At Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019


Kilkenny Arts Festival, Barnstorm presents the annual StormFest, a season of Family Theatre and Storytelling.

In 2019 we have two internationally acclaimed theatre companies bringing the best in Theatre for Young Audiences and the renowned storyteller Niall de Burca to Kilkenny.


Fly by Teater Patrasket

FLY by Teater Patrasket of Denmark is a puppet theatre show for the 5 to 10 year olds and adults – a poetic journey into a circus world of strange characters, big emotions and captivating puppet imagery. ”Teater Patrasket lives out every circus romance in this aesthetic and touching puppet performance”


Little Gift by M6 Theatre Company

Little Gift is from acclaimed UK M6 Theatre Company is a beautiful
and optimistic story about a friendship waiting to grow.

One day, a surprise visitor plants a little seed of hope and turns this lonely life upside down. Performed by Andy Gift, with a playful mix of puppetry, original music and song.



Pop-up Storytelling


A magical session for all the family to enjoy


An Irish premiere of a new development from the scealaí especially created for an audience of teenagers.


For adults only this is an experience of sublime storytelling presented in the Tudor Kitchen at Rothe House.

Storytelling Workshop (Adults)

“Unleash your storytelling ninja! Niall will pass on nuts and bolts and performance tips; and you will explore different storytelling traditions. Limited places


Book Storytelling here …