What's On

Saturday 8 July, 2pm & 5pm, €10/€35 (Family 4)

Caterpillars, presented by Kallo Collective (Finland)

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Ireland Premiere

For ages 4+ |  Duration: 45 Mins

Caterpillars is a magical show featuring a swaying sea of bright giant flowers, flitting butterflies, jumping eggs and two enormous plump caterpillars. In direct contrast to the vibrant fantasy world, two lycra-clad puppeteers try their hardest to remain invisible and at service to their puppets. Unfortunately they aren’t very good and they are often caught out in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Caterpillars is an amusing and colourful show accessible to all.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm,

Designer Minds Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp

Does your child love experimenting and asking questions about the world around them?
Would you like your child to learn how to be creative with technology, rather than simply watching YouTube and playing video games?
Do you want to encourage your daughter to develop confidence and skills in the topics that will shape her future: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM)?

If so, then you need to register your child for the Designer Minds STEAM Summer camp, coming this July to glór!  For girls and boys, who love to design, build and experiment.

Each day, primary children, from age 7 to 13, explore new topics and get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Your kids will use a variety of equipment so that they never get bored:

  • computers
  • Lego
  • tablets
  • science materials
  • engineering toys
  • art supplies and more

Fully-qualified, garda-vetted teachers will ensure that your children are entertained and educated in a safe environment, surrounded by their like-minded peers!

"My daughter really enjoyed her week at camp.  She loves the creative side of the camp especially making t-shirts and little robots. She found the atmosphere very welcoming and inclusive. Most of all, she had fun."
Carmel, Fermoy

"My son loves Science and is so curious! Designer Minds enabled him to investigate, discover, explore and learn - through guided instruction in a happy, safe environment. He loved the many aspects covered in this course as well as the chances he got to learn from others, as well as imparting his own knowledge. I was delighted that this week long camp proved to be engaging, fun and packed with science, technology etc. I would definitely recommend this camp to others."
Aisling, Killarney

"My 12 year old has outgrown lots of regular camps so this was the result of a search for something different.  It worked, he loved it!"
Edel, Shannon

Early booking is advisable as places are strictly limited.  To find out more about our STEAM Summer camps, or to book, visit www.designerminds.ie/camps or call 087 631 0411.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Calling all budding performers!  Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2017. This much-loved programme gives participants a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

Participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland based on a familiar story. This week long programme starts with class on stage with the dancers, followed by workshops in creating the choreography in addition to making props and costumes.  The young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.

‘When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?’
2015 Summer School Participant

Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon session on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.

Monday 17 - Friday 21 July,

Learn Robotics

presented by Colmac Robotics

9.30am - 12.30pm│ 6 to 9 year olds │€85
1.30pm - 5.30pm  │ 9 to 12 year olds from │€100

Colmac Robotics returns to glor this summer. These Lego robotics summer camps are an ideal way to introduce children to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Children are encouraged to learn theses skills by designing robots to complete a variety of tasks during the week.

All details and booking at www.robotics.ie

Friday 21 July, Children's workshop 10am - 12pm, €10 (including materials)
Friday 21 July, Adult workshop 2pm - 4pm , €25 (including materials)

Thread Song - Textile Workshops for Children & Adults

Delivered by Textile Artist Frances Crowe

Workshops will be given by Frances Crowe, one of the makers in Thread Song, an exhibition by The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, running in glór’s gallery upstairs until 29 July.

Frances is a fibre artist based in Roscommon, whose inspiration comes from the landscapes and surroundings of her country studio.  She works in a variety of materials, paint, collage, mixed media - but her primary thought process is in fibres. She collects materials such as wool, rope, cotton, and twist and weave them together to form individual, original works of art. Having obtained degreed is both Art & Craft Design and Fine Art from NCAD, Frances went on to teach and subsequently set up her own studio in Roscommon. She has been awarded numerous grants and awards including first prize in the 2011 Royal Dublin Society National Crafts Competition. Frances has exhibited widely and her work has been commissioned by local authorities and private clients.

Children’s workshop (6+) 
Learn how to put on a warp and weave colour and texture. Design your own sample, table mat or functional object.
All materials provided. The children can take home their card loom and continue to weave or finish in the class, time permitting.

Adult tapestry weaving workshop
Using a tapestry weaving frame each learner will put on a warp, build the floor of the tapestry. Learn how to weave plain, diagonal, pattern and texture.
The frame can be taken home to continue working.

Monday 24 - Friday 28 July, 10am - 1pm, €75/€140 2 siblings

Imagine This! Drama Programme

For ages 6 to 9 years

Imagine This! Drama Programme is a week-long programme offering a variety of drama experiences in a fun and participative environment.  Facilitated by Majella Perry (BA Theatre, Utrecht), Imagine This! aims to nurture and encourage young people’s creativity and artistic expression.  Majella works collaboratively with children, to explore the magic of one’s imagination and to expand their creative potential through drama and theatre.

Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161.

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 July, 1-5pm, €75/2 siblings €140

The 12 Hour Play Project

For ages 10 – 13 years

The 12 Hour Play Project offers an opportunity to young people to write, cast, rehearse and perform in just 12 hours.  The process will be fun, participative and exciting as young people are facilitated to experience the full spectrum of roles in creating a theatre performance….in condensed form!

Facilitated by Majella Perry & Clare Townsend
Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161

Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July, 7.30pm, €15/€12 Conc.
Friday 28 July, Matinée 2.30pm, €10

High School Musical Jr

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Clare Youth Musical Society brings the fantastic production of High School Musical Jr. to glór’s stage for three performances only. Featuring songs such as Start of Something New, Getcha Head in the Game, and We're all in this Together! This energetic group are aged between 8-18 years old and return to glór following last year's production of Hairspray!

Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August, 10am - 3pm, €90/€160 for 2 Siblings/€220 for 3 Siblings/€280 for 4 siblings


Suitable for ages 4 – 12

Since 2007, Starcamp Summer camps have been offering children an absolutely outstanding week that will make a difference to their lives. Starcamp’s core ethos is building children's self-esteem & confidence and Starcamp’s summer camp children have appeared on numerous shows such as Elev8, Sattitude, The Den, Ireland AM, The Late Late Toy Show, have met with Jedward and Westlife, have sang with Hometown, Ryan Tubridy, Bosco, Zig and Zag and Dustin, and have released singles into the charts!

Book online at www.starcamp.ie

Saturday 19 August at the Fleadh Dome, 12pm, €8

The Speks (for ages 2+)

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

“The Speks...they're really great!” Derek Mooney, RTÉ Radio 1

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!

“If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs...then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk

Classes start on Saturday 9 September,

French For Fun For Kids and Teenagers - Autumn 2017 term

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

NEW this term - opportunity for Junior Cert students to practice listening/reading comprehension and review exam papers.

Classes start on Saturday 9 September.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

Wednesday 27 September, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc.

Bottom’s Dream - A magical Comedy of Rude Mechanicals and Scheming Fairies

presented by Footsbarn Theatre

For ages 5+  |  Duration 80 Minutes

The world-renowned Footsbarn revisits its internationally acclaimed production of MidSummer Night's Dream to create an evening of magic and comedy where the amateur troupe of rude mechanicals get embroiled in an argument  between  the King  and Queen of the Fairies. From the moment you step inside the theatre, you are in a parallel universe, a place where fantastical creatures lurk, and the removal of the intrigues of the court and the lovers, allows for a special emphasis on the world of the groundlings and of the supernatural.

Since its foundation, Footsbarn has produced over 60 plays and has performed around the globe, becoming Europe’s leading travelling theatre ensemble.

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.