Summer Camps taking place at the Moat Theatre in Naas

Plenty of fun workshops, drama, and ballet

Kim O'Leary


Kim O'Leary


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The Moat Theatre, Naas

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the whole world.” – Albert Einstein

 All Co Kildare parents will agree, children and teenagers have a flair for the dramatic, imagination to beat the band and a sense of adventure! Speech, drama and music classes are not only important for a child’s education but also for their confidence, social skills, mental health and development.

Being in an artistic environment lends to creative thinking or, in corporate speak, “thinking outside the box”. Mixing with children outside their usual social set, making new friends, feeling the thrill of performance, learning new skills and all while having great fun?

You and your child will find it all on your doorstep in the centre of Naas town this Summer.

Encouraging children and young people to explore the world of creative arts in a safe environment, and under expert tuition, The Moat Theatre in Naas has a long-established relationship with the various Arts and Drama groups in the town and surrounding areas.

This summer promises exciting programs for children and teenagers, interested in acting, singing, song-writing and performing.  Suitable from ages 5 to 17, these courses all have limited spaces so early booking is recommended.


Mary Power Cooney’s Theatrics

Heading into her 20th year teaching dramatics in The Moat Theatre, Mary Power Cooney leads one of the most popular classes at the Theatre throughout the year, and during the summer camp season!

Children leave Mary’s classes with self belief, self awareness and friendships that long outlast their childhood years.

Ages 5 – 13

8th – 12th July


Songwriting Workshop with Megan O’Neill

Multi Award winning Singer-Songwriter Megan O’Neill is returning home and is giving this very special workshop for budding singers and songwriters. If older teens (up to 18) are interested, contact Megan so she can split the class accordingly. See for more information

Ages 10 – 16

22nd – 25th July 10am to 3pm


Brian Brady Youth Theatre 

Now in their 13th year, Brian and Allie Brady will put participants through their paces three afternoons each week, throughout the summer. At the beginning of September, there will be a week-long, open to the public, run of OKLAHOMA! Children will have so much fun making friends, singing, dancing and enjoying the summer in a way you will never forget!


25th June – 30th August



Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School “Let’s Make a Ballet”

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country. This ever popular program gives young participants a taste of what it’s really like to work as a professional ballet dancer. The week starts each day with class on stage with Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers. Participants will have an unforgettable time working with the dancers creating their very own ballet, complete with props and designing their costumes before performing it for friends and family at the end of the week.

Ages 6 – 18, boys and girls, with or without dance training

29th July – 2nd August, 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm (depending on group)




 July 15th  – July 19th, 9.30am – 2.30pm.

To Book Contact Starcamp Directly on 021-4377900 or visit


For more information please telephone The Moat Theatre Box Office on 045 88 30 30 or email Parents can make payments with Debit or Credit Card over the phone, or in person, Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm.