What's On

Sunday 2 April, 7pm, €10/€5 Conc.

Ballet Shoes

presented bye Clare Youth Theatre

The story of three young orphans, their struggles and their vows.

Adapted by the talented cast of Clare Youth Theatre, from the classic book by Noel Streatfeild and directed by members of the Youth Theatre.

CYT specialises in ensemble playing and physical performances that reflect and engage with their communities and their aspirations. Artistic Directors of Clare Youth Theatre are Eleanor Feely and Clare Townsend.

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April, 7.30pm, €15/€12/€50 family of 4

Dance Fusion 2017- Evolution

presented by BreakThrough Dance Company

BreakThrough Dance Company present their annual dance show - 'Dance Fusion 2017- Evolution'.

Sit back and enjoy an evening of dance, drama and song suitable for the whole family to enjoy!

Saturday 8 April, 2pm - 4pm, free of charge

Youth Trad Singing Circle

presented by Clare Arts Office as part of their Traditional Singers in Residence programme

The aim of the circle is to provide a social outlet for young people in the county who have are interested in traditional singing. It gives them an opportunity to meet like-minded young people, to share songs and ideas in a fun environment.

The sessions will be led by Elle Marie O'Dwyer and John Flanagan.  Elle, from Cork, has just completed her MA in the Irish World Music Academy. John, originally from Corofin, is now based in Galway and has years of experience in traditional singing.  No experience is necessary and all are welcome to join in. 

The circle meets every second Saturday in glór, Ennis from 2pm – 4pm.  Further singing circles will take place in 2017 on dates to be announced.

Further details are available from 065 6899091 arts@clarelibrary.ie

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 27 May, 10am - 5pm, Free of charge

Embrace Exhibition

The annual Embrace exhibition highlights the artistic achievements of people with disabilities participating in the Embrace programme run by the Arts Office of Clare County Council.

Over 30 groups in 2017 are working with professional artists across numerous artforms which include film, painting, ceramics, textiles and sculpture. Be prepared to be amazed and astounded by the dazzling display on show in the gallery space, an explosion of colour and creativity.

Thursday 4 May, 8pm, €12.50/ €10 Conc/€40 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Vardens’ Ennis Guitar School Annual Concert

Vardens’ Ennis Guitar School is proud to present their annual concert, showcasing their students of all ages playing guitar, piano/keyboards and singing. In styles such as pop, rock, blues, and many more, this is sure to be an entertaining evening that you won’t want to miss.

Tuesday 9 May, 1pm, Free of Charge

Embrace Showcase

Over 30 groups in 2017 are working with professional artists across numerous artforms and this annual event enables those who are doing performance based work to tread the boards in glór.

Always a great show, the event features music, dancing, drama and possibly a surprise or two. A great way to spend a lunchtime

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm, €10

Music Generation Clare Showcase

An uplifting multi-genre musical outing featuring young participants of Music Generation Clare programmes and partnerships from across County Clare.

Music Generation Clare is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality.

Tuesday 16 May, 7pm, €12/€10 Child/ €35 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Shoot for the Stars

presented by Broadway Dance Recital

This show brings together our three dance schools from Doolin, Miltown Malbay & Kinvara, Co. Galway and will showcase all styles of dance, from jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre and contemporary.

Thursday 18 - Friday 19 May, 7.30pm, €12/€10 Conc.

The Little Mermaid

presented by The Dinan School of Ballet

This gorgeous production has something for all the family.

Beautifully produced and choreographed, it showcases the school’s multi-talented dancers and performers. With diverse musical and dance styles, creative choreography and
striking costumes, this charming show will bring you on a dramatic and enchanting journey.

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 May, 7.30pm, €14/€12 Conc.

Working with The Wiz

presented by Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts

The much-loved Wizard of Oz, which won the hearts of millions, both young and old, throughout the world, now comes to Ennis with the record-breaking, updated version of The Wiz.

The Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts is putting its magical touch to this all-time favourite and guarantees a great night’s entertainment for children of all ages. With many wonderful excerpts from other hit shows also featured, this is a great opportunity to bring the kids along to experience the magic of real live theatre.

Wednesday 24 May, 7.30pm, €13/€8 Child/€40 Family of 5/€36 Family 4

Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance

Sparks present a fun and entertaining night for all the family, young and old.

See performers from as young as 3 years all the way up to adult champions. Don't miss it!