Child Protection

The welfare of all children attending Baboró events is paramount. Our aim is to ensure that all audience members enjoy their Baboró experience, and are safe from harm at all times.

Child Protection Policy

Child Safeguarding Statement

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is committed to an equal opportunities policy in respect of all aspects of its activities and functions, including its programming. We actively promote equality for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or illness, religion or beliefs (this is not an exhaustive list).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2027

We are delighted to share with you Baboró's Strategic Plan for 2023 - 2027. This strategy sets out our vision for the future, the values we hold dear, and our ambitions for the next five years, all whilst endeavouring to reflect the Ireland of today in our work.

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2027


Baboró is a curated festival of multi-disciplinary work for children which takes place in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland in October every year. The festival programme includes theatre, puppetry, dance, music, visual art as well as creative engagement opportunities for children. Baboró is unique in Ireland as it is the only international performing arts festival dedicated to children. Baboró attracts audiences of approximately 17,000 people each year. These audiences are mainly school children and families but also include International and Irish delegates.

The festival programme also includes a delegate package, industry events and professional development opportunities.

There is no application process to be included in the festival. The festival programme of work is selected by Baboró’s Executive Artistic Director, having seen the work performed live. Each year Baboró attends a wide variety of International festivals in the UK, Europe and occasionally further afield.

Artist Policy

Baboró promises to treat all artists and freelance contractors with whom we work with respect, transparency, and professionalism. We commit to creating a safe and supportive environment with clear open communication.

Artist Policy

Environmental Policy

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and strive to continually improve our performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.

Environmental Policy