The Ark

The Ark

About The Ark
Established in 1995, 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. 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 and creating a cultural engagement that lasts a lifetime.

Current Events at The Ark:
Jeramee, Hartleby & Oooglemore

Easter Holidays, Wed 12-23 April, 2017

Join us as we head to the seaside this Easter in a joyful theatre show that children and grown-ups will love.

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it in this “stupidly lovely show… that offers a child’s eye view of the world and all its mysteries” (The Guardian), for ages 3+ from the Unicorn Theatre in London. Revelling in delightful innocence and glorious stupidity, Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore is a surprising and surreal encounter with three people who have a lot to say but only three words with which to say it.

At Home Alone

At Home Alone
19 May – 20 May, 2017
Dublin Dance Festival and The Ark present a family show for ages 6+ from Balletto di Roma (Italy)

Using unique video interactions, this multimedia dance show encourages young audiences to discover fun new ways to get creative with technology. Like a hall of mirrors, two dancers use a computer on stage to distort their own images on a big screen, playfully expanding and contracting the space and their bodies in a surprising visual game. Children can give it a try themselves during a period of guided interactive play at the end.

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At The Ark, there’s always something fresh and fun in store for the children and parents of Dublin to enjoy! Check out our website and social media channels for more information on upcoming events and workshops!

Address: 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Phone: 01 670 7788





Hours/ Days of Operation:
Varies dependent on Programme. Public Events most weekends and school holidays.

Special Features:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free Wifi
  • Public Restrooms
  • Special Needs Friendly
  • Garda Vetted
  • Pet Friendly (Assistance animals only)


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