Throughout our birthday season, we invite you to escape from the hustle and bustle of town and drop in to our free hang-out area.
Back by popular demand, The Ark presents Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs’s playful adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story. The perfect Christmas treat for Ages 7+.
We're heading out to The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon with our show full of crazy poems, silly songs and nonsense verse from some of the best loved children’s poets.
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.
Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at these fun drop-in sessions for beginners.
If you’re aged 6+ and play an instrument, this is your chance to come and play in a real trad session!
Try your hand at a variety of fun traditional crafts using different natural materials at this year’s Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club for Ages 4+.
Learn to use a range of fun household objects to create music as you form your own family folk band for an afternoon!
An intimate traditional music performance specifically designed for young children (aged 3-6) and their families.
Come join Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath in an inspiring and fun Foley workshop looking at the often surprising ways that sound effects are is produced for film.
Make your own Lego movie in this hands-on workshop with Brick Flicks.
Cartoon Saloon, the creators of Oscar nominated Song of the Sea return to The Ark with a fun workshop to introduce their brand-new animated feature film The Breadwinner.
Children are the focus of our portrait gallery, with a collection of 12 portraits by acclaimed Irish artist Brian Maguire alongside a range of self-portraits drawn by children.
This creative workshop focuses on developing drawing and observational skills, and is strongly aligned with the drawing, paint and colour strand of the visual arts curriculum.
Forget the mobile phone, why not draw or paint your own selfie? Artist Jole Bortoli helps you explore different ways and styles to create your self portrait in this creative workshop
A fun and creative session with artist Jane Groves that introduces young children (Ages 2-4) to simple portraiture.
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.
A professional development workshop with Tim Crouch, director of Jeramee, Hartleby and Ooglemore.