Spreacha International Arts Festival For Children

Spreacha at Draiocht Family Theatre in Blanchardstown is an annual theatre festival run over 8 days for  children ages between 0 – 12 years. Spreacha Festival takes place from 13 – 20 April and companies of  international acts from Germany, Australia, Denmark, Spain and Ireland will be all there in Draiocht.

All of the shows at the Spreacha Arts Festival for Children are perfect for school groups and families with events programmed in and out of school time so school groups and families can enjoy a range of magical performances together, from puppetry to storytelling and music to circus. With a top ticket price of just €5, you’d be mad to miss out on the ‘sparkling’ Spréacha Festival 2011!

The festival’s magic extends to schools with dance and puppet workshops galore. Puppets Play will give two local school groups the chance to make puppets of their own, to coincide with the arrival of award winning puppet shows. Spréacha ends with 2 Free Family Days, where artists will be on hand to assist children create their own simple hand puppets to impress family and friends.

Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Festival for Children is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.  

Spreacha Events At Draiocht 2014

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

They are new to 4th Class but that’s the only thing they have in common. Martin and Simon. Newcomers. One keen to fit in; the other doesn’t care. But they become best friends and swear an oath to stick together. They will never enter the dark side and join forces with the school bullies. But Martin does something bad. Something that destroys their friendship and leaves Simon stuck for the rest of his school days with the nickname Pondlife McGurk.
A coming of age tale about friendship, bullying and overcoming adversity

Venue:- Draíocht Studio, Draiocht Theatre

Classification :-  Children Theatre  /   9+

Dates / Show Times:-   Saturday 5 April

Admission: – Children €5, Adults €6

Duration: 50 minutes

Box Office:- Tel. 01 8852622


Spréacha on Tour: School shows will take place in your school.
31 MAR –  04 APR 2014
9 School Shows Available during the week.
Age 9+ / Dur: 50 mins / 2 teachers free per class
Booking through Leigh Hussey, Draiocht Admin Assistant, ph 01-8098026 / email: [email protected]
Tickets: €300 per school show for 120 students (so €2.50 per student)


Spreacha Booking Information

Book Online:- You can book online at www.draiocht.ie. A booking fee of €4.70 per transaction applies for online booking.


  • Tel.  01 8852622 Booking by phone or in person incurs no booking fee.
  • Booking opens for Dublin 15 Schools: Monday 22 March, 10.00.
  • General Booking Opens: Friday 26 March, 10.00
  • All tickets just €5.

Group Bookings At Draiocht Family Theatre

Buy 10 tickets and get your 10th ticket free (so only pay for 9 tickets). This offer applies to tickets purchased at the full price or concession price only and is not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Group/School bookings of 10 or more can be held on reservation for up to 7 days.
Within this time full payment or a 25% deposit must be received otherwise the tickets will be released and re-sold.
The number of tickets on reservation can be changed up to 7 days proir to the performance, subject to availability.
Any balance due must be settled 7 days prior to the performance. 

Draiocht A Centre For The Arts

Since 2001 Draiocht has reached right to the heart of the people it serves in Blanchardstown Dublin 15 and its environs to provide stimulating and accessible arts programming. Over 500,000 people have attended theatre events including professional national and international work, local community drama, and children’s theatre and pantomime. In addition, thousands more have attended our two exhibition galleries, used our conference facilities.

In Draiocht they aspire to reaching as wide an audience as possible and their commitment to access for all to the facilities and activities of the Centre forms the backbone of all their endeavours. By presenting an exciting line-up they hope to offer you, there audience, a programme which will be entertaining and exciting as well as at times challenging and provocative.