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Thursday June 9, 2022
- Thursday June 9, 2022
Backstage Theatre presents Lúminaria
Show Date & Time:
Thursday June 9, 10:00am
Ticket Price:

FREE to national school groups

Running Time:

45 minutes

Special Info:
This performance contains brief moments of strobe lighting & haze machine

Lúminaria is an out of this world show to suit all classes from 6 – 12 year olds. Best of all we’re making it available for free!

Backstage Theatre presents

By Fionnuala Gygax. Directed by Maisie Lee

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them.

Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness.

How to book:

Send an email with:

  • the name of your school
  • your contact details
  • number of pupils
  • number of teachers/snas
  • preferred time

Download the activity pack

“It genuinely was fantastic, so well acted and moving. The girls in all the classes were full of chat about it afterwards, they were enthralled! Such a treat, thank you!”
St Patrick’s Loreto

“We had a ball. My class loved the show and are still talking about the amazing light effects in each scene!!! Thanking you”
3rd class Teacher

I loved Lúminaria!!! An excellent show – so fantastic, it brought laughs, smiles and happy tears! What a treat!

“The show was absolutely fabulous. We enjoyed every bit of it from start to finish. We brought Junior Infants – 6th and we thought it mightn’t just suit all…but it absolutely did, fab fab!!!”
2nd Class Teacher

Lúminaria is a magical village of winding streets and colourful buildings of all shapes and sizes, where everybody is happy and bright. Except when darkness falls. The villagers of Lúminaria are terrified of the dark.

Standing tall in the centre of the village is the Tour De Lúmiére; a beautiful tower of light, managed by Lady Light, who ensures the villagers are never in darkness. But tonight there is a problem. The moon is about to go dark and Lady Light can’t summon the light within herself to keep the Tour shining brightly.

To protect her mother and the villagers from darkness, Lady Light’s daughter Lúna must be brave and confront her own fear of darkness by taking an adventure into the unknown to try and find the light. Alone, she takes a journey up into the mysterious sky where she doesn’t know what she might find.

On her journey she meets a cacophony of eccentric characters; a pair of mischievous Winds (Speed and Direction), a one-man-jazz band Cloud, Grumpy Uncle Storm, the bright Celestial Sun and the wise Grandmother Moon. Each character expands Lúna’s knowledge and teaches her about the importance of light and darkness in life.

This story is a magical hero’s journey about a young girl who learns that the things we are afraid of can reveal the most beautiful surprises.

Lúminaria is a theatrical extravaganza that explores fear, bravery and love. Using puppetry, an original musical score and theatrical magic, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.

A Backstage Theatre production supported by Arts Council Ireland with development support from Creative Ireland, Longford Arts Office and Roscommon Arts Centre.

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How To Book


We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.



Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

All our online bookings are powered by our partner organisation Ticketsolve.


By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

Seating Plan