Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off on Monday 15 October for seven days. This year’s programme is bursting with 51 events all designed especially for children and families. Whether you’re looking for theatre, dance, music, puppetry, exhibitions, films or storytelling, Baboró has it covered. Check out the full programme here

There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together as part of the festival’s innovative Creative Connections strand

With an action-packed seven days to choose from, Baboró is not just for the weekend. Why not arrange an after-school trip to a show and then come back for more at the weekend! Here’s what’s on offer during the week

The weekend of October 19 – 21 is packed with shows, exhibitions and more to enjoy. Check out the full listing here


Can’t decide what to go to? Here are some top tips for all the family to enjoy.

THE YOUNG KING (Ages 8+ ) Click Here for more

The Young King (ages 8+ ) tells the story of a boy raised by goatherds in a beautiful piece of immersive theatre with the tender language of Oscar Wilde

HALF LIGHT (Ages 8+ ) Click Here for more

A tender tale about finding light in dark times combining storytelling, comedy and live music.

TETRIS (Ages 5-12 ) Click Here for more

A fun, interactive performance, based on the game Tetris, exploring the way we interact with each other

NOSFERATU (Ages 8+ ) Click Here for more

This is Dracula but not quite as you know it! A gripping story with dramatic and colourful lighting.

FREE EVENTS Click Here for more

There are also free events including storytelling, interactive drawing events and exhibitions.

FILMS Click Here for more

This year’s film programme includes the Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner (Pálás on Monday October 15 at 4pm ) and The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Pálás on Sunday October 21 at 12noon )

There are wonderful workshops for children including a Toy Repairs workshop in Just Art It for those much-loved toys, which need some TLC and a second chance.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets can be booked online at or at the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569 777. Tickets for public shows are €9 or €30 for a family of four. Baboró International Arts Festival for Children runs in venues throughout Galway from October 15 – 21.


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