Events

Cancelled - The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Cancelled - The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19



#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

#ShowUsYourArt - Week 11 MY BEST FRIENDS

Fri 5 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal, and one of the things we’re most excited about is seeing all of our best friends again! These past few weeks have really made us realise just how much our friendships mean to us, so we would love for our mini-artists to #ShowUsYourArt in homage to your best friends! School buddies, close cousins, online pals, and more! Let’s recognise all of those people who bring us happiness!

 

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at paula@draiocht.ie by the 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 so keep your work safe!

 

Week 11 Theme: MY BEST FRIENDS
Enter your art by email to: paula@draiocht.ie
Deadline: Friday 12th June 11am.
We'll pick 3 random winners 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!



Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Cancelled - The Toddler Takeover 2020

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

It's with huge disappointment that we've had to cancel one of our favourite annual events. Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover, which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists, will be rescheduled into 2021 and we will confirm the dates as soon as we can. 

For details of Early Years events programmed this Autumn/Winter for ages 0-4 years, please do sign up for our Family Events Ezine.



Cancelled - Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

Cancelled - Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19



Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

A Free Day of Creativity for Children & Young People

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

6 Draíocht Artists + 18 Videos + Illustrated Worksheets

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. In this, its 3rd year, everything is going to be presented online. Draíocht, with the support of Creative Fingal, is thrilled to be able to commission 6 artists to create 18 videos for young people of all ages, complete with downloadable illustrated Worksheets.

Launching on 13th June and continuing weekly, join us on our Facebook and YouTube Channels to enjoy free workshops with Andrew Carson, Anne Cradden, Conor Donelan, Genevieve Harden, Emily Matthews and Jo Quinn. Everything you will need for a fantastic day of creativity is available; from Mindfulness to Yoga & Dance, Architecture to Puppet Making; and Nature Trails to Creative Writing. Illustrator and artist Alan Nolan will create fun downloadable worksheets to complement the workshops.

Read more on our Blog

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Rebuilding Our Community with Andrew Carson

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All ages

While we’re all staying safe and staying at home, why don’t we imagine what it could be like to make our own built environment? What would our house look like? What about our shops? What would you like Draíocht to look like? Using simple shapes, let’s draw, paint, colour, decorate and cut out building blocks for the new community we want to see! How many can you make?

Artist Andrew Carson has created a number of downloads which you can access beforehand to print at home (available from 2 June).
Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Andrew Carson, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 0-4 years

Join artist Anne Cradden to make some wonderful puppet characters that we can move with our hands! Using things that you can find at home, such as cardboard rolls, old clothes, and socks, she will show you how to make simple sock puppets for toddlers and kitchen-roll puppets for older children. Kids can decorate their creation in any way they can think of, and then we will bring their characters to life in their own puppet theatre!  Wild animals, aliens from Mars, wizards and witches, unicorns, princes and princesses, fairies and dragons, superheroes, even your teacher, the postman or your baby sister…who is going to star in your story?

Would you like your finished work to join Draíocht’s #ShowUsYourArt Exhibition when we reopen? Email a photo of your finished artwork to paula@draiocht.ie with your name and age.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Anne Cradden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: All Ages

Genevieve will be showing you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. At this point Genevieve will use drawing skills to help you to imagine the character of the new creature.  What it eats, where it sleeps, what’s its name and what noise does it make. The creature's habitat will be made using more of the collected materials and finally you will join your creature by adding a small cut-out photo of yourself just to give the new creation some company.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Genevieve Harden, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

The Drama Challenge with Emily Matthews

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 13+

Emily Matthews, one of Draíocht’s Drama Facilitators, has developed an exciting programme for you. She is setting you a challenge! Are you up for it? Each week you will be given a task that will allow you to express yourself in your own creative way, while developing your drama and performance skills. Challenge Accepted!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Emily Matthews, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

A Mindful Journey with Jo Quinn

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 10+

Hey Monkey Mind! What’s the rush! Lets slow things down and notice what’s around us. Here are some easy videos to help calm the monkey mind and slow down on our thoughts, in the hope that we can calm our mind even just for a sec! Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. These videos will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts!

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Jo Quinn, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter. 

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Movement and Dance with Conor Donelan

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 with Draíocht’s Artists

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Age Range: 5-8 / 9-12

A series of three workshops in which we are going to have the craic almighty! Especially for young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, who love to dance and move.

After using elements of Yoga and Tai Chi to warm up, we’ll show each other our best dance moves of the day and then have a bit of a boogie, throwing shapes galore and getting moving to an absolute banger of a tune. These workshops are all about grounding, connecting in with our bodies through movement, and sharing our love for dance and expression.

This is the first in a series of 3 Online Workshops by Conor Donelan, created for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, presented by Draíocht & Creative Fingal.
All workshops will be posted to Draíocht’s Facebook and YouTube Channels, starting on Saturday 13th June 2020 and weekly thereafter.

Part 1: Say Hi to your body

Booking is not required for this event. You are welcome to make a donation in lieu of purchasing a ticket.

GET A REMINDER EMAIL & DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS



Rescheduled - Dirtbirds - No Filters

Rescheduled - Dirtbirds - No Filters

Sat 13 Jun 2020

NEW DATE - FRI 05 MAR 2021
PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 05 March 2021 (FROM 13 & 25 JUNE). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19



Cancelled - Military Wives (2019)

Cancelled - Military Wives (2019)

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19



Cancelled - Stagezone on Stage 2020

Cancelled - Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19



Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020
  • Friends Special Price Event

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2020

DYDC in collaboration with Draíocht & Fingal County Council

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc / Family of 4 €40

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, this unique and hugely popular festival offers audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young contemporary dance talent Ireland has to offer, along with Masterclasses, International Dance Residencies and performances. The festival will also feature international companies and artists including The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, new work by Irish Choreographer Liz Roche, emerging Irish artist Hannah Rogerson, American choreographer Toni Bravo with Diverse Space Youth Dance Theatre and Brazilian choreographer Anderson de Souza.

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Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School Online

Summer Projects 2020 - Summer Song School Online

With CreateSchool

Tue 30 Jun - Tue 28 Jul 2020 Online // FREE

Tuesdays - 11am-3pm
30 June / 7 July / 14 July / 21 July / 28 July 2020
Ages 13-17 Years / FREE / Pre-registering required


This year we are transferring the Summer Songschool experience online and keeping it real in the process. There will be loads of new activities and features as well as all of the essential elements of our long-running flagship songwriting, recording and performance workshop. 

There is a blended mix of live online sessions and pre-recorded tutorials combined with offline activities. Participants will be able to work on their own and group projects via dedicated safe digital spaces. The songs and music that they create can then be shared online in a dedicated showcase. 

Suitable for all levels and musical interests from 13-17 years. 
The ability to play an instrument is not a pre-requisite. 
The course can be accessed and completed using a smartphone, tablet or PC. 
Online sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays from June 30-July 28 from 11am-3pm with scheduled/timetabled sessions through the day. 

The course is free, but you must pre-register in advance with Draiocht's Box office. Please email boxoffice@draiocht.ie with 'Summer Song School Online' in the Subject field and we will send you a form for completion. Participants can join at any point during the course, so please feel free to get in touch at any point over the first 4 weeks. Places are free, but limited.