Branar Téatar do Pháistí | Ireland | Puppet Theatre

How to Catch a Star

Please Note: A limited number of tickets may become available for performances during the week. Baboró does not operate waiting lists. Please proceed to book to check availability.

How to Catch a Star
is on a national tour of Ireland until 30 December. If you would like to book tickets for another location please find full tour details here.


Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How To Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry by Grace Kiely and Neasa Ní Chuanaigh with stunning puppets designed by Suse Reibisch. With a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.


Branar Téatar do Pháistí create shows that are distinct in style and are not language dependent. Founded in 2001, their work has captivated audiences both young and old throughout Ireland, in Europe, the USA, China and Japan.

Parking: Distillery Road Car Park, located next to the Kingfisher Club NUIG, is a 9 minute walk from O'Donoghue Centre.

Public: Galway city bus route 405 stops at the entrance to NUI Galway which is a 1 minute walk to O'Donoghue Centre.

Walking: O'Donoghue Centre is located on the grounds of NUI Galway and is a 6 minute walk from Town Hall Theatre.