Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 3 Mar 2020 10.15AM & 11.30AM Draíocht Studio // €5 per child // Dur 45 mins

10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM (45 MINS)

Play music in a free and open environment with musician Eamon Sweeney. Have fun and embrace a variety of musical experiences using different instruments, songs exploring sound, colour and texture - using gongs, chimes, bells, ocean drums and simple percussion instruments.

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 per child per workshop (accompanying adult is free). 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. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

The Dubliners Tribute Show - All For Me Grog
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Dubliners Tribute Show - All For Me Grog

Presented by The Liberties - The songs and story of the Dubliners

Thu 5 Mar 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

'All For Me Grog' is the Galway based show that has played to full houses and standing ovations on its first Irish and UK tours. The show brings you the songs and story of Irelands most successful folk band, The Dubliners. 
Presented by The Liberties, who are deeply honoured to become the bearers of the torch which has been borne with such power and dignity over the past decades by The Dubliners. The original line-up of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaran Burke and John Sheehan is brought to life with the exact same instrumentation, songs and close as you will get vocals, bringing to the stage a show in sound and appearance of uncanny accuracy of the internationally renowned Dubliners. 

The Black Velvet Band, McAlpines Fusiliers, The Spanish Lady, The Irish Rover, The Auld Triangle, The Parting Glass and of course, the song that made The Dubliners international stars - Seven Drunken Nights - plus all their other hits, will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet and joining in the chorus of the well known and much-loved songs at this uplifting and exciting two hour show.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
  • Friends Special Price Event

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Writ­ten and per­formed by Sea­mus O’Rourke

Fri 6 Mar 2020 8PM / Dur 90 mins (with interval) Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’ is a story full of nostalgia, innocence, Olympic standard sex and holy water salad dressing. Funny and tender, this latest show by Seamus O Rourke, follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, who has a habit of just eating whatever is on his plate… metaphorically that is… from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl… to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked… to getting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vinegar… and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.

Bursting with the vivacious wit that is the trademark of Seamus O’Rourke’s masterful play-writing, this show will tear at your heart and cripple you with laughter. Both playwright and actor Seamus not only gives us one hell of a script, he also executes a perfect delivery with superb timing, bringing to life through sweat, spittle and purest passion every exquisitely crafted and painfully familiar character to influence the journey of our antihero Padraig Potts. This is the tale of a generation lost between the old world ruled by religion and the new world ruled by hearts. Our unsung hero quietly shapes the world whilst accepting all that comes his way. However this is a crossover time. Could there be hope for Padraig yet?

"He tackles his topics with intelligence, insight and an edgy humour." Irish Times

Catherine Bohart - Lemon

Catherine Bohart - Lemon

Sat 7 Mar 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Join the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report as she smashes stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. As seen and heard on Roast Battle, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and The Guilty Feminist Podcast.

Some adult content. Age 15+

"Destined for stardom." Evening Standard

"The laughs keep coming and, finally, so does a tear or two. Marvellous." ★★★★ The Times

"A beautifully-delivered hour." ★★★★ Skinny

"Packed full of laughs." ★★★★ Herald

Honk! the Musical - CANCELLED

Honk! the Musical - CANCELLED

St Mochta's National School, Clonsilla

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Mar 2020 Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been cancelled.

Thursday 12th March 2020, 1.25pm

Following The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar's statement this morning, in relation to mass gatherings of over 100 people being cancelled, it's with huge regret that Draiocht must now cancel the remaining shows of 'Honk' on 12th, 13th & 14th of March.
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 and appreciate your patience in this matter.

Rescheduled - An Evening of Dance 2020

Rescheduled - An Evening of Dance 2020

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Mar 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to 24-25 May (FROM 20-21 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.

Rescheduled - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Rescheduled - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Wed 25 Mar 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Wed 9th Sept (FROM 25 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.

Rescheduled - I AM BABA

Rescheduled - I AM BABA

Thu 26 - Sat 28 Mar 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to 26 & 28 April & 10 May (FROM 26-28 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.

Rescheduled - Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Rescheduled - Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Thu 26 Mar 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 11th Sept (FROM 26 MARCH). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.

Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers

Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers

Sat 28 Mar - Fri 29 May 2020

Even though we are closed to the public right now, we are continuing our Dance Classes with our Create Dance participants online ... Both Mark Rogers and Conor Donolan have been dancing up a storm with weekly lessons keeping all our children (and their parents!) moving at home! Conor has even made one of his videos available for EVERYONE to try ... just click the video icon or watch below!

Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming. Now in its 8th year, it's a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move. Two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops since 2013, with an overwhelmingly positive response.

We miss you guys and we'll see you soonest! 
Keep up the dancing at home ok?

Read more about Create Dance and email if you're interested in joining when re re-open.

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 1 Spring

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 1 Spring

Mon 30 Mar - Fri 3 Apr 2020

We are missing all our mini-artists and hope you are busy at home creating a variety of projects. Draíocht's Artists would love to see how you are getting on at home and want you to 'Show Us Your Art'!

Its easy to enter and we'll suggest different themes over the coming weeks, while also giving you some helpful tips & ideas on our Blog.

We've 3 age categories: Pre-School / Primary School / Secondary School.

Simply take a photo of your child's art work and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at by the Friday deadline each week.

Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy).
We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year.

Week 1 Theme: SPRING
Enter your art by email to:
Deadline Week 1: Friday 03 April 11am.

We'll pick 3 winners randomly each Friday (one per age category) and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt