Quintessence Theatre in association with Droichead Arts Centre, An Táin Arts Centre and Drogheda Arts Festival, proudly presents the world premiere of Behind Locked Doors.

Based on true stories from lockdown 2020, two neighbours find themselves unable to leave their homes in Drogheda due to national Covid restrictions. One just wants to feel safe in her own home. The other just wants to see his children. 

Each performance will be followed by a post show discussion with the director, cast, and a representative from Women’s Aid and Treoir.  

Audience reactions from their DAF 2021 digital mini-series describe their work as, “Powerful … Words Fail Me”, “Unmissable”, “Compelling”, “Heart Shatteringly Brilliant” and “Moving”

The show takes place in Droichead Arts Centre, opening night Thursday 28th April 8pm, Friday 29th April 12noon and 8pm. Book your tickets now.

We’re all ready for a big day out, aren’t you? Come join the DAF Big Day Out on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd in Dominics Park, a day of free music, performances, activities and more. 

We are delighted to announce the Irish premiere of Autin Dance Theatre. They travel to Ireland with Eko, a 4 metre high giant from the sea, along with his friends, to tell the story of Out Of The Deep Blue, exploring Dominic’s Park, come meet them! Pre-recorded audio notes, audio descriptions, social story and a touch tour are available, for more information please contact hello@droghedaartsfestival.ie

Tumble Circus are literally rolling into town on their bikes for their circus show Cycle Circus! With acrobatics, juggling, hula hoops, slapstick, bottle walking, solo and group numbers—this show is all human and all skill! Don’t miss their crazy antics.

Bombinate Theatre brings their gorgeous and funny show Goodnight Egg to Drogheda audiences, made especially for children and families. Sometimes it can be hard to sleep. Our minds wander and we can’t keep our eyes shut. But tonight, things will be different. Cross your fingers (and toes)! Come discover what adventures egg gets up to!

Come explore Bricí Spraoi! An imagination playground especially designed for children. With lots of big blue blocks, in various shapes and sizes – squares, channels, chutes, balls, connectors and more, children can build, explore and create whatever their imagination likes!

We have much more to announce, make sure to sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media. Bring your blankets, picnics and enjoy DAF Big Day Out!

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