Our team works closely with schools and community groups so that all children have the opportunity to experience the wonder of Baboró.
We recognise the cost and effort schools and teachers incur to bring their students to our festival. Our festival programme has dedicated performances for schools and groups with subsidised tickets for students and free teacher and SNA tickets. We also provide a dedicated schools box office liaison who assists schools, groups and teachers with their booking and festival experience.
Fill out the Schools Booking Form HERE
The deadline to submit the Online Booking Request Form has now passed. Forms submitted after the deadline are accepted, however please be aware that due to unprecedented demand there are very few places available.
If your school is subscribed to our mailing list, you will receive a printed programme in the post the week of 29 August. An online version of the programme will be available on this website from Tuesday 6 September.
Booking tickets for a family, individual, or other group? The public box office opens Tuesday 6 September. Tickets to public performances will be available online or via the Town Hall Theatre (091 569 777).
School Liaison Contact
Phone: 091 532 985
Join our newsletter to receive the online booking form, box office updates, and programme announcements straight to your inbox.
Deepen your engagement with the festival with a fun in-classroom activity: Making Your Own Book. Join Baboró on Thursday 6 October at 2.45pm for a short Zoom tutorial.
Please find venue details, bus parking and information for your students to help them prepare for a visit to the theatre:
Download Teacher Welcome Pack Here
Download Preparing for Your Visit
Download Preparing for Your Visit (as Gaeilge)
Week of Monday 29 August: Schools Box Office opens. Programmes posted to schools & online booking form available
Tuesday 6 September: Public Box Office opens. Programme available online
5PM Wednesday 14 September: Booking form submission deadline*
* Requests after this date are welcome, however, allocation of 1 of your top-3 choices is greatly reduced.
Week of 19 September: Confirmation of booking
Please note that it takes one full week to complete the allocations for all groups, so please do not be concerned if another class from your school receives their allocation email before you.
Friday 7 October: Payment due in full
Cash is not accepted. Payment methods and bank details will be outlined when you receive your invoice.
Friday 14 October - Sunday 23 October: Baboró 2022
Every effort is made to accommodate as many classes and school groups as possible.
To book, we ask teachers complete an online booking request form stating their preferred performances and times. Our schools liaison will reply with a confirmation or offer of alternatives.
1. Check the submission deadlines.
Please make note of important deadlines for booking submissions, payment and confirmation.
2. Review the school festival programme.
This will help you to decide which shows you would like to attend with your class or group. Pay attention to age and class guidelines to get the most from your Baboró experience.
The 2022 festival programme will be posted to your school and available online in early September.
3. Complete the online Booking Request Form.
(Available online from the end of August). Use this form to submit the preferred events and times for your class or group.
We use this information to schedule in as many classes and groups based on their preferences. If you are managing more than one class or group, please submit a separate form for each.
4. Offer and confirmation.
We will contact you with confirmation of your booking based on your preferences, along with an invoice. Please note that bookings are not considered complete until payment has been received.
Performance Ticket: €6.50
DEIS Performance Ticket: €5.50
Creative Connections and Workshops: Free
Online Events: Priced per group
Visual Art & Exhibitions: Free
Teacher and SNA Tickets:
- Schools: 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students
- Pre-Schools: 1 free teacher ticket per 5 students
- Additional Needs Groups: As required
We recognise the cost and effort schools and teachers incur to bring their students to our festival. Our festival programme has dedicated performances for schools and groups with subsidised tickets for students and free teacher and SNA tickets.
Baboró has been supported by local businesses and individuals to help schools with transportation costs. With your booking confirmation you will receive details about how to claim back some of your bus hire costs after the festival. However, if you are concerned that bus hire costs may be a barrier to your attendance please contact the Schools Box Office now.
Educators are invited to join the Baboró Schools team on Thursday 8th September at 2:45 for an information session on Zoom all about this years festival and how to make the most of the festival for you and your students.
In this Zoom you can expect:
- An overview of the festival programme
- How to navigate the booking form and choose the best events for your school group
- How to prepare for your visit to Baboró including pre-engagement activities for your students
- We will answer any questions you may have on this years festival
We strive to offer a programme that allows every child equal access to world-class arts for children, regardless of intellectual or physical ability.
Every year Baboró identifies certain shows as suitable for designated special needs schools and groups. Please call Kirsty and Annie on 091 532 985, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss show suitability, venue accessibility, seating, lighting, and any other information that may be relevant to your students' needs.
We will be in touch directly with our schools mailing list at the end of August, ahead of our official programme launch in early September. Subscribe to our mailing list for everything you need to know about attending Baboró with your students.