A Season of Family Theatre and Storytelling – 12-20 August 2017


Barnstorm has been creating great theatre for young audiences and families for many years in Ireland and more recently, internationally. In 2016 Kilkenny Arts Festival and Barnstorm formed a partnership to present a family season of theatre to local and visiting audiences during the August festival. In 2017 the partnership continues with StormFest – a Season of Family Theatre and an exhibition at The Barn Theatre, as well as a significant Storytelling programme and workshops in the Yurt at the Yard, at Castle Yard.

From Germany, Compagnie Les Voisins will bring The Queen of Colours – a show full of kaleidoscopic wonder and vivid imagination, The Queen of Colours is an interactive story about unleashing creativity and choosing not to ‘colour within the lines’
More details at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mary-Frances Doherty from Northern Ireland presents Katie’s Birthday Party, where you are invited to celebrate Katie’s 12th birthday as she explores what it’s like to be moving from primary to secondary school.
More details at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Peter Rinderknect brings Portofino-Ballade from Switzerland, and he plays an amazing double bass which transforms into the stage and set for two tiny puppets in a show packed with surprises.

StormFest programme:

More details on all events and to book tickets, go to: Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Yurt at the Yard – StormFest Storytelling

StormFest and Kilkenny Arts Festival are delighted to collaborate in presenting a brand new and comprehensive programme of storytelling this August that presents a diverse range of artists. Partnering with Creative Ireland, StormFest and Kilkenny Arts Festival invite you into the worlds of wonder that will be conjured in the Yurt at the Yard, a purpose-built tent in the Castle Yard. There will also be a chance to hone or test your skills with a number of Storytelling Workshops given by masters of the craft, such as Niall de Búrca and Simone Schuemmelfeder.
Full information & Booking at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Red Square and Culture Club Exhibit

As part of StormFest, Red Square and Culture Club, an intergenerational project, will create, curate and exhibit their work in The Barnstorm Exhibition Space at Barnstorm Theatre Company, Church Lane, Kilkenny.
Exhibition Launch: Mon Aug 14 at 6PM; Gallery Open: Wed 16, Thu 17, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug 11AM to 5PM

This August Barnstorm Theatre Company offers something for everyone – join us for nine days of fun and discovery!

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