Macnas At Home

National gallery of Ireland

Venue: Your Home
Videos released throughout the October Mid-Term Break.

Join The Boy Explorer and create your own magical world of Macnas at home this Hallowe’en!  

The Boy Explorer has returned and he needs your help. He had been wondering how we’d celebrate Hallowe’en this year. Well, he’s come up with a brilliant idea: along with magic-makers Macnas, he’s inviting dreamers of every age, from 0 -100 years old, to use the magic of imagination to bring him and his friends to life.


Episode One – Creating Your Story

Episode Two – Movement 

Episode Three – Mask Making


Episode Four – Sound & Drumming

Bram Stoker Festival once again partners with Macnas, in a year when a parade isn’t possible, to bring the magic of Macnas right into your home. In a series of online videos released during the October Mid-Term, families nationwide will be guided through the creation of their own Macnas at home experience; from imagining your story, to mask making, movement and sound and drumming, you’ll follow step-by-step as Macnas teach you how to build and stage your own Hallowe’en spectacle at home!

On Hallowe’en, we invite everyone to upload their creations to social media using the hashtag #BramStokerMacnas, for the whole world to see. 

Macnas are master storytellers who inspire and engage audiences creating big, bold, visual shows and performances through world-class theatrical experiences. This Hallowe’en, join them and become a pioneer of imagination at home! 

These videos, created by Macnas exclusively for Bram Stoker Festival, will be released via Bram Stoker Festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages daily from Tuesday 27 October until Saturday 31 October. 

Suitable for all ages. All videos will be captioned in English for deaf/hard of hearing viewers.