‘Twas the Night before Christmas

“Exquisite show for children” ★★★★ - The Irish Times

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Press Reviews for Twas the Night Before Christmas

Well-crafted yet light on its feet, glowing with nostalgia yet generously expanding its traditions.
— The Irish Times
Excellently executed by the talented and versatile cast, leaving the audiences both young and old, in stiches throughout the performance.
— Irish Theatre Magazine

Unwrap the magic of Christmas.

“The stockings were hung by the chimneys with care…”

The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of the year.

Inspired by the classic poem, this bilingual show combines storytelling, original live music and puppetry to create a fun and magical festive show for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

Age: 5+ / Senior Infants upwards
Duration: 60 minutes approx


Tour dates 2019

Thursday 28th - Friday 29th November 2019
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
10 am & 12 pm
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Tuesday 3rd - Wednesday 4th December 2019
An Grianán. Letterkenny
10 am & 12 pm
Schools Book at: (074) 912 0777

Friday 6th December 2019
glór, Ennis
10am & 12pm
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Sunday 8th December 2019
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
12 pm & 2 pm
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Wednesday 11th December 2019
Backstage Theatre, Longford
10 am & 12 pm

Friday 13th - Saturday 14th December 2019
Lime Tree Theatre
10 am & 12 pm (13th), 2.30 pm (14th)
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Tuesday 17th December 2019
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
10 am & 12 pm
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Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st December 2019
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Thursday: 10 am & 12 pm
Friday: 7 pm
Saturday: 1 pm
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Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland. We create beautiful, innovative, high quality productions that inspire children and their families.

We tour our work to venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally.
We support artists to make work for young audiences through our tailored programmes of resource sharing and Tiny Show creation. We create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.


Branar Drámaíochta
15 Glenrock Business Park
Tel: +353 (0) 91 704718
Email: info@branar.ie