The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition!

1 Jul - 27 Aug

Free Entry! Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures. Along with a brand new limestone seal, amongst these quirky, lovable animals you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise!

The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition!

Teacher’s Course: Creative Music & Drama

21 Aug - 25 Aug

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.

Teacher’s Course: Creative Music & Drama

Culture Night at The Ark 2017

22 Sep

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

Culture Night at The Ark 2017

The Ark Fundraising Luncheon

29 Sep

Please join us at The Ark's inaugural Fundraising Luncheon raising money to support The Ark Access for Schools programme.

The Ark Fundraising Luncheon

If Only Rosa Could Do Magic

30 Sep - 3 Oct

A deliciously funny and bittersweet clown show full of charm and sparkle!

If Only Rosa Could Do Magic

Poggle

5 Oct - 8 Oct

A warm-hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world which the children have the chance to explore.

Poggle

We Come From Far Far Away

12 Oct - 15 Oct

Inside the theatre is a big tent. Inside the big tent is a smaller tent. Inside this smaller tent is a boy.

We Come From Far Far Away

Make your own Deadly Dance Track Workshop

28 Oct - 2 Nov

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

Make your own Deadly Dance Track Workshop

The Supernatural Pop-Up Choir Family Workshop

29 Oct

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 2017

The Supernatural Pop-Up Choir Family Workshop

Dracula’s Disco

30 Oct

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! Part of the Bram Stoker Festival 2017

Dracula’s Disco

Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop

1 Nov

Learn how to create your own original pop songs in a lively workshop led by artists from Songschool. Invent your own lyrics and then come up with rhythms and melodies to turn them into a new smash hit!

Songwriting & Digital Tools Workshop

Spooky Songs and Sounds Workshop

3 Nov

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.

Spooky Songs and Sounds Workshop

Strange Feathers

4 Nov - 5 Nov

We are delighted to welcome Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre to The Ark for the first time with this beautiful show for our youngest audiences.

Strange Feathers

Children’s voices: Are we listening?

8 Nov - 9 Nov

We welcome Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership who will host a 2-day sectoral event as part of its 20-year anniversary celebrations. In partnership with Dublin Book Festival.

Children’s voices: Are we listening?

Exploring Winter Through Music: CPD for Teachers

11 Nov

Lorna McLaughlin, who is a member of the band The Henry Girls, will lead teachers in a hands-on music workshop working with songs and music material from our winter music show Tracks in the Snow which was commissioned by The Ark and written by The Henry Girls especially for young audiences.

Exploring Winter Through Music: CPD for Teachers

Talk for Grown-ups: I Still Want to Go to Space

16 Nov

Join Dr Niamh Shaw in conversation as she shares the science of space travel in her naturally engaging and warm style. A talk for adults that will change your relationship with space and inspire you to embrace STEM in new and interactive ways

Talk for Grown-ups: I Still Want to Go to Space

Music Gigs: SPACE

17 Nov - 18 Nov

Always popular with The Arks audience, Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden invite children aged 6+ to take part in a musical exploration into space! Part of Science Week at The Ark

Music Gigs: SPACE

Family Talk: My Place in Space

19 Nov

How was our Solar System made? How do we smash an atom? Did you know that we are all made from star dust? Find out in this special space-themed Science Week event

Family Talk: My Place in Space

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls

1 Dec - 30 Dec

Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter!

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls