Primary Schools Programme


Mill Productions

Robin Hood

Mill Productions are back with a bang with this year’s 1 Hour Pantomime Robin Hood – what better way to get your class in the Christmas Spirit!  You will receive an Activity Pack with your booking for your students to work on in class and we also offer an accompanying programme of workshops.

  • Date: Weekdays 4th – 20th Dec 2018 – 10am & 11.30am
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Ticket Price: €10 per child (1 Teacher per 10 students goes free)
  • Age Group: 4 years +

Book your tickets now!

Download our free Robin Hood Activity Pack to enjoy and learn this holiday season.

Dlr Mill Theatre – STEAM Week:  27th – 31st Jan 2020

S (science) T (technology) (engineering) A (arts) M (maths)

After the sell-out success of our inaugural festival in 2019 we would like to invite you and your studen

ts to join us for STEAM Week with a jam-packed programme of events in collaboration Bricks4Kidz and The Exploration Dome.  With a programme of Explosive Experiments, Wild Workshops & Daring Dramas, STEAM Week will bring these subjects to life before your eyes!  All ages are catered for in this programme designed specifically for the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education curriculum…

  • Date/Times: Weds 29th, Thurs 30th, Fri 31st Jan at 10am, 11.30 & 1pm in the Studio

Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops

  • Ticket Prices: €7.50

For more information about Bricks 4 Kids, see their website.

The Exploration Dome

  • Date/ Times: Mon 27th & Tues 28th Jan at 10am, 11.30am & 1pm in the Main Auditorium
  • Ticket Prices: €7.50

For more information about The Exploration Dome, see their website.

Build your Own Instrument Music Workshops: Dabbledoo Music

As part of the Mill Theatre’s STEAM Festival, this workshop will give you the opportunity to build a musical instrument, then use it to perform music together as a musical ensemble! Donegal-based instrument builder Ed Devane will guide you through the assembly of a unique musical instrument, capable of making a wide variety of sounds. This will be followed by a music-making session with Killian Redmond from DabbledooMusic. Guided by a range of animated and colour-coded musical scores, Killian will instruct you how to play your instrument as part of a large group. Suitable for ages 6-12. All materials provided and no previous experience required.

  • Date/Times: Mon 27th & Tues 28th Jan at 10am, 11.30am & 1pm in the Main Auditorium
  • Ticket Prices: €7.50

For more information about Dabbledoo Music, see their website.

Dlr Mill Theatre Seachtain na Gaeilge: 9th – 13th March 2020

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries.

Celtic Superhero Drama Workshops: (as Gaeilge nó as Bearla)

Seo tuiscint níos deimhne a thabhairt ar an nGaeilge trí shiúl a chaitheamh ar laochra na ngael ó stair is mhiotaseolaíocht na hÉireann. Sé aidhm na ceardlainne seo ná úsáid na teanga a chur chun chinn ar bhealaí éagsúla, le cúnamh sheanscéalta is siombailí na hÉireann. Ag díriú ar bhríomharacht, ar spraoi agus ar an nglór, forbraíonn an cheardlann seo muinín an duine in úsáid phraiticiúil na teanga  in éineacht le féinsamhlaiocht.  Ó Ghráinne Mhaol go Tír na nÓg, téimis ar thuras Gaelach le linn Sheachtain na Gaeilge.

An exploration of the Irish language using heroic figures from Irish heritage and mythology. Using the great stories and symbols from Ireland, this is a workshop aimed at integrating the use of our native language in an engaging way. Focusing on fun, physicality and voice, the workshop integrates confidence in practical use of the language alongside imaginative self-expression. From Gráinne Mhaol to Tír na nÓg, we take a gaelic adventure through Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Hilary is a graduate of the advanced screen training programme at Bow Street, has a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre studies and French from University College Cork including a year at the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris. Screen credits include Bonsoir Luna which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, The Betrayal with Driftwood Doll films, The Writer with Cantillon Films, Jack Taylor for Telegael and Resistance for RTÉ. Theatre credits include Play, Footfalls and The Only Jealousy of Emer with Blue Raincoat Theatre Co., Dorchadas Draíochta with Graffiti Theatre Co., The Watchmakerballet at the Olympia, Tiny Shows at the So & So Arts Club, London, the Irish premiere of CleansedAdaptations de Musset at the Grand Palais, Paris, Dradin, In Love at the Galway Theatre Festival, The Party at Dublin Fringe Festival and The Dream Play with the National Youth Theatre. She is a regular voiceover artist with TG4 and directs with the theatre company Mumbro Top. Hilary is a qualified drama facilitator from the Leinster School of Music and Drama and has been teaching drama for over ten years.

Learn to Polka – Irish Music Workshops: Dabbledoo Music (as Gaeilge or as Bearla)

Le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaelige 2020, beidh DabbledooMusic ag tabhairt cuairte ar Amharchlann an Mhuilleann Dún Droma chun sraith ceardlann a sheachadadh. Ag baint úsáide as ár nodaireacht ghrafach atá dathchódaithe agus beoite, beidh gach duine ag déanamh ceoil le chéile in am ar bith. Foghlaim faoin tséis le Jazz Cat, ag drumadóireacht le Igor The Octopus agus ag imirt in éineacht le polka Éireannach. Níl gá le haon eolas nó taithí ceoil roimhe seo. Oiriúnach do dhaoine aois 6-12.

For Seachtain na Gaelige 2020, DabbledooMusic will be visiting the Mill Theatre Dundrum to deliver a series of very special workshops. Using our colour-coded and animated graphic notation, participants will be making music together in no time at all. Learn about melody with Jazz Cat, drumming with Igor the Octopus and perform an Irish Polka. No previous musical experience or knowledge needed (although expect there to be ‘cúpla focal as Gaeilge’ used!). Suitable for children aged 6-12.

  • Date/Times: Mon 9th & Tues 10th Jan at 10am, 11.30am & 1pm in the Studio
  • Ticket Prices: €7.50

DabbledooMusic started back in 2011 with the mission to make music education more accessible, engaging and fun for teachers and students throughout Ireland. Using a system of colour-coded graphic notation, animated musical characters and examples of music from all over the world, music making in the classroom has never been more enjoyable. With a background in live music, performance, education and visual art, Shane, Killian and Chris are currently expanding the number of primary schools they work with across the country.

For more information about Dabbledoo Music, see their website.

SPHE Drama Workshops in your School – All Year Round!

Throughout the year dlr Mill Theatre’s Drama Facilitators will be offering your pupils the opportunity to engage with your chosen text on the Arts Education Syllabus by tailoring Drama Workshops to suit your specific requirements.  Workshops are led by experienced facilitators and designed to engage the student creatively by exploring characters, themes, language and communication.

  • Dates/Times: Teachers can book individual class workshop for a date and time convenient to you.
  • Venue: The workshops take place in your own school
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Price: €5 per student (€7 Outside Dublin)


Past Events

Science Week 2019

  • Big Bear Planetarium
  • Donal Vaughan – Science Magician
  • Bricks4Kidz