Create Dance Project

Create Dance Project

SEP-NOV 2019

Sun 1 Sep - Sat 30 Nov 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole work with a group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings over the autumn in weekly workshops. After their exciting showcase as part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival in June, create dancers will continue to develop their solo and group work. If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance and music, and an intellectual or physical disability please get in touch with

Explore More – Primary School Tours

Explore More – Primary School Tours

Sun 1 Sep - Tue 31 Dec 2019 Draíocht Galleries // FREE // Dur 50 mins

If you would like your class to visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, to encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work as well as exploring the rest of the buildings including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms please get in touch with Tours will take 50mins, are free and subject to availability, max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher. 

A Creative Crèche Project

A Creative Crèche Project

SEP-OCT 2019

Mon 2 Sep - Thu 31 Oct 2019 Draíocht Galleries

Early year’s artist Lucy Hill will bring the current exhibition, ‘Estuary’, to life for early years children and educators from local community crèche services, through a series of explorative workshops. Together they will creatively explore art materials and prominent themes of nature and the environment, igniting curiosity and the imagination along the way. The project will include a series of workshops that take place in the Gallery and off-site in local crèche services. 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 Beirne, 01-809 8029 or



An exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection

Thu 12 Sep - Sat 16 Nov 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries // FREE

Fingal County Council is proud to present this major exhibition curated by Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic. The collection comprises of works by national and international artists, graduates, emerging artists and local artists. Over 160 artworks have been acquired since the collection began in 1994 and it has been continually evolving since with new acquisitions being added when the opportunity and resources present themselves.

The curators are all Fingal artists, whose art also features in the collection. They describe their process of selecting work for this exhibition as taking in the physical and natural landscape of Fingal and celebrating local and visiting artists that have arrived to the county through the collection. The official motto of Fingal County Council is Flúirse Talaimh is Mara — the abundance of land and sea, which is reflected in some of the artworks featured in the exhibition.

Fingal has three estuaries, special places where the tide meets the stream. Such a simple phenomenon in nature carries powerful potential both metaphorically and as a prism through which to view art. In other words, the collection could be described as a mixing point or a meeting point. While the collection features plenty of significant works by national figures, the four of us agreed, quite instinctively, to focus primarily on Fingal artists. There is a strong flow of nature imagery: skies, birds, harbours, trees. We have also chosen works that we intend as counterpoints to this theme. These include unexpected pieces by artists such as Robert Russell and Eva Rothschild. It is our hope that this show will prove playful, thought-provoking and inspiring.” Joshua Sex

The Exhibition will be accompanied by ‘Not in Alphabetical Order’ Vol 2, a publication highlighting this significant collection’s latest acquisitions. 

The Exhibition is accompanied by a Free Adult Engagement Programme.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

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Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 16 Sep - Fri 13 Dec 2019 // €120

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 perform, print and sing. 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 Groups get 45 min Workshop Each / 1st Class Upwards: 2 Class Groups get 1.5hr Workshop Each
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 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!

Print In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Groups get 2 hr Workshop Each
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Deirdre will introduce your pupils to a number of different print making techniques, before they work together to plan, create and produce a series of limited edition original prints. Print making allows pupils to explore the endless possibilities of shape and colour, line and pattern and offers opportunities to create individual and collaborative works of art. All materials will be provided. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.

Music And Singing In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 3 Class Groups get 60 min Workshop Each
Artist: Dónal Kearney
This music and singing workshop introduces pupils to the potential of making music with their own voice. The workshop focuses on building listening skills, encouraging creative play, and creating music using the voice and the instruments available in each school. Based on years of research in music education and practical choral training, Donal and his team at Fingal Academy of Music believe in the power of music engagement to transform lives.

Workshops can take place from 16 September - 13 December 2019 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 08 November 2019 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Each day is subsidized by Draíocht and costs the school €120 including all materials. 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

Estuary - Adult Engagement Programme

Estuary - Adult Engagement Programme

An exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection

Fri 20 Sep - Thu 7 Nov 2019 // FREE

All events are free. For bookings and further information contact the Box Office 01 885 2622

Estuary Exhibition Tour

Join us on Culture Night for a curator’s tour of Estuary, exploring key themes and artworks in this major exhibition. The curators Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic will guide you through the artworks from the collection. 

Estuary Exhibition Tour & Visit to The Hide Sculpture
SAT 28 SEP, 12PM-2PM

Join the curators of Estuary for a tour of the exhibition followed by a site visit to The Hide Sculpture, Rogerstown Park for an artist talk with Garett Phelan and the opportunity to observe birdlife along Rogerstown Estuary with the Fingal branch of Birdwatch Ireland. 
Courtesy bus provided for return journey from Draíocht to The Hide Sculpture.

Where the Tide Meets the Stream – SOLD OUT
Printmaking Workshop in Association with Graphic Studio Dublin

Create your own handmade intaglio print. Join Robert Russell from Graphic Studio Dublin for this drypoint and monoprint workshop which will focus on the horizon line. Robert will guide participants through the drawing and making of a drypoint plate, finishing with monoprint techniques. All levels welcome.  All materials provided. Taking place in Draíocht's Workshop Room.

Estuary Life - Still-Life Painting Workshop – SOLD OUT
THU 07 NOV, 10.30AM–1.30PM

This still-life painting workshop with Una Sealy RHA will look at objects and aspects referencing the Estuary exhibition. Participants will be led through the painting process from composition planning, tonal underpainting, second pass with colour, to finishing touches. Una will demonstrate each step of the process and guide participants individually. All levels welcome. All materials provided. Taking place in Draíocht Workshop Room.

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Sat 21 Sep - Sat 21 Dec 2019

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 5+


Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)

Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 

Contact information for Stagezone
Phone: Gladys Coyle  087 419 0165
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Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Please call Ciara Corrigan on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email or go to our Room Hires Section

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Tue 1 Oct - Tue 3 Dec 2019 7PM-8.30PM 7PM-8.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room // FREE

TUESDAYS  7-8.30PM  01 OCT, 05 NOV, 03 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. 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 pre-register at the Box Office each month, tel 01-8852622.

The Dig - School Shows
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Dig - School Shows

By Paul Curley

Fri 18 Oct 2019 10.15AM & 12.15PM 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 45 mins

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this just another of his tall tales?
Performer and writer Paul Curley, designer Ger Clancy and director Robert Alan Evans, bring this brand new adventure to life. THE DIG spins a classic yarn into a brand new light that will delight and charm audiences young and old.

Supported by The Arts Council Theatre Touring Award and Irish Theatre Institute.

School: FRI 18 OCT - 10.15AM & 12.15PM
Family: SAT 19 OCT - 2PM & 4PM

Jake Carter
  • Friends Special Price Event

Jake Carter

Fri 18 Oct 2019 8PM 8PM Main Auditorium // €22

Fresh off the back of what has been a roller coaster 18 months for Jake Carter, the pop singer and Dancing With The Stars 2018 winner has enjoyed enormous success in recent times with his recent single releases, as well as packing out venues across the country including Dublin’s Vicar St. and Cork Opera House.

With multiple TV projects also on the go, the 20 year old pop singer is delighted to be getting back on stage with his live band and showcasing his latest music in what promises to be a fun filled live concert with plenty of surprises!