The Wizard of Oz The Panto – SOLD OUT

The Wizard of Oz The Panto – SOLD OUT

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 4 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 Main Auditorium // €22 / €18 conc / Relaxed Performance €15

Join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are transported from their home in Kansas to the land of Oz where they meet some very strange characters – a Strawman, a Tinman and a cowardly Lion. Lovely Witch of the North greets them and advises that they should follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard who will solve all their problems. Hot in pursuit is Dorothy’s Auntie Gertie and a variety of colourful characters who will delight and entertain you. But Wicked Witch of the West has other plans and will do her best to stop them.

FRI 04    7.30PM
SAT 05   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 06  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 10   7.30PM / FRI 11  7.30PM
SAT 12    2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 13  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 17   7.30PM / FRI 18  7.30PM
SAT 19   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 20  2PM

Enjoy our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 9th January which will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break.
If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide in advance from Draiocht, please email or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622.
Guide will be available from 7th Jan. All tickets for this performance are €15. DOWNLOAD GUIDE or Watch the Guide on YouTube

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 7 Jan - Fri 29 Mar 2019

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

Bringing The Stage Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Inf: 4 Class Group Workshops of 45 mins
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.

Bringing Dance Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Infants to 1st class
Duration: 3 different class group workshops of 45 mins each
Artist: Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company
This Leaps & No Bounds workshop introduces your pupils to dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way. Pupils will learn to have fun responding to music, to enjoy swinging their arms, bobbing their head and expressing themselves through the freedom of movement and dance. The workshop focuses on kinaesthetic learning and uses movement as a method of reinforcing reading readiness, math, geography and science.

Bringing Print Into Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
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.

Bringing Music and Song Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable to all age ranges
Duration:  3 Class Group Workshops of 60 mins each
Artist: Dónal Kearney
This music & singing workshop introduces pupils of all ages 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.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from 07 Jan - 29 Apr 2019 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is 28 February 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. Cost per day €120. 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

BASS - Band And Song Support

BASS - Band And Song Support

Tue 8 Jan - Tue 26 Mar 2019

JAN – MAR 2019  
Select Tuesdays  7PM-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. If you would like to find out more about this free musical support, please contact or 01-8098029.

Mapping Project - St. Ciaran’s School

Mapping Project - St. Ciaran’s School

Wed 16 Jan 2019 6PM Ground Floor Gallery

This evening we are delighted to host a very special opening of work created by Senior Infant pupils from St. Ciaran’s School, Hartstown with artist Sinead Curran.

Together with their teachers and Principle Tim Mc Auliffe, we will celebrate a mapping project completed over 2 months of the artists’ residency in the school.

Sinead and the class have worked together investigating the ideas of mapping the school and its surroundings. This work will sit nicely beside Michael McLoughlin's exhibition 'Mulhuddart Satellite' for one evening. An important aspect of this project was for the children to explore and develop their own ideas using fabric and mapping concepts.

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2019

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2019

Coolmine Community School

Tue 22 Jan 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

Coolmine Community School‘s students are back and promise to entertain you again this season. Prepare to be dazzled by their musical, dance and dramatic abilities. This is the 18th year Coolmine Community School has staged the Feast of Talent show in Draíocht and it promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets Available from Draíocht’s Box Office (not from the School).

The Wife (2017)
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The Wife (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 23 Jan 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In The Wife, Glenn Close gives voice to generations of brilliant, capable women who - because of backward gender roles - were relegated to supporting players in their own lives. The drama, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, stars the six-time Oscar nominee as Joan Castleman, the stoic, silent spouse of a world-renowned author Joe (Jonathan Pryce). 
Joan is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humour, their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

CERT: 15A  Language: English  Dur: 100 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

"Close wordlessly articulates “the tragedy” of generations of overlooked women." Vanity Fair

Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything - SOLD OUT
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Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything - SOLD OUT

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Jan 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

A brand new show from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times.
The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.
This Show is for Over 15’s.


"Unmissable." Evening Standard

"Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle." Edinburgh Evening News

"Byrne is consistently brilliant." Metro

Create Dance Project - Spring 2019

Create Dance Project - Spring 2019

JAN-MAR 2019

Sat 26 Jan - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Create Dance, now in its 8th year, is a core part of Draíocht’s programming; a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole 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.

If you have a child aged between 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah (e: / t: 01-8098029).

During term time, workshops are on Saturdays:
Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs): 12.15PM-1.15PM (places available)
Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs): 1.30PM-2.30PM (waiting list only)
Pre-booking for this project is essential.

Family Day: Strumming & Drumming

Family Day: Strumming & Drumming

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Love to make and hear sound? Come and listen to the sounds of our exhibition Mulhuddart Satellite and generate some new sounds of your own. Make and bang a drum, string and strum your own guitar, put the shake into your own maraca. Using boxes, containers, string, paper and elastic, come and create some noise by inventing and decorating your own simple noise making machines. 

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
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622
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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival 2019

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE

First Fortnight Arts Bites aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help. These workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist. Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! 

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop – SOLD OUT

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

3PM – 4PM:
Sound Therapy Workshop – SOLD OUT

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop – BOOK HERE

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht and Cairde.
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the First Fortnight festival programme, see

An Evening With Aonghus McAnally
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An Evening With Aonghus McAnally

Sat 26 Jan 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22.50 conc

Following on from his sold out tours celebrating the music of Christie Hennessy in 2016 and 2017, Aonghus McAnally is back with a brand new show. Along with his musical director Ivan McKenna, he is delighted to have the same team back on the road as he shares the songs and stories that have been important in his life and career in entertainment. From his teenage years as lead guitarist in Celtic rock group Mushroom, to his television, radio and live performances as a singer, comedian, musician and broadcaster, audiences are in for an entertaining evening of favourites old and new. All the songs in the show have personal stories attached to them from humorous to poignant; each delivered in his unique style. An entertaining evening not to be missed.

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2019

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2019

JAN – MAR 2019

Tue 29 Jan - Tue 26 Mar 2019

Throughout the Spring, Youth Theatre’s 30 strong membership will work on stage craft and direction, with a focus on working towards their own full-length performance piece. The piece will be co-directed by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers as part of Draíocht’s inaugural Summer Youth Arts Festival in July 2019. In March, Youth Theatre will also work with visual artist Liz Rickard to create performance arts notebooks.
Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas, for further information please see 

Singing for Survival

Singing for Survival

Run of the Mill Theatre In collaboration with St John of God Community Services Liffey Region

Tue 29 - Wed 30 Jan 2019 TUE 29 JAN 8PM / WED 30 JAN 1.30PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc / €10 Groups 10+

TUE 29 JAN 8PM / WED 30 JAN 1.30PM & 8PM

A near future. A wasteland. In the time between Before and After, a group of contestants reside in a place known only as The Centre. When the promise of a better future beckons beyond the walls, they must prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime. But are they really singing for their shot? Or are they singing for their survival? Run of the Mill Theatre return to Draíocht with a new dystopian fable exploring politics, power and places in our world, after their last sold out success in 2016, Reason in Madness.

Written and Directed by Aisling Byrne
Assisted by Joan Somers Donnelly Ursula McGinn
Cast Includes: Wesley Fairbrother, Lauren Larkin, Mark Smith and Ella-Jane Moore. 
Film Design: Arcade Film Ltd
Sound Design by Sinéad Diskin
Stage and Costume by Sarah Foley 
Lighting by Eoin Winning
Photography by Vincent Lillis

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT
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Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better! 10th Anniversary Tour

Thu 31 Jan - Fri 1 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €32 / €30 conc

Its the 10th Anniversary Tour! Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Eurovision hits and more. Joining Ronan is Linda Martin - A Superstar of Showbiz - Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with 'Why Me' and TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE. Ireland’s greatest voice, Red Hurley will also be singing all his great hits. Also brother and Sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to all things Showband. Also the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, as well as surprise hit from last year, Dave Lawlor, to complete this super line up.

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era. All of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period. It will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music