Cecilian Theatre Arts presents Afterglow

Cecilian Theatre Arts explores and expresses the promise of new life, hope and better days to come.

Through prose, song & dance our vision for Afterglow depicts the pain and suffering that people have endured during this worldwide pandemic, while exploring & transitioning into the promise of new life, hope and better days to come.

Cecilian’s wish to dedicate the performance in memory of all those who have lost their lives during this pandemic.

Cecilian Theatre Arts, in Castleknock, is a well established award winning school run by Director Jennifer O’Dowd assisted by her Mum Rosalind, with Choreographer, Aisling Rountree.

The CECILIAN THEATRE ARTS has a unique holistic approach to DRAMA, DANCE & SINGING for Girls & Boys aged 3 – 18yrs.

The school is specifically designed to encourage Creativity, Confidence & Communication skills through the Arts. As well as being a kaleidoscope of fun it offers quality care & training for young people, in a SAFE & ENCOURAGING environment. Students also take part in an annual project/performance.

The Cecilian’s have produced many professional Studio Recordings, Music Videos, Charity Events, Festival Performances, Variety Shows & Full Musicals. Giving students unique experiences in all areas of performing Arts.

Having links to top Casting Directors & Production Companies, the Cecilian Agency offers students the opportunity to audition for Television & Film, if they express an interest in this area.

Students have worked with RTÉ, RTÉjr, TG4, on various programmes/films. Cecilian’s are well known for their inspirational work with young people and have received many awards in performance.

One highlight being an invitation to Áras an Uachtaráin from President Michael D.Higgins, paying tribute to the school. Honoured in recognition for their continued work in the community from a social, environmental and economic point of view.

All the performers come from the participating Community Groups who join us every year to enrich our pageant in the St. Patrick's Festival parade. We welcome you to join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of our wonderful community groups and thank them all for their exceptional commitment and contribution to the festival each year.

Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival