Leanbh @ Christmas in association with Flogas

  • 31st Dec
  • 10:00
  • No Venue
Family Events
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

Our Leanbh Children's Festival was not able to take place in October this year, but we have been busy here behind the scenes, so that we can still bring children and families all the magic of Leanbh this christmas online. Leanbh @ Christmas is a mini magical celebration for children and families in Drogheda and the North East Region made possible with sponsorship from Flogas.

B.U.D.S. (An intergalactic audio adventure with Tailtiu Theatre, Droichead’s Company in residence).  FREE | 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 B.U.D.S. Join the Bio Utility Diversity Squad as they venture to far off planets to explore, discover, and foster peaceful relations with other worlds. B.U.D.S. will be released by Droichead Arts Centre on our new podcast feed #DroicheadConnects in weekly segments, beginning on Fri 4 Dec.   


Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Wilde Garden Adventure present
THE SELFISH GIANT by Oscar Wilde | Sat 12 Dec| Online Family Performance | FREE
The Selfish Giant, is Wilde’s delightful exploration of selfishness, love and redemption. Michael James Ford co-stars with well-known actress Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, along with three enchanting puppet children, created by Martin ‘Gepetto’ Cahill. Live music by Philip Dodd/Denice Doyle

“As leaps of the imagination go, this one is effortlessly propelled” Sunday Times
Suitable for children aged 6+

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Wed 16 | Online Family Performance |€10 

A Christmas Carol is Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs’ playful, physical storytelling, stage adaptation of Charles Dickens much loved novella.

Devised straight from Dickens classic text, the two award-winning actors- dressed in snazzy suits- play all the characters at break-neck speed using an array of colorful hats, scarves and an Ikea coat-rack!

The famous cautionary tale tells the story miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by ghosts who take him on a journey through his past, present and future one fateful Christmas Eve.

This production is funny, slightly scary, utterly heart-warming and features a surprise special guest appearing as Tiny Tim...

Recommended age: 7+ | Available to watch online through vimeo on the 16 Dec. Tickets can be purchased from Mon 7 Dec online at droichead.com or at our our box office Tues - Sat 041 9833946.  


THE BALLAD OF BETSY McGrÁ | From the 17 Dec - 31 Dec. | €5 

Prepare for a christmas adventure with Tailtiu Theatre and Droichead Arts Centre, and discover the lost song of Drogheda with Betsy McGrá!  Betsy was just a young girl, looking out her window on Christmas Eve, when something startling happened! A strange black snowflake fell from the sky! Now Betsy has an adventure to go on, and she has invited all of us to come with her! So wrap up warm, and get ready for adventure!

The Ballad of Betsy McGrá is a walking tour of Drogheda. When you buy your ticket, you’ll receive a map and a sound file. Simply plug in some headphones, and let Betsy guide you through a wondrous wintery adventure! Betsy will direct your journey through the town, with the map being an additional aid.

Tickets available online from the 17 Dec.