Date: Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th of November 2023
Location: Birr, Clara, Edenderry & Tullamore County Offaly
About: Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival is back with an extravaganza of creativity, art making and fun experiences. Now, in its 16th year, Hullabaloo! Offaly’s dedicated arts festival for children under 12 runs from Wednesday 2nd of November to Saturday 5th of November in Birr, Clara Edenderry & Tullamore. Hullabaloo! is all about creativity with workshops and family performances to stimulate curiosity and originality bringing the best artist facilitators from all over Ireland. Children have fun and experience a miscellany of high-quality creative experiences. This year Hullaballo! Has a family programme that is full of humour, entertainment and creativity with family shows designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of interests and age-groups. The under 6’s can enjoy The Teddy, The Witch & The Pumkin with Barking Dog Theatre (0-6 years). Join Sammy Ragdoll and Eddy The Teddy on a magical Halloween adventure. Guido Fanzini’s Thunderous Entertainment Haberdashery is a crowd pleaser for all ages. Jaw-dropping antics for 40 mins of fantastic comedy and purer fun in his spoof danger, comedy circus show. Theatre fans can enjoy Adventures of a nightmare with Beluga Theatre. This fantastical adventure for ages 6 and over, is all about a sleepless boy called Roy and his toy owl through the land of dreams. For those that cannot resist the charm of an old-time puppet show, infused with the modern wit and fun of the fabulous Jay Ryan of RTE Junior Monsters & Things is a must see! A puppet show about Jocko and his friend Podi who are setting their sets on winning ‘The X Factor’ An interactive and high-energy show for all the family. The festival continues to bring quality arts experience to children in the County at a very affordable cost. Bookings can be made directly through the website Hullaballo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival (hullaballofestival.ie). Rumour has it that the tickets are selling out fast, so early booking is advised, to ensure you get your Hullaballo! Fill this Midterm break. Hullaballo! is coordinated by the Offaly County Council Arts Office & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, with Offaly’s Library Service and Clara Family Resource Centre. Supported by Offaly County Council and The Arts of Ireland.
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