[WATCH] Ignite your Family’s imagination at the 2016 Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

This October 17 – 23, the 20th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children  invites boys, girls, grown-ups and babies on a fantastical journey of flying suitcases, dancing feet, vanishing queens, wild adventures, curious giants, toe-tapping tunes and lots more!

Here’s a flavour of what’s to come at this year’s festival:

Taking place in venues throughout Galway, programme highlights include The Queen Has Vanished (6+) from Belgian company Kopergietery which features live music and a beautiful story that speaks to children and adults alike.

Kopergietery present The Queen has Vanished at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, October 17 - 23, 2016 in Galway. For more see Photo: Phile Deprez

Dream City (8+) from De Dansers in Holland is an exhilarating music and dance show while Graffiti Classics (4+ family) from the UK will have audiences laughing, clapping and singing along to their wickedly funny all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy cabaret show.

The Shape of Things Image

Galway’s much-loved Branar (Maloney’s DreamThe Way Back Home) presents a new bi-lingual show for very young children. Set in a soft tactile environment, The Shape of Things (6mths – 2yrs) is an interactive story told through puppetry, theatre, music and sound.

Theatre Lovett present A Feast of Bones at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, October 17 - 23, 2016 in Galway. For more see

There’s also A Feast of Bones (9+) from Theatre Lovett with their vastly entertaining musical fable, serving up songs, fun, and fright.

Check out Baboró’s Creative Lab at NUI Galway (all ages) where artists Deirdre Rogers and Órla Kelly will help you get your crafty creative juices flowing using a wealth of unusual materials from tubing to foam from Recreate’s ‘Warehouse of Wonders’. Don’t miss the free exhibitions and readings too!

Baboró runs in various venues throughout Galway from October 17 – 23 and offers performances for both the general public and schools.

To book tickets for all shows or to find out more, visit the Baboró website.

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