What's On

Tuesday 24 October, 7pm, €10 Adults/€8 Child/€30 Family 4

Alice in Wonderland

presented by Blue Raincoat Theatre

Suitable for Ages 7+
Duration 70 mins

The classic literary tale enthrals and engages children and adults alike as they follow Alice down a rabbit hole and into a world full of fantastical people, and strange and unpredictable events.  Originally adapted for the stage by Jocelyn Clarke, this acclaimed production was restaged by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company last year as part of the company’s 25 year celebrations.

Fast-paced and physical, this retelling of Alice in Wonderland is not to be missed.

Saturday 28 October, 12pm & 2pm, €8 Adults/€6 Children/Family of 4 €25

Strange Feathers

presented by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre and the Bird and Bat (Iceland)

Suitable for 18 months - 7 years, children with special needs and their parents/guardians.
Duration 60 mins

Join two birds hatching into the world, on a journey of discovery, as they hear the sounds of nature, see colours for the first time and learn how to fly. Mixing exciting aerial circus, dance, live music, soft colourful lighting, and soothing sensory sounds, these friendly birds and their feathers will enthrall the whole family! Strange Feathers is an engaging and humorous interactive, non-verbal show, specifically designed and created for young children.

Thursday 9 November, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc.

Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth.

How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger?  What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful?

Filming and presenting the 'Secret Life of the Shannon', 'Wild Ireland' and 'Living the Wildlife' has lead to adventures in every corner of Ireland.   Hear about Colin's most special wildlife encounters close to home and learn how to witness them for yourself in what promises to be a spell binding evening.

Saturday 9 December, Face Painting 4 – 5.15pm / Film at 5.30pm, €8 for adults/€6 for children

Frozen Sing Along

With Face-Painting, Fancy Dress and Special Guest Appearances

Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | 2013 | 107 mins | Cert: G

Join us this December for a fun filled sing-along with everyone’s favourite princesses.

Walt Disney presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everestlike conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Frozen Fancy Dress for the little ones is encouraged, and we look forward to seeing lots of Annas, Elsas, Kristoffs and even Olafs turning up!

Limited capacity for face painting so come early!

Wednesday 13 December, 7pm, €12/€10 Conc.

DanceMasters Showcase 2017

DanceMasters School of Dance - now in its 27th year of operation in Co. Clare - showcases its annual end of year performance. Children from classes across the county will enjoy performing in the professional setting of glór.

Children from ages 4 - 13 will perform in a special one night, energetic, varied and fun performance for friends and family.
 

Friday 15 December, 7.30pm, €22/€20 conc./€13.50 children under 18/€60 family of 4

Romeo & Juliet

presented by Ballet Ireland

Based on Shakespeare's tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies.  In order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything.

In Ballet Ireland's production, Shakespeare's tragic tale is transported from the streets of medieval Verona into the classrooms of a modern-day high school. It becomes a play within a play.

The Chaplain at a school divided by gangs and violence brings a fight to a close. He together with their form teacher attempts to show the futility of such behaviour by introducing the pupils to the play of Romeo & Juliet, with the feuding Montague and Capulet families. Each is assigned a character and the action ensues.

The result is a ballet with a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy.

“…Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now, making relevant what is often seen as an elitist art form while still honouring its roots.” “Runacre-Temple gets it” 
THE IRISH TIMES


Romeo & Juliet promises to delight and will always appeal to a wide-ranging audience regardless of age or background. However, our recommended age for this performance is for children aged 8 and above.

Friday 22* - Saturday 23 December & Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 Family of 4

Cinderella

presented by Pantaloons

Pantaloons are back this year for their 15th production "Cinderella"

Take a beautiful girl, two nasty, bullying ugly sisters, a quirky fairy godmother, the love of a handsome prince and a single glass slipper and you have the recipe for a great night of panto!

A beautiful young girl covered in cinder dreams of finding happiness and her one true love. Her evil stepmother, however, has other plans and hides her away in the kitchen, doing all the work. Then, one enchanted night, fate intervenes courtesy of a few trusted friends and a little hint of magic. Is Cinderella destined to live in the shadow of her horrible stepsisters Tia and Maria or will she find her prince charming and change her life forever?

Pantaloons are joined once again by the wonderful dancers from Sparks Hip Hop dance school.

Expect lots of hisses and boos, laughter, singing and dancing!

*On Friday 22nd December we present a relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty, which is aimed at people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including (but not limited to) people on the autism spectrum, people with sensory and communication impairments, and people with intellectual disabilities.

The audience is welcome to move around and make noise during the show. The performance will be slightly adapted to make a more comfortable environment; the lights in the theatre remain on low throughout the show, loud noises are softened and you’ll be free to leave and re-enter at any point if you need to.