Thursday 4 December 2014

Review: Abracadabra Creative School for Self Development

I had the pleasure of being invited to a preview of Abracadabra’s Creative School for Self Development’s upcoming Christmas Show in Powerscourt Towncentre.

As many of us know, Abracadabra is a word we commonly hear Magician’s say. What I didn't know was that it is a Hebrew word meaning "I create what I say" At Abracadabra, they are creating awareness of our words, thoughts and actions. Their believe is that each child is unique and they want to acknowledge their talents, creativity, imagination, their way of learning and interacting with their peers. This is achieved through their interactive shows, workshops, camps where children create stories, singing, moving and sharing their ideas. They work together and perform using each child’s contribution in the creative process.

When I was invited, I have to admit I was quite sceptical as to how this was going to work. So I decided to go with an open mind with my family and hoped that they’d enjoy it.

The show which is approximately 50 minutes long, took a different take on what we would traditionally call a Christmas story. It’s the story of a young boy who is blind and has never seen Christmas and wants to feel what it is like. Through the help of his mother and the interaction of the audience this was achieved.

With the show being aimed towards 1 – 9 year old's, my son who is 3 years old, really enjoyed taking part. This delighted me as he can be very shy in new environments. Our daughter too who is 10 months enjoyed clapping along as she sat on her Daddy’s knee. It was fantastic that not only were children involved but parents too, including me!

As a family event I think it is a lovely way of adding to your festivities and to top it off, after wards you could enjoy the Christmas Lights in Powerscourt Townhouse and on Grafton Street.


Irina from Abracadabra Creative School for Self Development has kindly offered a discount for their shows on Sunday 7th & 14th of December.

Anyone who emails Irina at with the subject title CHRISTMAS SHOW DISCOUNT will receive a link where you can purchase a Family ticket for €25 (2 Adults + 2 Children).

Ticket prices are currently €10 per person so this is a great saving for the family.

For their upcoming events visit their website

Happy Christmas

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much and looking forward to see you next year at our so many stories we are preparing to play with you.Abracadabra Team