Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018

This programme aims to provide a range of high-quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create and perform and to play and squash clay. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Inf: 4 Class Group Workshops of 45mins
2nd Class Upwards: 2 Class Group Workshops of 1.5hrs
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using a theme of your choice as a starting point, Eimear Morrissey introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!

Clay In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’reilly
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist, Deirdre O'Reilly. This in-depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3-dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops, the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D models with fine textured detail applied. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from 03 September-30 November 2018 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 19 October 2018 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.

The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints, the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie.

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation


Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour

Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.

B.A.S.S - Band And Song Support Autumn/Winter 2018

B.A.S.S - Band And Song Support Autumn/Winter 2018

Tue 4 Sep - Tue 4 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

SEP-DEC 2018 
Select Tuesdays  6.45PM-9PM  Age: 14-18 Years

Draíocht will continue to offer supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join other like-minded young people in Draíocht in a free creative space. Spend the time writing, jamming and collaborating.

Contact Box Office for confirmed dates through September-December 2018, tel: 01-8852622.

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

SEP-NOV 2018

Tue 18 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018 // 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: sarah@draiocht.ie 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. 

Exploring Theatre Craft 2018

Exploring Theatre Craft 2018

A Hartstown & Riversdale Theatre Project / OCT/NOV 2018

Mon 1 Oct - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Over a six week period, Eimear Morrissey will work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to ideas of improvisation and theatre creation. While concentrating on the creation of short experimental performance pieces, participants will attend theatre shows and weekly workshops.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

With Artist Andrew Carson

Tue 2 Oct - Tue 4 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

02 OCT, 06 NOV, 04 DEC


Are you in 5th or 6th year and planning on going to art college? On the first Tuesday of every month, Draíocht will facilitate Portfolio Preparation Guidance sessions with artist Andrew Carson during October-December 2018. Bring along your portfolio every month for review and suggestions, drawing sessions and a suggested task to complete between sessions. All levels are welcome and these sessions are designed to be informal, drop in sessions. Sessions are free but space is limited, so please register at the Box Office in advance each month tel: 01-8852622.

Fingal Film Club Winter 2018

Fingal Film Club Winter 2018

Wed 10 Oct - Wed 28 Nov 2018

Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. 

Fingal Film Club: Stop Motion Movie
WED 10, WED 17, WED 24 OCT
6.30-9PM  Age: 14-18 yrs  €15  
With Create School
This stop-motion animation workshop involves plenty of hands-on learning, combined with some simple demonstrations. Students collaborate in small groups to design and create their movie set using paper, card and plasticine (all materials are supplied); then it’s on to the storyboard as they plan their stop-motion movies. They then film and produce them on iPads (also supplied). 
The creations will be screened as part of (Re)View Youth Screenings on 21 November.

Fingal Film Club: Making A Documentary        
WED 07, WED 14, WED 21 NOV 2018 7PM-9PM
WED 28 NOV 11AM-4PM & 7PM-9PM
Age: 14-18 yrs  €20
With Kilian Waters 
This hands-on practical course is designed to introduce participants to non-fiction documentary filmmaking. Over the course, filmmaker Kilian will guide you in the craft of researching, producing, shooting, directing and editing a documentary film. The resulting documentary will screen as part of (Re)View Youth Screenings on on 21 November.

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

OCT-DEC 2018

Sat 13 Oct - Sat 8 Dec 2018 Draíocht Studio

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.
If you have a child aged between 7-17 years with additional needs and a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

I Am Baba / Baby’s First Xmas / Little Tiny Xmas

I Am Baba / Baby’s First Xmas / Little Tiny Xmas

Draíocht Touring Shows To Our Communities

Thu 25 Oct - Thu 13 Dec 2018 // FREE

In line with our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘A Space for the Arts’, Draíocht is committed to both developing programmes that take us out of the building and into our communities and to increasing equality of access to all children. This autumn sees us partnering with Dublin 15 Community Centres to bring the shows detailed below to where you are. All three shows are created by Anna Newell and composer David Goodall, whose work for early years audiences have been seen on all five continents.

I Am Baba
A theatre adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. I Am Baba is comprised 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 (6 babies + 6 adults). Presented in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Available: 25th and 26th October 2018

Baby’s First Xmas
A gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures, this brand new Xmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited (8 babies + 8 adults).
Available: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Little Tiny Xmas
A magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited (6 children + 6 adults). 
Available: Thursday 13th December 2018

Please note these shows are not open for public booking and don't take place in Draíocht.
All shows are 20 mins long and can be performed a maximum of 4 times in the day. Shows are being offered for free to our partnering community centres in Dublin 15 and their audiences. If you are interested in having these shows in your community centre, please call Sarah Beirne on 01-8098029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie to apply. Deadline for applications 28th September 2018. Baby’s First Xmas & Little Tiny Xmas are funded by Arts Council Ireland. This programme is a partnership between the Civic Theatre, Draíocht and the Mermaid Arts Centre.

The Creative Crèche Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

The Creative Crèche Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

Catch A Star

Fri 9 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Artist Orla Kelly will work with Barnardo’s pre-school crèche in Mulhuddart. The pre-schoolers will come and enjoy the show ‘How to Catch a Star’, based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers and presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí.
The visit will be followed by a series of specially designed ‘Star Workshops’ that will engage the children in storytelling, making their own stars and outer space experimentation.

If you are a crèche in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in a future Creative Crèche Programme, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie

Michael Collins - A Musical Drama

Michael Collins - A Musical Drama

Coolmine Musical Society

Tue 13 - Sat 17 Nov 2018 Main Auditorium // €25

TUE 13 – FRI 16 NOV 8PM / SAT 17 NOV 2PM & 8PM

Coolmine Musical Society are privileged to be taking to the stage with Michael Collins - A Musical Drama. It tells the story of turbulent events preceding the foundation of the State, from 1916, through the War of Independence and the Civil War, not to mention the love affair triangle between Collins, his fiancée Kitty Kiernan and top Republican firebrand Harry Boland. Since writer & composer Bryan Flynn’s masterpiece opened to critical acclaim in 2009, it has raised the bar with its visual and dramatic production. Coolmine Musical Society is proud to be flying this flag of freedom high.

Starring Kevin Fagan (Michael Collins), Nicole Lamb (Kitty Kiernan), Liam Egan (Harry Boland), Seamus Sullivan (Eamon De Valera) & Colin Flynn (Joe Emmet), with Niamh Carroll, Kathy Kelly, Jim Walsh, Orla Walsh, Matthew Williams and the Coolmine Chorus.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Bryan Flynn.
Produced by arrangement with Michael Collins Production Trust.
Director: Pat McElwain. Musical Director: Dave McGauran. Choreographer: Nicole McDonald.

Coolmine Musical Society has been in existence since 1981 and their mission has always been to bring musical theatre and entertainment to the community and further afield. Coolmine Musical Society originally performed their shows in Coolmine Community School, before they moved into Draìocht, opening the theatre in 2001 with Oliver!. Over the years they’ve taken to the stage in Draìocht with shows including My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar and last year’s production of All Shook Up for which they were delighted to be shortlisted and indeed win a number of awards at the AIMS Awards in Killarney earlier this year.