DNA by Dennis Kelly

DNA by Dennis Kelly

D15 Youth Theatre

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Jul 2015 Draíocht Stage // €9 / €6 conc

Fri 03 July 7pm & Sat 04 July 2.30pm & 7pm

DNA by Dennis Kelly follows the consequences of a practical joke that ends in tragedy. It deals directly and powerfully with hard hitting, relevant issues, such as violence, guilt, unrequited love, tyranny and solidarity within a group of adolescents who have placed themselves at the edge of society. With a harrowing twist and a taste of the sinister that smacks of William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, DNA is a social comment that resounds with people of all ages.

Since the arrival of aggressive and volatile John Tate the rest of the school fears him, he is above the law and intends to stay that way. Social outcast and self proclaimed loner Alice would do anything to be accepted into the group, to be protected, to be safe, to hang out in the woods with them for just one afternoon. How far will she go? Being spat at? Being punched? Being bullied? Being murdered? The group discover how their tyranny presents them with cathartic repercussions and social developments within their clique.

D15 Youth Theatre is in its 4th year. Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

This is an amateur production of DNA, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD.
The age range for the show is 14+ / there are violent themes and strong language.
Co-Directed by Eimear Morrissey & Mark Rogers.

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
  • Friends Special Price Event

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

Stand-up Comedy Show for Little Kids and Big Kids

Sat 4 Jul 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children

A family friendly stand-up comedy show for little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy top comedians with silly jokes that will make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and ‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests, award winning comedian and actor, Sharon Mannion; Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog. The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition and co-producer of the first festival of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark (2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs! Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing out loud at weird voices!

Dur 55 mins

Summer Projects 2015 - Summer Song School - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2015 - Summer Song School - SOLD OUT

With Song School

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Jul 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

MON 06 - FRI 10 JULY 2015  10AM-4PM
THU 09 JULY 10AM - 8PM
AGE RANGE: 13-16 YEARS // €65


For the third year, Song School return with this workshop 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! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos, and a certificate of participation.

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Mon 13 - Fri 24 Jul 2015

This July Draíocht is delighted to be back, once again, working with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer Camp ’The Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability aims to provide an outlet that is fun and focused on the individual’s likes and interests.

Over the last number of years Draíocht has partnered with the Connect Club over the summer and our artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art, encouraging participants to work on their individual creativity and style. Workshops are for ages 12-18 years.

For Further information on these workshops please contact

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag - A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds / The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 15 Jul 2015

A river splashes through the gallery, a rocket bursting into space in the corridor, footprints run across the lobby and behind the stairs ... Come along and play with us!


Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child! Dress for mess and please respect age limits.


Free Event:   Roam Free @ Draíocht
Time:    10:00am-2:00pm
Cost:      Free Event

AGE:      Activities are designed for 18 months- 5 years but younger and older siblings are welcome
Location: Roaming all over Draíocht.
Event Information: These creative spaces are free to roam, for self directed play and inventiveness. Follow the Foyer Footprints, look under the chairs, around the stairs, beneath the tables. Follow the Roving River in the Ground Floor Gallery as is flows from the gallery walls down onto the floor and explore colour creating large scale drawing right on our gallery walls!  Make your way to the creative toddler room in our downstairs Workshop Room, where cars are used for print. Cones become rockets, play with paint, weave, stick, build - bring your imagination and dress for mess. Make your way to the First Floor Gallery and go Bonkers for Building with 3D construction and Sculpture with wool, cardboard boxes and cylinders.  

Free Event: Chin Wag in the Artist Studio
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Free Event

Age: All welcome
Event information: Visit our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson and find out what a real live artist actually does. Have a look at his work - give him some critical feedback - he might even let you draw a picture with him!

Bookable Events: 
Places are restricted and must be booked in advance with the Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

Event:   Leo The Lion
Times:  Workshop 1:      10:15am- 10:45am
Workshop 2:      1:30pm-2:00pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      aged 2-4 yrs
Location: Green Room
Event Information: Once upon a time in the jungle there lived a Lion called Leo. He loved to do tricks and entertain. Join Órla Kelly and Leo the Lion for an exciting circus adventure in story, creation and in paint.

Event:   Bop and Sway
Times: Workshop 1:10:00am-10:30am
Workshop 2:12:00pm-12:30pm
Cost:      €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:      18 months -4years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Twirl, bop, sway, skip, little legs and arms move to the music. Join Antje O’ Toole, our dancer for an exhilarating dance workshop, letting your baby engage with sound and movement.

Event:   Rat-a-tat
Times: Workshop 1:11:00am-11:30am
Workshop 2: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Cost:     €5 per child, accompanying adult free
AGE:     Workshop 1: 0-2.5 years
Workshop 2: 3-4 years
Location: Draiocht Studio Space
Event Information: Drums go 'rat-a-tat' and 'bang,' bells go 'ding dong,' and sad trombones go 'wah wah'…join Linda Ferguson to look, see hear and play instruments, move to music, sing along and finish with a dance.

If you've any questions about Beag, just call our Box Office on 01-8852622. Early booking advised.

Beag, is a little event that has a huge focus on the arts for the very young. Draíocht will, for this one day, be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very small. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under the chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that children notice. Armed with your imagination and natural curiosity, explore colour by drawing big on our gallery walls, build a box and wool sculpture, dance with Michelle, hear and respond to a story with Orla and bang a drum. This event will culminate with a celebratory exhibition of the work created by the days young artists and explorers in the First Floor Gallery from Thursday 16th July 2015.


Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

Summer Projects 2015 - Crafty Adventures

With artist Genevieve Harden

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45

This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

Gallery Preview: Marc Guinan

Gallery Preview: Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Please join us for the Preview of "What is painting ...?" by Marc Guinan.

7pm on Thursday 23 July 2015 in our Ground Floor Gallery.
To be opened by Dr Tim Stott, Lecturer in Art History and Theory, School of Art, Design and Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Full exhibition details here ... 

Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Fri 24 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

This exhibition will present outcomes from Guinan’s current investigation into materiality. The painted forms are created using pva and various other types of paint, like gloss, metal paint, emulsions, industrial grade paints and oil paint. Layers of paint are let dry over time and peeled from various surfaces like acetate and glass. 

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