The Irish school system offers children some opportunities to explore the arts. In English class, they are taught about great works of literature. In art class, they are told about the history of art and shown examples of some of the world’s great artistic masterpieces. Some schools also offer lessons in music and dance.
Here at Siamsa Tíre, we have designed our arts-in-education schools programme to enhance what is on offer in the formal education system. We want children and young people to be able to delve deeper into the arts, to engage with a wide range of artistic media, and to develop an appreciation of how the arts can help us to express our human emotions and make sense of the world around us.
Our drama for schools programme hosts professional theatrical performances of plays that are prescribed as part of the school curriculum. Seeing a play you have studied, as words on a page come to life through human interaction on a stage, can be a transformative experience giving it a whole new level of meaning.
We have plenty to offer teachers too. We have a drama range of resources for teachers that can be used to teach theatre in schools and we can also arrange to host theatre workshops for schools.
Our art programme features regular artists’ talks, which allow students to engage with professional artists, to quiz them about their artistic process, and to develop an enhanced sense of artistic appreciation.
Our music programme is just as varied. It includes musical performances of works by the world’s most renowned composers and contemporary musical talents by some of today’s most illustrious musicians. Whether you’re interested in classical music, jazz, or modern folk, there is always an interesting concert to look forward to at Siamsa Tíre.
We regularly schedule workshops with our visiting musicians too, allowing local musicians to hone their talents and develop their styles with guidance from musical masters.
At Siamsa Tíre, we make it our mission to help young people explore and learn more about the arts.
Come to Siamsa Tíre to explore and learn about the arts.
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