The Ark, Dublin

11a Eustace Street
Dublin     Dublin 2

Phone: 01 670 7788

The Ark, Dublin

An exciting arts & cultural centre for children in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar.

An exciting arts & cultural centre for children in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar.

The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children. We create opportunities for children, along with their families and friends or with their school, to discover and love art. Through our work with leading Irish and international artists children can enjoy performances in our unique child-sized theatre, view engaging exhibitions or participate in creative workshops.

We believe in every child’s right to discover and love art in a society where creativity and culture are valued and enrich our lives.

Our Mission is to spark childhood imagination by making and sharing great art for, by and about children, bringing joy

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Founded: 1995

Categories: Art Gallery, Concert Venue, Live Music Venue, Non-Profit Organization, Theatre

Hours

Wed: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Events

Me & The City - A New Building for Dublin

Me & The City - A New Building for Dublin
11:30 am - 03 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

To start the workshop, you will visit our gallery, which will be full of displays that will explore the creation of cities, their architecture and diverse habitats....

My Town - Me & The City for Ages 2-4

My Town - Me & The City for Ages 2-4
10:00 am - 08 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Our youngest participants can also get involved with 'Me & The City' with these gentle, creative workshops for Ages 2-4. Visual artist Jane Groves invites you to...

Me & The City - Spectacular Street Art

Me & The City - Spectacular Street Art
11:30 am - 10 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Dublin is full of colourful murals. Have you seen any? On the side of many buildings you can spot skillfully done large-scale paintings. Some depict realistic subjects...

Me & The City - Spires, Towers & Imaginative Structures

Me & The City - Spires, Towers & Imaginative Structures
02:00 pm - 19 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Dublin has the Spire, Paris the Eiffel Tower and New York has the Statue of Liberty but perhaps you would like to design and make a new landmark monument or structure...

4-Day Visual Art Camps (Ages 8-12)

4-Day Visual Art Camps (Ages 8-12)
10:00 am - 26 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

This Easter holiday, you can be part of the youngest architectural design team in town! During this enjoyable and highly creative four-day camp you will work in...

Me & The City - What’s in a City?

Me & The City - What’s in a City?
11:30 am - 31 March 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn, observe and to explore built spaces. You will, draw, feel and transform spaces using a wide selection of...

MOXIE - Trad Gigs for Children

MOXIE - Trad Gigs for Children
10:15 am - 20 April 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages. Part of...

Past Events

Lego Animation Workshops (Ages 8-12)

Lego Animation Workshops (Ages 8-12)
10:30 am - 13 February 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Make your own Lego movie in this practical workshop with Brick Flicks. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark. All you need to bring is your favourite Lego character...

Zombie Prosthetics Workshop - Ages 9+

Zombie Prosthetics Workshop - Ages 9+
11:00 am - 10 February 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Children aged 9+ can learn how to transform into a spooky zombie with Julie-Ann Ryan, special effects makeup artist on productions such as The Tudors, Vikings &...

TradFest Children's Hub 2018

TradFest Children's Hub 2018
10:15 am - 26 January 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

Get down to The Ark this TradFest for a jam-packed programme of concerts, workshops and sessions for all the family. Experience some leading musicians performing...

Music in Glass Exhibition - Ages 6+

Music in Glass Exhibition - Ages 6+
10:30 am - 20 January 2018

At The Ark, Dublin

We explore sound captured in glass in this beautiful free exhibition of work by Irish glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018 Featuring...

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls
10:15 am - 01 December 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter! From sparkling icicles to wolves in...

The Ombudsman for Children

The Ombudsman for Children
06:00 pm - 23 November 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

To coincide with Universal Children’s Day and as we acknowledge the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child...

Spooky Songs and Sounds Workshops

Spooky Songs and Sounds Workshops
11:00 am - 03 November 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Create your own fun and spooky music, soundscapes and songs for the week that’s in it with the help of Lorna McLaughlin, a member of the band The Henry Girls....

Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop - Ages 7+

Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop - Ages 7+
11:00 am - 01 November 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Learn how to create your own original pop songs in a lively workshop led by artists from Createschool Presents SongSchool. Invent your own lyrics and then come up...

Dracula’s Disco (Free Entry)

Dracula’s Disco (Free Entry)
02:00 pm - 30 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ spinning the decks and scratching vinyl for our outdoor family music and dance party. Don't forget your costumes!...

The Supernatural Pop-Up Choir Family Workshop

The Supernatural Pop-Up Choir Family Workshop
02:00 pm - 29 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

We are going to create a big, other-worldly sounding choir and sing pop songs together in just an afternoon! Part of the Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin. For ages 7+...

Make your own Deadly Dance Track - Workshops for 8+

Make your own Deadly Dance Track - Workshops for 8+
10:30 am - 28 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

This mid-term, become a dance music producer in this music technology workshop especially for ages 8+. Part of the Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin 2017. Make great...

We Come From Far Far Away at the Dublin Theatre Festival

We Come From Far Far Away at the Dublin Theatre Festival
10:00 pm - 12 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Inside the theatre is a big tent. Inside the big tent is a smaller tent, and inside this tent is a boy. He is called Abdullah, and he comes from Syria. He wants...

We Come From Far Far Away - Theatre for Ages 10+

We Come From Far Far Away - Theatre for Ages 10+
10:15 am - 12 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

The Ark & Dublin Theatre Festival present New International Encounter (NIE), with a powerful show for children inspired by true stories. Performed in a traditional...

Poggle - Theatre for Ages 2-5

Poggle - Theatre for Ages 2-5
12:15 pm - 05 October 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

The Ark & Dublin Theatre Festival present Barrowland Ballet's warm-hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in...

If Only Rosa Could Do Magic - Theatre for Ages 5-9

If Only Rosa Could Do Magic - Theatre for Ages 5-9
02:00 pm - 30 September 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

The Ark & Dublin Theatre Festival present Katja Brita Lindeberg Produksjoner (Norway) in a deliciously funny and bittersweet clown show full of charm and sparkle! Some...

Culture Night 2017 at The Ark

Culture Night 2017 at The Ark
04:00 pm - 22 September 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

This culture night as organisations across Ireland throw open their doors for free-events, The Ark presents three mini music performance trails in our unique building....

5-Day Teacher’s Summer Course: Creative Music & Drama

5-Day Teacher’s Summer Course: Creative Music & Drama
10:00 am - 21 August 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Following the huge success in 2013 and 2016, we are excited to present this engaging arts summer course focussing on the two curriculum areas of Drama and Music. This...

Transformation Masks Workshop (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)

Transformation Masks Workshop (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)
11:30 am - 12 August 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

During this workshop you will be making your own brightly coloured Transformation Mask using mixed media materials. What will you transform yourself in to? Transformation...

Visual Art Workshops: I Wear the Antlers (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)

Visual Art Workshops: I Wear the Antlers (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)
11:30 am - 07 August 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

Create colourful head dresses based on animal characteristics, forms and textures in this 3D mixed media workshop. How would you like to take on the power and wisdom...

Soap Carving Workshop - An Animal in My Pocket (Ages 7+)

Soap Carving Workshop - An Animal in My Pocket (Ages 7+)
11:30 am - 05 August 2017

At The Ark, Dublin

In many traditional cultures small carvings of animals perform a protective function. In this workshop you will carve a personal talisman to carry with you in your...

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