Born Optimistic presents They Daydreamers Choir, 6pm | Dublin Unitarian Church
On what would have been Mic Christopher’s 49th birthday a group of 6 – 12 year olds from Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow will take to the stage in the Dublin Unitarian Church. This enthusiastic and uplifiting group of kids have learnt the entire Skylarkin’ album and their performance is one not to be missed!
Brown Bag Films 5pm–9pm | Unit 20, Block C, Smithfield Market, D7
Twice Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films, one of the world’s leading animation studios, will be hosting some family-friendly workshops and activities in their Dublin space led by their very own Emmy Award winning Episodic Director Marten Jonmark. Learn about the storyboarding process and join in on some epic doodling fun! Suitable for Children aged 5-12. Booking required, please see website for details.
Taking Flight: Education & Performance Ltd. 4.30pm–10pm | Address Unit 4, Cross Guns Business Park, Phibsborough, D7
Taking Flight provides quality circus arts education to learners of all ages and abilities. Parents, grandparents, and children alike are invited to take part in family circus workshops in aerial movement, acrobatics, and other circus disciplines from 5pm–7pm, followed by circus arts performances at 7.30pm and 9pm. Proceeds in aid of the Gaza Women’s Circus Project.
Gaiety School of Acting 6pm–11pm | Essex St West, D8
Sample some of the eclectic theatrical treats the school has on offer throughout the year! Kids can choose between Musical Theatre or Acting for ages 4-11 and Acting for Camera for ages 12-18. Adult can try out Stage Combat or Introduction to Acting, and the whole family can take in the on-street DRAMATHON taking place throughout the night.
Children’s Books Ireland @ Hodges Figgis 5pm – 8pm | 56-58 Dawson St, Dublin 2
All families are welcome to join illustrators Lydia Monks (What the Ladybird Saw) and Peter Brown (The Wild Robot) to celebrate creativity at Hodges Figgis! Lydia and Peter will be creating art at the bookshop, while the CBI Book Doctors prescribe the perfect books for young readers.
DLR Mill Theatre Dundrum 5pm–10pm | Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd, Leinster 16
The theatre will open its doors again this year for a wide range of events for the whole family to enjoy, taking place throughout the venue. Enjoy live music in the Bar, view the Print Exhibition in the Gallery, and for younger audiences, a Roald Dahl Drama Workshop in the Studio.
Baby Culture Night With Branar 5pm- 10pm | Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street & The Model Niland, The Mall
A breakthrough space encouraging child-directed free play, enabling children and their families to have hours of fun as they imagine, invent, build and play. Facilitated through the Irish and English Language across two Sligo venues.
Bilingular Tour and Explore! 4pm | Carlow County Museum
Carlow County Museum will have a free family-friendly, interactive, bilingual tour of Ireland’s newest local authority museum featuring a temporary exhibition on St. Willibrord – the patron saint of Luxembourg. Families can complete a quiz as they visit the galleries, identify mystery objects and handle some artefacts – as well as get ideas for hundreds more questions to ask parents and grandparents
Drumming Workshop 5.30pm – 6.30pm & 8.15pm – 9pm | The Plaza, Main Street, Cashel
Grab a drum and find your inner rhythm with Jabba Jabba Jembe drumming group. A great family activity, open to all, kids, parents, grandparents alike! Experience the excitement, energy and satisfaction of making music in-the-moment together at these energy packed interactive workshops.
Thanks to Culture Night for the tips!