Bringing Free Theatre To Our Kids

Arclight Drama Studio’s Paul Cullen on the importance of exposing kids to magic of theatre…

We at Arclight Drama Studio are delighted to have developed two workshops for The Whale in association with Cruinniu Na nOg.

What is Cruinniu na nÓg?
It’s a day of free creativity for children and young people.
It’s a nationwide initiative where children of all ages get to try out something creative, and Ireland is the first and only country to have such a Day.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.

At Arclight Drama Studio, we are passionate about drama and theatre and its importance in enriching the lives of young people. Our weekly classes for 4-18yr olds are bursting with creativity.

We allow our students to explore all aspects of drama; improvisation, script reading, mime, movement, voice and performance all feature in our classes. This June, we plan to bring a session incorporating all those elements to The Whale Theatre.

Down In The Woods
An interactive theatre experience for 4-8 year olds.

The teddy bears are having a picnic, and everyone is invited.

Join Wally The Woodcutter and his friends, Robbie Rabbit and Fairy Frizzle, on their adventurous journey through the woods.

What happens to them along the way? Well, that’s up to you!

The audience will be invited to make suggestions that drive the story along and participate as characters in the show.

We want the audience to bring along their favourite teddy bear for the picnic and dressing up in fancy dress is greatly encouraged!

The Imaginarium
All you need to create theatre is a performance space and imagination.

Led by actors from Arclight Drama Studio, the Imaginarium is a creative space for 9-13 year olds to devise and perform new stories.

In 75 minutes, the participants will create, rehearse, and perform a brand new piece of theatre.

We will incorporate creative drama and performance for an on-site experience where the children get to be the stars of the show. Drama develops confidence, self-esteem, social skills and conversational ability.

It also teaches empathy, providing opportunities for children to experience the world from perspectives outside their own.

You can book your free tickets for Down In The Woods here and The Imaginarium here.

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