Image of a scale set of cut our figures and buildings with animators in the background

Creative Teens Lab (ages 12–17 years)

(Event Postponed) In the Beginning, There Was Magic

Unfortunately this event has been postponed, we will contact all participants when we have a new date.

*** Museum Closure Announcement***

Due to the advice of the Irish public health authorities and to protect the health and welfare of our visitors and staff, the Chester Beatty will be closed to the public until further notice.


In the Beginning, There Was Magic: A Shoebox Theatre Making Workshop

Join artist and illustrator Duffy Mooney-Sheppard and explore the otherworldly characters, settings and stories found in the Chester Beatty Collection. Create your own mini theatre with mixed-media cut-out characters and bring it to life with dramatic light and shadow.

Tuesday 7 April, 1.30 – 4.30pm (12 – 17 years)

Closed today

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

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Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92