Baboró International Arts Festival for Children celebrates 18 years entertaining young audiences with diverse shows, exhibitions and workshops. This year’s festival takes place in Galway from October 11 – 19 and we’ve got the inside scoop on Baboro 2014 !
What is Baboró?
Baboró is Ireland’s Flagship International Arts Festival for Children and Families and takes place in Galway from October 11 – 19. The festival programme includes a diverse and exciting blend of theatre, dance, puppetry, music and much more. As well as the shows, you can also check out exhibitions and workshops, all designed to encourage children to express their individual creativity.
This year’s Festival features shows from Ireland alongside work from right across the globe; England, Scotland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, the USA and Australia.
When and where does it take place?
Baboró takes place in various locations in Galway between October 11 and 19. As well as city centre locations such as The Town Hall Theatre, The Black Box Theatre, An Taibhdhearc, and Seapoint, there’s also a show in The Mall Theatre, Tuam. This year the Spanish Arch is also being used for the festival.
Who is it for?
Designed for children of all ages (0 to 100!), Baboró really does have something for everyone. There are shows for babies and young children aged 0-3, right up to teens. This year’s festival features Amococo, a spectacular inflatable space that is suitable for children and adults alike.
Baboró also has a ‘Relaxed Programme’, which features performances specifically for parents or teachers who may have concerns about bringing children to a public event. The programme aims to provide a comfortable and relaxed space for children to enjoy the show, and in turn provide a stress-free environment for parents and teachers.
How much is it?
The exhibitions are all free. Tickets to shows range from a family ticket €30 (4 persons), individuals €9, Groups of 10+ €7.50 per tickets. Tickets for Amococo cost €5 each.
Tell us in 5 words why people should attend?
Watch children’s faces light up!
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