I Am Baba is a show about identity, agency and personhood.  For babies.

Created in 2017 as the International Early Childhood Arts Commission from the 4 Dublin Local Authorities through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme, I AM BABA has toured all over Ireland, having played over 500 shows.

Touring has been in partnership with diverse partners including the Katharine Howard Foundation and the national network of CYPSC (Children & Young People’s Services Committees).

In June 2022, I AM BABA was invited to the WeeFestival in Toronto.

In autumn 2023, I AM BABA will tour for fourteen weeks to more than 1000 babies, visiting 20 counties in Ireland in partnership with venues across the country and with the national network of CYPSC.  In addition we’ll be playing 3 hospital venues in partnership with Children’s Health Ireland.

In addition to the performances for the CYPSC (details here) and CHI service users, we have some public dates in theatres and arts centres across the country.

2, 3 & 9 September                           The Gate, Dublin

5 September                                       Glór, Ennis

6 September                                       Watergate, Kilkenny

7 September                                       Wexford Arts Centre

12 September                                     Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

2 October                                            Séamus Ennis Centre, Naul

5 October                                            An Tain, Dundalk

6 October                                            Droichead, Drogheda

28 October                                          Siasme Tíre, Tralee

31 October                                          Axis, Ballymun

1 November                                        Riverbank Arts Centre

2 & 3 November                                 The Civic, Tallaght (off-site presentations)

4 November                                        Linenhall, Mayo

12 November                                      Black Box, Galway

17 November                                      West Cork Arts Centre

Its a Magical Journey – I AM BABA Implementation Evaluation

it was such an amazing and emotional experience - all I could think is how lucky is my baby to go to sleep and dream about this experience... Parent

it was an extremely beautiful event to witness, with babies fully engaged and mesmerised throughout Public Health Nurse

Babababa-eautiful: a theatrical experience for babies in Dublin The Irish Times

2022 Canada tour generously supported by