / Sun 17th May 6PM

The Norma Breen Hurley Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests.
Produced and Directed by Norma Breen Hurley.

Intergenerational Print Making Workshop

Intergenerational Print Making Workshop

With Fiona Kelly

Sat 23 May 2020 12PM-1.15PM & 2PM-3.15PM (75 MINS) Draíocht Galleries // €5 per person / For children aged 8+ and their grandparent

Join artist Fiona Kelly for this printing workshop that celebrates the MAKing Art: PRINTing exhibition and the unique relationship that exists between families. Learn about the process of drypoint printmaking, use a printing machine and see if there is something new you can learn from each other.

Workshops:
12PM-1.15PM & 2PM-3.15PM (75 MINS)
€5 per person / For children aged 8+ and their grandparent

Exploring Wibbly Wobbly Lines With Jane Fogarty

Exploring Wibbly Wobbly Lines With Jane Fogarty

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 26 May 2020 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM (60 MINS) Draiocht Workshop Room / Age 2-4 yrs // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free)

We will play with shapes, colours and wibbly-wobbly lines through basic printmaking techniques. This workshop has been created to gently support you and your child's engagement of our current exhibition. Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS.

Workshop Notes: 
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore printing and to celebrate the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing in two different ways with two different artists. 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. 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).

Sign up for our Family Ezines

Learn To Play Music Day 2020

Learn To Play Music Day 2020

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Wed 27 May 2020 1.30PM-5.30PM / €5 / Ages 6 months to 8+ Years Draiocht Workshop Room

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try a range of instruments. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun. Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

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Starkids on Stage 2020

Starkids on Stage 2020

Fri 29 - Sat 30 May 2020 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the amazingly talented performers from Starkids Stage School for a fantastic jaw-dropping show to remember, as they take you on a journey through some of your favourite musicals including 'Mary Poppins', 'The Lion King', 'Aladdin' and 'Alice in Wonderland'. This show is not to be missed and one for all the family. www.starkids.ie

The Toddler Takeover 2020 – For Ages 1-5 Years

The Toddler Takeover 2020 – For Ages 1-5 Years

A big event celebrating the creative lives of very young children

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020 WED 10 JUN 10.30AM-12.30PM / THU 11 JUN 10AM-3PM // €0-€5

BOOKING OPENS 5TH MAY 2020, 10AM
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Toddler Takeover’ in the subject field.

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This is Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts.

This year we explore the wonderful and curious elements of earth, air, fire and water; finding the gooey beauty of clay and earth, the airy movement of dancers, gravity's ups and downs, the awesomeness of rainbow light and its sound, with mini footprints, small hidden worlds and big fun. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on Tue 5th May 2020, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).

WED 10 JUN 10.30AM-12.30PM – SENSORY FRIENDLY
Leading on from the success of last year, this year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited capacity. Events and workshops will be adapted to suit the needs of young children with additional needs. This event needs to be pre-booked. Please contact Paula directly if you have a group or a child that you think might be interested in coming along, email paula@draiocht.ie

  • The Toddler Takeover 2020 video
GROOVE

GROOVE

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures in association with The Civic, Tallaght

Sat 13 Jun 2020 2PM (1-8 yrs), 3PM (9-13 yrs), 4PM (14-18 yrs) Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 (accompanying adults free)


GROOVE is a chilled out theatre adventure for children and young people with complex needs, created by a team of award-winning artists. It is an immersive experience which happens inside a purpose-built portable performance space, with audience members in their own special seating, chilling out to this 60’s/70’s inspired adventure full of live singing, tactile experience and gorgeous hypnotic projections. 

Each show is limited to 4 young people with complex needs, plus one adult guest each.
2PM (1-8 yrs), 3PM (9-13 yrs), 4PM (14-18 yrs)
Dur: 20 mins show + 20 mins play
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght. 
This show is available to tour in Dublin 15 on 25 and 26 June 2020. Email emer@draiocht.ie for more info.

REMIND ME ABOUT SENSORY FRIENDLY EVENTS

Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family,  packed with great songs and dance routines. This year, students will perform ‘Save our Planet’, ‘Rockstars’, ‘The Grunge’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Glee’ and ‘The Addams Family’ together with hip hop, contemporary and tap routines. Stagezone is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5 years of age to young adults.
www.stagezone.ie

GROOVE On Tour

GROOVE On Tour

Draíocht Touring to Our Communities

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jun 2020

In line with our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘Space for the Arts’, this Season sees us partnering with Dublin 15 organisations to bring ‘GROOVE’ to where you are.

Created by Anna Newell and composer David Goodall, this show is suitable for children with complex needs, aged 1-18 years, and takes place in its own purpose-built portable performance space, within your venue. Available dates are Thursday 25 & Friday 26 June 2020. Each show is limited to 4 children with complex needs, plus one adult guest each.

GROOVE has been created by a team of award-winning artists and is an immersive experience for audience members, who have their own special seating while chilling out to this 60’s/70’s inspired adventure full of live singing, tactile experience and gorgeous hypnotic projections. Shows are 20 minutes long, with an optional 20 minutes playtime afterwards and can be performed a maximum of 3 times in a day. Shows are being offered for free to the partnering organisations in Dublin 15 and their audiences.

If you are interested, please call Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or email emer@draiocht.ie
 
Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght.

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.

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.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

REMIND ME ABOUT SENSORY FRIENDLY EVENTS

Kidkast Presentation 2020

Kidkast Presentation 2020

Kidkast Castleknock

Wed 7 Oct 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

Kidkast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Wed 7th October (FROM 13 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