Enjoy the festive season at The Dock

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Enjoy the festive season at The Dock

Whether you are planning a night out before Christmas or looking for a really nice Christmas gift The Dock has you covered with a range of exciting shows planned throughout December and into January.


After the annual Winter Market at The Dock on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 & 3 Beezneez Theatre Company returns on the Tuesday, December 5 with their production of An Ordinary Man by John McDwyer.


This is no ordinary play however and actor Gerry Farrell is no ordinary actor either. Tickets are already selling fast so our advice is to grab yours quickly.


On Friday, December 8 it will about the music with another special evening with The Boyle songwriters collective. Members of the group will be performing new original songs from 7.30pm followed by a screening of The Last Waltz.


Another show that is close to selling out is one that would make the perfect Christmas night out.


David O’Doherty brings his unique brand of musical whimsy and mirth to The Dock on Saturday, December 9 with his new show ‘Big Time’. There were only 10 tickets left at the time of writing and probably less at the time of reading so if you are reading this best check out www.thedock.ie right now if you were planning on coming along.


For Babies, Toddlers and their grown-ups we are very pleased to present two very special and fun Christmas themed performances of 'Santa Babies' on Sunday, December 10. The first performance at 12 noon is for babies 0-18 months and the second is at 2pm is for children 18months - 4 years.


Each performance lasts for 40 minutes and is designed to create a relaxed, stress free, festive treat designed with little ones in mind! We hope that you and your little one can come and experience the magic of live music as Sinead Conway and Dave Flynn serenade us with a selection of festive favourites in this short concert designed for parents, grandparents and carers to enjoy in the company of babies, toddlers.


Santa Babies is presented in association with Hawk’s Well Theatre & Roscommon Arts Centre.
The Dock are delighted to host a Winter Pages event over two days on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16. On Friday, December 15 'The Root of the Matter' with Michele Horrigan and Seanie Barron is a free event starting at 8.30pm. Pre booking is essential.


On Saturday, December 16 The Dock have a number of salon style events throughout the day beginning with readings by June Caldwell and Kevin Barry at 2pm.


That will be followed by a discussion with actor and photographer Hugh O’Conor on Photography at 3.30pm a screening of ‘A Lament for the Lament for Art O’ Laoire’ the film by Bob Quinn with discussion by artist Sean Lynch at 7pm and The Movement by Mary Nunan with a reading of The Second Stage by Claire Louise Bennett at 9pm.


Tickets for all the Saturday events are €20.


The Dock's last gig of 2017 is with the Boyle based traditional group Gatehouse on Wednesday, December 20. An ideal Christmas show featuring traditional Irish music and song from Roscommon and the rich North Connacht tradition as well as traditional pieces from other Celtic regions like Scotland and Brittany. Be sure to book your seats in plenty of time.
The new year starts with two nights with the superb Sharon Shannon and her band in concert on Wednesday and Thursday, January 10 & 11.


If you are looking for a really nice Christmas gift then some tickets to either of these two gigs will make you a very popular person on Christmas day!


You can also get gift vouchers from The Dock box office that can be exchanged for tickets to any concert or event happening throughout 2018.


The Dock have got some great shows planned so keep an eye on www.thedock.ie or better still sign up for the monthly email newsletters that have all the latest news on events as well as special offers on tickets.
For further information or to book tickets you can visit the website or call (071) 9650828.