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Creative Learning for Children


Toddler Drama     

Our popular Toddler Drama classes take place on Saturday mornings in the theatre foyer. Share some special moments with your little one in this gentle introduction to drama, music and movement for the very young. Under the relaxed and experienced eye of tutor Deirdre Gaule enjoy bonding with your child as you play, sing and dance together. Participation in nursery rhymes, action songs and toddler games develops confidence from an early age. Suitable for ages from 18 months to 4 years. Duration: 45 mins. 

The current six week course runs from Sat 13 January to Sat 17 Feb, 2018 at 10.30am and 11.30am                                                                                                                                                                                                         




SingSkool is a unique programme designed by early childhood music specialists who put the FUN back into the FUNdamentals of music!  Interactive classes will have your little one singing, playing instruments, conducting, dancing and exploring early music literacy. Treble Makers will also prepare for future instrumental lessons by learning to read music and compose melodies. The Singskool workshop for 7-14 year olds is action packed with singing and performing on a professional stage and Singskool Mini Starz is a new Singskool class for your Mini Stars that love to sing, dance and perform. Build confidence by learning new musical, performance and vocal skills whilst having fun and building new friendships.

These classes for children take place on Saturday mornings. The current Singskool season runs from Sat 13 Jan - Sat 24 March 2018 (no class Sat 17 March)

BeatBuddyBabies for ages 6 months - 3 years, 10.15 to 10.45am

Mini Melodies for 3-4 year olds runs from 11.00 to 11.40am

Treble Makers for 5-6 year olds runs from 11.50 to 12.30pm

Beat Buddy Babies  - Wednesday morning class for ages 6 mths - 3 yrs; Wed 17 Jan - Wed 21 Feb; 10-10.30am



Drama at The Well

This fun and engaging new drama course, Drama at the Well with experienced tutor Deirdre Gaule encourages young children to act and participate in many different activities specially designed to explore creativity and build confidence. Each child gets the individual attention they need. Current term: Thurs 11 Jan - Thurs 22 March, 10 week course (no class 15 Feb)


Creative Learning for Adults


Acting for Adults

The theatre runs six-week acting courses most seasons. These courses have been run by actor and director, Bob Kelly and the current director of Sligo youth Theatre, Jean Marie Perinetti. In Spring 2018, we are running an exciting drama programme, Sligo Acts. No acting classes will be scheduled until the Sligo Acts programme concludes. In 2017, the theatre hosted a weekend workshop tailored especially to actors working professionally; The Architecture and Playability of Theatre was delivered by actor and director, Mikel Murfi.


Music Workshops 

Recognising the wealth of talent and interest in music in the north west, the Hawk's Well has played host to many workshops catering for amatuer and professional musicians alike. Past workshops for adults include a Freddie White Songwriting WorkshopMusic Arrangement with Seamie O’Dowd and Sligo Fiddle Workshops with Oisin MacDiarmada. In Spring 2018, we begin a series of adult workshops with bodhran player, John Joe Kelly. Best known for his work with the band Flook, John Joe Kelly is constantly expanding the boundaries of what beats and sounds you can get from one single drum. Bodhrán Workshops with John Joe Kelly provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a six week course with the bodhrán master.

Literary Workshops

The Hawk's Well Theatre hosts many literary-themed workshops for adults throughout the year. For Spring 2018, we have The Art of the Spoken Word with Jessica Traynor, and a weekend workshop, Playwriting with Gavin Kostick, (literary manager, Fishamble) taking place at the theatre. Past literary workshops include sessions with writers Brian Leyden and Carlo Gebler, and poetry workshops with Jane Clarke.