Events

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Cancelled - The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Thu 3 Sep 2020 8PM 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



Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Cancelled - Red Hurley - The Music of My Life

Sat 5 Sep 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



SOLD OUT - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
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SOLD OUT - 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

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.

"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.
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



Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 12 Sep 2020 4PM Main Auditorium // €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 and comfy beanbags.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.​

REMIND ME ABOUT SENSORY FRIENDLY EVENTS

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

COVID GALLERY OPENING HOURS

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.

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We are delighted to feature the work of the artists in the Attached PDF.

Image: Aoife Scott, Milking it



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CANCELLED - Birdboy by United Fall/Emma Martin

CANCELLED - 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

COVID19 UPDATE ... We are really sad to inform customers that this weekend’s Dublin Fringe Festival performances of 'Birdboy' by United Fall/ Emma Martin in Draíocht have been cancelled as a result of new government restrictions on indoor gatherings introduced on 18 September. We’re thankful for your support and enthusiasm for returning to live performance, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, safe and soon.

Full refunds are available on tickets bought for cancelled performances.

If you made your reservation through Dublin Fringe Festival, refunds can be processed be contacting boxoffice@fringefest.com. The last day to do so will be Friday 25 September. If you can do so, we ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket to Dublin Fringe Festival to support our continued efforts at delivering our festival, this year and in the future.

If you made your booking through Draíocht, and you paid by card or voucher, you will be automatically refunded, and will receive a receipt by email. Please note it is currently taking up to 12 business days for refunds to appear in accounts. If you paid by cash or chip and pin, we will be in touch over the coming days. In these difficult times, we ask that you consider donating the price of your ticket. If you would like to do this, please let us know by email to boxoffice@draiocht.ie or by phone on 01-8852622.



Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 19 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020



Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 1 of this fun and interactive Rock Art workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!



  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 1 video
Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Draiocht Artists Zoom into your Classrooms

Mon 21 Sep - Fri 27 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €10 Per Session Per Class // 40 mins

This programme aims to allow your pupils to hear from interesting artists who work in a range of art forms in Ireland today. The artist will zoom right into your whiteboard to virtually meet and talk with pupils and teachers in your own classroom. You can choose a session from our range of specially selected artists. Each session will include a short demonstration, task or showing of work depending on the particular artist, where pupils can hear all about who the artist is and what they do, followed by a question and answers session.

Choose from:  

ALL ABOUT ACTING WITH EMILY MATTHEWS: Actor and Theatre Producer
Hear all about the wonders of acting, making a movie, and being on stage. How did Emily decide to be an actor - how can you become one too?

MAKING MUSIC WITH KEVIN BOUSHAL: (Available in Irish)
What's it like to be a musician? What instruments can Kevin play? Has he ever been in a band? What's it like to be on stage? Do you really need to practice every day?

DRAWING, MAKING, CREATING WITH ANDREW CARSON: 
Andrew is a contemporary visual artist working with many materials and new technologies to create lots of different kinds of visual art works. What is a visual artist? What is it like to be an artist? What is his work about?

LIGHTS, SOUND, SPACE, ALL ABOUT TECHINCAL THEATRE WITH LAURA MURPHY:
Ask one of Draíocht’s very own technicians, Laura, questions about the magic of the lights, the booming sounds, amazing sets and more!

 

WORKSHOP NOTES
Sessions can take place from Mon 21 Sept - Fri 27 Nov 2020 on a date and time of your choosing.
Book through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-885 2622 / boxoffice@draiocht.ie / Temp Covid19 Box Office: 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to primary schools within the Dublin 15 area.
Cost is €10 per class, per session. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability and programme funding.
For further details please contact Paula on 01-809 8029 or email paula@draiocht.ie

Notes on Participation in Virtual Live Engagements:
Teachers will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to participate with their class in this session. A Zoom meeting for this session will be sent to the school before the scheduled time of the session.

Important: A teacher in the classroom must actively engage in the session with their pupils and be present in the room throughout the session.
- Computer or white board is needed for the session, placed at pupils' eye level.
- The session will be delivered using a private Zoom session from the Zoom video call software. The session can only be accessed by those who have booked into the workshop, the artist and Draíocht staff.  For the safety and security of all participants, the workshop will be recorded. This recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.
- The sessions are intended for one class group at a time.



Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Enjoy this gorgeous poem by artist Emily Matthews, created especially for our Draíocht Rocks Project. It sums up perfectly how much we miss having all our young people into our spaces. Videoed in Draíocht’s Studio, a place usually full of audience members of all ages for a variety of events, we can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can! 
 


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‘A Little Bit of Magic’ by Emily Matthews

Here in my hand is more than just a rock or a stone.      
It’s a little bit of magic, for our community to own.
We miss you in the theatre and know you miss it too.
The Draíocht is not the same without you, so let's see what we can do.

We have this nice idea, we'd like to share with you.
Find a stone and dress it up, with chalk and sparkles and magic dust.
You have what it takes, you know what to do,
the ideas are waiting inside of you!

Put your wonderful creations on display
somewhere you will find them as you go about your day.
Leave one in your chest of drawers or on your bedside stand,
or leave one in your coat pocket, so that it's close to hand.

And every time you see a stone, this is what you do
think of something in your life that means a lot to you.
Make each thought different … that's the most important part
and let that thankful feeling stay and warm your heart.

And soon before you know it, some magic will take place
and every day, you'll find you have a smile upon your face.
And in the meantime, we will work hard to get you in our space.
And soon we can see in person those smiles upon your face.

Draíocht means magic … that is true,
but part of that magic will always be you!

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  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 2 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

We hope you are enjoying Draíocht Rocks! Now is a perfect time to share your decorated rocks (after Gen’s Online Tutorial), for all to enjoy … because we’re going on a Rock Hunt with Emily! Emily has been strolling around Blanchardstown’s Millennium Park and hiding secret Draíocht Rocks! 
 

Follow the Guide, starting behind Draíocht, to see if you can find the rocks in real life in the park, and then add your own decorated Draíocht Rocks to the collection for others to enjoy!


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We’ll be checking the locations and featuring the Rocks on our social media, so keep an eye out for yours to pop up!



  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 3 video
Rescheduled: Judy (2019)

Rescheduled: Judy (2019)

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

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 04 November.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE



Rescheduled: Date Night, Second Base

Rescheduled: Date Night, Second Base

Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 14 November.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE



Cancelled: The Sand Park
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Cancelled: The Sand Park

Seamus O’Rourke / Big Guerilla Productions

Sat 26 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. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE



Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

These activities are suitable for children aged 5-10 years, though older and younger siblings are welcome to give it a try too.
Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!


  • Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4 video