Category Archives: Children

After School Art Workshop: Creative Self Portraits with artist Jill Bouchier

Michael Mulcahy 1987 Self Portrait. The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland














Create imaginative self portraits inspired by Garter Lane Arts Centre’s current exhibition of the National Self Portrait Collection ‘At Face Value’ curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Join artist Jill Bouchier to explore a variety of materials including pencil, charcoal, pastels and collage and create a unique portrait of yourself to take home!


Date/ Time: Thursday, March 8th, 4-5pm.

Venue: Children’s Room, 5 O’Connell Street (up the staircase, beside Delaney’s Florist).

Who: Suitable for children from 7- 12 years.

Tickets: Free but places limited so booking in advance is essential. Book tickets online or call Box Office: 051-855038.


Baby Boogie








Enjoy music and dance in a workshop especially designed for parents, babies and toddlers. The dance studio will be transformed into a calming and comforting environment where dance artist Jess Rowell will guide you and your little ‘uns in an exploration of movement and rhythm.

Fun for little ones and a great workout for parents and guardians!

Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 13th. 12noon- 1pm.

Venue: Bausch & Lomb Dance Studio, 5 O’Connell Street (up the staircase, beside Delaney’s Florist). Garter Lane Arts Centre staff will be on hand to help you with your buggie!

Who: Suitable for children from 0-2 years accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets: €11 per baby. Accompanying adult place FREE! Book tickets online or call Box Office: 051-855038.

MAMs Southeast Cuppa

MAMS South East










MAMs (Mother Artist Makers) are a group of parents and guardians who are creative practitioners from a range of artistic disciplines and backgrounds who come together to support each other’s creative practice. Whether you’re an artist, theatre practitioner, musician, dancer, film maker, arts manager or creative of any discipline – join this supportive group of creative parents and guardians for a cuppa.

Date: Tuesday, 20th of February 2018

Venue: The Granary Café, Hanover Street at 12.15pm

or meet at 12.10pm in Garter Lane Arts Centre foyer after the Baby-Friendly Screening of Loving Vincent (Commencing 10.30am- ticket information for screening)

Details of Time: 12.10pm for meeting point in Garter Lane Arts Centre or 12.15pm for meeting in The Granary Cafe.

Baby-Friendly Screening: Loving Vincent

Baby-Friendly Screening of Loving Vincent












Enjoy a dedicated morning screening of ‘Loving Vincent’ for parents, guardians and minders to enjoy with babies up to 18 months of age.

These screenings welcome parents, guardians, minders to enjoy film with their babies so there is no need to worry about disturbing other film goers during this screening. Changing facilities and secure buggy store area available!

Years in the making, Loving Vincent is a biopic with a difference. This visually stunning film was shot in live action before a small army of artist’s hand painted every frame in the style of van Gogh. Told through multiple perspectives (with a talented cast including Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd), Loving Vincent lives up to its name and offers an affectionate tribute to one of history’s greatest artists.


Director:   Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

2017 English, UK, Poland, 95mins, CLUB. Cert: 12A


Date: Tuesday, 20th of February 2018

Venue: Garter Lane Theatre

Details of Times: 10.30am

Tickets: Babies go free! Accompanying Adults: €9/ Concession: €6. Book tickets