This Summer is all about visual arts with our free exhibition and activities as well as a series of creative, animal-themed workshops.

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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.

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We believe that you are never too young to become a theatre lover! The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present three internationally acclaimed shows for children.

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Our annual Popular Music Week is back, alongside aerial dance show Strange Feathers and spooky activity in partnership with Bram Stoker Festival!

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Featured Events

  • The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition!

    1 Jul - 27 Aug 2017 Read More
  • Teacher’s Course: Creative Music & Drama

    21 Aug - 25 Aug 2017 Read More
  • If Only Rosa Could Do Magic

    30 Sep - 3 Oct 2017 Read More
  • Poggle

    5 Oct - 8 Oct 2017 Read More
  • We Come From Far Far Away

    12 Oct - 15 Oct 2017 Read More
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Our Autumn/Winter events are now on sale!

From September-December we bring you theatre, music, dance and science – giving children lots of opportunities to discover and love the arts!

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A Tribute to Professor John Coolahan as he steps down from the Board of The Ark after 13 years.

The following is an extract from a tribute given by Catherine Byrne, Chair of The Ark’s Board at the

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Add your own Beautiful Beasts to our Summer Exhibition!

Do you have a beautiful pet? Does your child have a best animal-friend who deserves to be celebrated?

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