Droichead Arts Centre, Leanbh Children’s Festival

This October, Leanbh Children’s Festival returns, an arts festival for children and families in Drogheda and the North East Region. For 2020, Droichead are committed to producing this festival, scaled down from previous years, and adhering to all Government directives regarding Covid 19.


Taking place over four Saturdays during October, this year’s Leanbh will feature film, storytelling, stories on radio, podcasts on stage, theatre, science and magic. We guarantee fun, creativity, inspiration, imagination and of course, lots of laughter. The festival is made possible with sponsorship from Flogas, and support from Creative Ireland and the Arts Council.

SELKIE
Sat 3 Oct | 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm | Free
A short film, written and narrated by Grainne Rafferty, filmed and edited by Ewan McNulty, produced by Droichead Arts Centre, with funding from Creative Ireland.
STORYTELLING WITH GRAINNE RAFFERTY
Sat 10 Oct | 11am & 1pm | €4
Storyteller Grainne Rafferty brings her tales of wonder and enchantment, mystery and mayhem to the stage of Droichead Arts Centre.

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SCIENCE CIRCUS SHOW WITH DR DEA BIRKETT RINGMASTER

Sat 17 Oct | 3pm | €8
Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks.

SOLD OUT

THE HAPPY PRINCE and THE SELFISH GIANT by Oscar Wilde

Sat 24 Oct | 2pm & 5pm | €8
Two of Oscar Wilde’s best loved children’s stories The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant are presented on stage nin a magical adaptation with puppets and live music.

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B.U.D.S.

26 Oct & 27 Oct | 2pm & 5pm | €8
Originally created as a radio play to be broadcast during the lockdown, Tailtiu Theatre are excited to return to the Droichead Arts Centre for this year’s Leanbh festival with a live recording of their audio drama B.U.D.S. With Cathal Thornton, Barry Morgan & Grainne Rafferty

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HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

31 Oct & 1 Nov | 1pm & 4pm | €8
Join us this October for a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween party.There’ll be ghosts and wizards, magic and lots of Halloween fun at this frightful event, so make sure to wear your costume!
LEANBH 3 Oct – 1 Nov 2020
WWW.DROICHEAD.COM | 041 9833946
All shows must be booked in advance, (SELKIE included) there is limited capacity of only 40 seats available. Tickets are sold in pods of 2, 3, and 4, with every second row empty, and adhering to social distancing of 2m. For more details on our Covid protocols click HERE

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