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.

Ark logoCurrent Events at The Ark
There’s ALWAYS something fun and creative happening at the Ark!

As our programmes change from season to season, we encourage all our fans to check out the latest directly on our website! Here are a few highlights for the 2018-2019 Summer and school-year season!

Join us for summer camps in July and August 2018 that children will love!

  • Secret Garden Saturdays Saturdays 28 July & 4, 18 & 25 August | Ages 5+. Join artist Jane Groves for a series of gorgeous visual art workshops where you will use natural materials and playful processes to explore the birds, bugs and trees through drawing, print, clay and costume making. The theme and detail of each workshop is different – you can come to one or to all five Saturdays!

  • One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops 8-11 August | Ages 9-12. Roll up, roll up this summer as we join forces with Street Theatre Ireland for a mini festival of circus skills.

  • Seedlings Early Years Workshops Fri 3 & Sat 4 August | Ages 2-4. Tangle, Loop & Weave. Artist Lucy Hill will encourage children ages 2-4 to explore 3D space using fabric! The perfect opportunity for the children to get creative with their grown-ups.

More Great Fun and Creativity in Autumn/Winter 2018!

  • Theatre for Children Season for Dublin Theatre Festival
  • Dracula’s Disco 29 October
  • Half Light Theatre Show, 1-3 November | Ages 8+
  • How to Catch a Star, Theatre Show, 5-30 December | Ages 4+

Check back for great programmes coming in Spring 2019!

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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