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GENERAL INFORMATION Booking Tickets may be purchased online (, by calling to the Box Office in person or by phoning our Box Office. Tel: 094 9023733. Tickets may be paid for by cash, credit card or cheque (cheques should be made payable to ‘Linenhall Arts Centre’).

Where We Are Parking in Castlebar is metered (except Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday). Closest street parking is on Linenhall St, Rush St, Thomas St, New Antrim St and Tucker St. Closest Car Parks are Castle Street Car Park accessed from Charles St and Castle St; SuperValu Car Park accessed from New Antrim St. and Thomas St; and Market Square Car Park accessed from Main St.


St Patrick’s Boys School

Tips for Attending RoolaBoola: Make sure the performance or workshop you are attending is suitable for your age - if it’s not, you will not really enjoy it and it’s not fair to the others taking part. It is a good idea to arrive early & visit the toilet before attending a show or workshop. If you are late for a performance or workshop, you will be allowed in only if there is a suitable interval - otherwise you will disturb everyone else. No food or drink is allowed into performances or workshops - it’s very distracting for those around you and can be very messy. Children with disabilities are very welcome at the Linenhall. We suggest that you phone us before your visit, so that we can make it as hassle-free as possible. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable old clothes for you workshops - you’ll probably be getting into a right old mess!


C a s t l e b a r, C o. M a y o

A R O L O O L B A CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Friday 28 - Monday 31 October 2016


Friday 28 October @ 10.15am & 12.00pm (Schools) Saturday 29 October @ 10.30am & 1.45pm (Public) Collapsing Horse (Ireland)

Sunday 30 October @ 12.00pm & 1.30pm Ceol Connected (Ireland)

Friday 14 October - Saturday 19 November



Age: Families with children 3-6yrs

THE BEAUTIFUL BEASTS - presented by The Ark

Age: Families with children 4-6yrs

Conor is on a mission. A mission to get to the outer edge of the Universe before he runs out of time. But how long until the end of the Universe? How much space? How much time? Conor: at the end of the Universe is a sensory and artistic journey through space at time-bending speeds. This stunning and engaging production, from the company that created Monster/Clock and Human Child, uses puppets, design, animation and music as Conor and his granddad bring you places that you’ve never seen before. Touring as part of the ShortWorks Network. Supported by Draíocht, Fingal County Council and the Arts Council through Collapsing Horse’s Theatre Artist in Residency programme at Draíocht and the Collapsing Horse Membership. “Their clear love for their craft is a Location: Linenhall Theatre thrill to watch.” - The Stage

Duration: 45 mins Capacity: 98 Tickets: €8, €25 (family of four) For Schools prices contact the Linenhall.

“One of the most exciting collectives on the Irish theatre scene.” - Totally Dublin

(Note: Exhibition closed Saturday 29 October) Recommended for Ages 4yrs+

One Spring day, Lonán the farmer discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Lonán on his quest filled with magical music, puppetry and storytelling.

Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children. Amongst these quirky, loveable animals, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise! Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, wood, ceramics and steel, you can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used. The Beautiful Beasts exhibition is made up of some of The Ark’s favourite pieces from its collection which spans its 21 years of commissioning professional artists to create work for children. Featured Artists: Owen Crawford Conor Fallon Luxon Gutsa Orla Kaminska Olivia Musgrave Anthony Scott Imogen Stuart

“ gentle and magical, my kids and I were spellbound for the entire show.” - Karen Walsh, MusicTown

An exhibition from The Ark on a ShortWorks Network Tour. The Beautiful Beasts is touring to three venues this autumn/winter season, including Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge and Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown.

Why not check out The Far Field Workshop on Saturday 29th?

Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Mayo County Council.



Location: Linenhall Theatre Duration: 45 mins Capacity: 50 Tickets: €8, €25 (family of four)

Location: Linenhall Gallery Adm: FREE

Saturday 29 October @ 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm Branar Téatar do Pháistí (Ireland) & Starcatchers (Scotland)

Monday 31 October @ 12.30pm & 3.00pm Monkeyshine Theatre (Ireland)

Thursday 20 October- Saturday 26 November

Created by Ailie Cohen & Marc Mac Lochlainn


Recommended for Ages 4yrs+

Age: Families with children 8yrs+


The Tide is high, the wind is blowing and adventure is calling!

Age: 6mths-2yrs and their adults

Get ready for ropes, pulleys and power tools, wild stories, ferocious storms and far off lands. With their unique style and signature charm, Monkeyshine create an astonishing world where nothing is quite what it seems and life becomes a miraculous journey.

The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes you can get tired of seeing the same things all the time. This is a story of Cubert the cube and Triantán the triangle, and the adventures they have when all of the shapes get mixed up.

Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s fantastic tales of Gulliver’s Travels, Voyage is an electrifying, big hearted epic for everyone over the age of eight.

“Monkeyshine... magical.” - Connacht Tribune

Set in a soft and tactile environment, Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.

THE CAPTIVATED EYE We the 6th class students of Scoil Naomh Aingeal have curated our very own exciting, mesmerising exhibition from a selection of artworks from the Mayo County Council Art Collection. Come and be enthralled by our choice of stunning art. Check out The Captivated Eye in the Linenhall Foyer.

“We’re thrilled that 6th class at St Angela’s are working on this project. They are regular attenders at our Visual Art Programme for Schools and have visited and engaged with fifteen exhibitions in our gallery space so far during their primary school education. The Captivated Eye is their chance to organise and present an exhibition themselves. Do come see!” - Orla Henihan, Linenhall Arts Centre

“Delightful.” -

“Branar... magic of a high order.” - Irish Theatre Magazine “... a fantastic experience.” - Nursery school teacher, Dundee (about Starcatchers)

Official Opening on Thursday 20 October at 1.00pm. ALL WELCOME!

Note: Access with pushchairs/buggies via lift in Linenhall foyer

Location: Linenhall Gallery Duration: 45 mins (including 10mins of interactive play following the performance) Capacity: 40 (including adults, max 2 adults per child) Tickets: €8, €25 (family of four)


Location: Linenhall Theatre Duration: 50 mins Capacity: 98 Tickets: €8, €25 (family of four)

Location: Linenhall Foyer Adm: FREE



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