Events

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Thu 3 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium

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Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Sat 5 Sep 2020

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Wed 9 Sep 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers, in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbour and children’s television host.

CERT: PG  Language: English    Dur: 108 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding." Rotten Tomatoes

"With clear-eyed rigour, Heller, Hanks and Rhys put aside cheap sentiment and earn this film's authentic heartfelt emotion." Bbc.com

Cancelled - Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Cancelled - Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Directions Out Theatre Company

Fri 11 Sep 2020 8PM // €18 / €16 conc // Dur: 75 mins

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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Cancelled - Tony Cantwell - Pure GRÁ

Cancelled - Tony Cantwell - Pure GRÁ

Sat 12 Sep 2020 Main Auditorium

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



MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 16 Jan 2021 Ground & First Floor Galleries

New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

Ground Floor Gallery
&
Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal

First Floor Gallery

MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.

It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

MAKing Art PRINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for children and young people facilitated by participating artists and Draíocht’s Artist team.

Image: Aoife Scott, Milking it



Draíocht’s Galleries are open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

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Birdboy by United Fall/Emma Martin

Birdboy by United Fall/Emma Martin

Co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Draíocht Blanchardstown

Fri 18 - Sun 20 Sep 2020 Main Auditorium // €8 / Age 8+ / Dur: 40 mins

Fri 18 Sep / Invited Audience
Sat 19 Sep / 12 noon & 5pm
Sun 20 Sep / 2pm


Once there was a boy who wished he was a bird. He wished he could just fly away and be free of all his worries. This is a trip inside his head. In his whirring mind, thoughts, worries, fantasies all compete for space in a world where fitting in is hard to do.  
Full of fun and sorrow, this kaleidoscopic show, performed by dancer Kévin Coquelard, celebrates the power of imagination and offers a vision of hope and connection.  

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Supported by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and ArtLinks.  

Warnings - Please note: contains the use of smoke machines, flashing lights, loud noises.  
Photo: Luca Truffarelli 

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Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 19 Sep 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 113 mins

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why ... Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size, comfy beanbags and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

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Judy (2019)
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Judy (2019)

Wed 23 Sep 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

1968: Having fallen on hard times, and desperate to re-establish herself, Judy Garland (an Oscar-winning Renée Zellweger) accepts a residency in London to perform a five-week, sold-out series of concerts. Separated from her children, who are back in Los Angeles where her ex-husband is fighting her for custody, and heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, she reflects on her life, specifically her childhood, irreparably damaged by studio chief Louis B Mayer. Yet every night she still manages to dust herself off, welcome her fans and become “Judy Garland”, the star they all know and love.

CERT: 12A   Language: English   Dur: 118 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good … the film captivates; it grabs you by the heart and demands adoration." ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

"It’s a wonderful performance, as rich and alluring as a length of golden brocade, but one with appropriately ragged edges." Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine

Date Night, Second Base
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Date Night, Second Base

Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey

Fri 25 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

An intimate evening of song and stories with Niamh Kavanagh - with just Niamh and an acoustic guitar for company. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh’s inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist/husband Paul Megahey.  An evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure.
Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

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The Sand Park
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The Sand Park

Seamus O’Rourke / Big Guerilla Productions

Sat 26 Sep 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

James Antony Lowry, a man in his mid fifties, cherishes the family hub and the fun and mayhem of his rural existence. He knows what it’s like to lose, but his loved ones are never lost, as long as he has the Sand Park. There is much to ponder, much to enjoy and a good reason to laugh out loud, in this play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable. It’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together… and then a strange thing happens …

Seamus O’Rourke has become widely known for his simple storytelling – capturing rural Irish life in a way that both amuses and affects in equal measure. His writing takes a rare approach – his acting oozes with an energy and passion that comes from his love of the of the land and his art. Recently nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actor in Mark Doherty’s play ‘TRAD’, O’Rourke goes back to his first one-man-show – The Sand Park.
Dur: 50 mins (no interval)

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