Where to Enjoy Outdoor Theatre and Cinema with the Family In Ireland


June 11, 2020

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Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids this Summer? Check out where to enjoy outdoor theatre and cinema with the family in Ireland this Summer. Pack the picnic rugs, snacks and drinks and enjoy a unique experience together.

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It’s a lovely experience heading out in summer time for some outdoor entertainment. Seeing a play, concert or outdoor movie with the kids can be a real treat.

And if you pack a picnic and blanket, and maybe even a pillow, beanbag, cushion or two if the kids want to lie down, you can make the most of the outing.

We always look out for what’s on around the summer to see if there are plays or movies or concerts that we can take our kids to. Even when they were smaller, we used to head out to an event, and they could run around nearby while we enjoyed the entertainment.

If your teen is studying particular texts for school, then seeing the play version can help bring it to life for them.

Outdoor Family Theatre and Cinema Events In Ireland

Mr Stink Outdoor Theatre

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Dates: Saturday 11th July, 2pm

Heartbreak Productions present “Mr Stink” by David Walliams at Hilton Park, Clones. A heart-warming story of friendship across the generations with all the wit and charm you would expect from a David Walliams’ story. Highly recommended for a family audience. The show will go ahead whatever the weather so please bring appropriate clothing. Bring a picnic, rugs or low backed seating.

Gates open at 12 noon show starts at 2pm

How to Book: Tickets cost €19 + booking fee for adults and €13 + booking fee for kids. Tickets can be booked online

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Outdoor Family Cinema Events In Ireland

Classic Films Drive In Cinema in Galway

Dates: 4th & 5th July 2020

Classic Drive in Cinema will take place at the Castlegar GAA Club in Galway:

Saturday 4th July – Bridget Jones Diary 6pm and Grease 9pm
Sunday 5th July – Pets 5pm and Forrest Gump 8pm

How to Book: Tickets available to buy online

Drive In Movies in Castleknock

Dates: 4th and 5th July

Pop Up Drive in movies at J6 Castleknock, contactless drive through snack shop on-site with Jumbo Manhattan Popcorn and soft drinks are available.

Saturday 4th July – Toy Story 3 3pm, The Green Mile 9.30pm
Sunday 5th July – The Lion King 3pm, Forrest Gump 6pm

How to Book: Tickets can be booked online

Retro Drive-In Movies

Dates: Various Dates in July

Retro Drive In Movies have a great selection of family friendly films taking place at their outdoor cinema locations in Ireland this Summer. From Peppa Pig Festival of Fun to Mamma Mia, Grease, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future and much more. See the website for dates, venues and times.

How to Book: Check out the website for your preferred location and entertainment.

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Kids Drive-In Movie – Happy Feet in Dungloe

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Date and Time: Thursday 30th July 2020 3pm

Bring popcorn and drinks, and enjoy watching Happy Feet at the Drive-in Movie, part of the Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival.

How to Book: Book online

Toy Story @ Moneygall Drive In Movies

Date and Time: Saturday 8th August 2020 4pm

In a world where toys are living things but pretend to be lifeless when humans are present a group of toys are caught off-guard when Andy’s birthday party is moved up a week, as his family (including his mother and infant sister Molly) are preparing to move the following week.

How to Book: Tickets can be booked online

Outdoor Cinema at Fota House & Gardens, Cork

Whats On Fota House Pop up movie club august 2020

Dates & Times: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August (different times for different movies)

Fota House & Gardens have teamed up with the Pop Up Movie Club to bring you a range of family friendly movie screening in the grounds of Fota House. The films on offer include:

  • Toy Story
  • Grease
  • Peppa Pig
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia

How to Book: Tickets can be booked on the PopUp Movie Club website

Moana @ Mullingar Drive In Movies

Date & Time: Sunday 16th August 4.30pm

Moana is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people.

How to Book: Tickets can be booked online

Over to you now. Are you planning to attend any of these outdoor theatre or cinema events with the kids this Summer? Or maybe you know of another outdoor family event taking place? Please let us know in the comments box below. 

outdoor family theatre and cinema events in Ireland

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Published On: June 11th, 2020 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: January 21st, 2023 / Tags: , /

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