2021 was a busy year of touring with I Am Baba touring all over Ireland for 9 weeks in co-production with The Civic and in partnership with the national network of CYPSC (Children & Young People’s Services Committees), with Groove, Shimmer and My Smile Has Fallen Down touring nationally to theatres, arts centres, schools, libraries and community centres in collaboration with The Network For Extraordinary Audiences, all in co-production with The Civic and funded by Arts Council of Ireland.
In total, 2021 saw more than 25 weeks of live touring and upwards of 300 shows to thousands of babies, early years and children/young people with complex needs and their adults.
Thanks to Arts Grant Funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, 2022 is another packed programme for our extraordinary audiences with three brand new shows – babyGROOVE for our tiniest audience members in March/April, Still Here for audiences aged 3-6 years in May/June and Sweet Dreams Are Made of This for children with profound needs in September/October. All three shows will tour to venues, schools and community settings in co-production with The Civic and in collaboration with The Network For Extraordinary Audiences with Belltable/Lime Tree in Limerick coming on board as the 8th venue for 2022.
Next up – Still Here
A wordless physical theatre adventure for ages 3-6 years
27 May North Clondalkin Library
30 & 31 May Draiocht, Blanchardstown
2 June Esker Educate Together
3 & 4 June The Civic, Tallaght
8 & 9 June Roscommon Arts Centre
10 & 11 June An Grianan, Letterkenny
13 & 14 June Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
15 & 16 June Belltable, Limerick
17 & 18 June Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
and after that…..
a unique informal concert for babies aged 0-12 months, led by Eamon Sweeney
20 – 25 June various venues in County Wicklow
28 June – 1 July The Civic, Tallaght
5 – 9 July Draiocht, Blanchardstown
12 – 16 July Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray