Imaginosity Children's Museum Performance Area
The Imaginosity Children's Museum Theatre offers children the opportunity to engage in role-play, improvisational drama and more formally directed theatre, engaging the talent of performers both young and old. Simple props invite children to perform a wide variety of ad hoc plays for onlookers
- Try on costumes, put on make-up, interact with the props, change the scenery, operate the lights, and create your own stories.
Our backdrops change seasonally and each theme provides props and specific story and experience inspires imaginative, creative activity around that particular theme:
- Enchanted Woodland,
- Classic Castle,
- By the Sea and
- Outer Space
Be A Rock Star!
Do you want to be a rock star; part of a band; dance with your friends in our music corner? Why not put on a costume, grab a guitar and watch yourself and others perform on the big screen. Choose your scene and watch yourself perform with virtual instruments!
News and Weather Station
Join the Imaginosity news team! Create your own news story and deliver it to camera! Give important details about the latest news and local weather.
Operate the camera in our news studio and capture our young news readers as they deliver the day's news!
The Importance of Dramatic Play
The art of drama and theatre are rooted in the natural play of childhood. Drama is a powerful teaching and learning tool with positive consequences for a child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The benefits of dramatic play spill over into all school subjects and everyday life. Drama develops skills such as concentration, imagination, cooperation, collaboration, language and lsitening. These abilities yield positive benefits such as self-confidence, empathy, and communication skills, which are invaluable in every part of life, particularly in interactions with others.
Previous Productions in the Imaginosity Theatre Space include...
Banyan Puppet Theatre, Twinkle Twinkle
Banyan Puppet Theatre, The Elves & the Shoemaker
Banyan Puppet Theatre, The Emperor's New Clothes
Branar, An Seanfhear Beag
Branar, Na Sioga agus na Greasai
Puca Puppets, Tic Teac
Monkeyshine Theatre Company, The Grandmother
Echo Echo, Undercurrent
Lickety Spit, Molly Whuppie
Rab Fulton, Wonder Tales from around the World
Tabs Theatre Company, Shaking up Bublin
The Whistleblast Quartet
Technical Specifications of the Children's Theatre
From corner to front of stage – 383 cm
From corner to stage left 236 cm
Corner to stage right – 270 cm
Floor to proscenium arch – 229 cm
Floor to roof beam behind arch – 289 cm
Edge of stage beyond curtains when pulled – 18 cm
Edge of stage to store room wall – 299 cm
Edge of stage to back wall – 428 cm
Theatre Lighting & Sound Console
DMX Controller and Relay Panel Custom 6 Audio Sources
4 Tri Paracam units
Shure SM58 Microphone
Microphone input point incl amplifier 2 stageline speakers
16 way XLR patch including stage box and termination (Theatre desk to Stage)
EDM Soundbeam Control Desk