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.
Touring to three venues across Ireland, visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children.
We're out on tour with Improvised Music Company this Autumn with our music improvisation and visual adventure!
Join acclaimed jazz vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, outstanding guitarist and technology-whizz Shane Latimer and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference.
Cabaret queen Susannah de Wrixon faces her toughest critics yet as she sings from her charming collection of tunes for the under fives.
Let us introduce you to an exciting new way to make music together as a family using shapes, colours and animation.
It’s day time so Dracula is asleep. We have stolen into his underground sound lab and are going to make the spookiest music we can – and hope we don’t wake him up! Presented in association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Bring your instrument and join-in to play fun and easy pop tunes and riffs with a spooky theme with other young musicians in a real popular music jam session. Ages 7+. In association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ Will Softly spinning the decks and scratching vinyl. Don't forget your Halloween costumes! Presented in association with Bram Stoker Festival 2016
Want to be in a band? Not sure how it all works? Come along to this fun music performance mid-term camp and find out! For Ages 8+
The Ark welcome Collapsing Horse with a theatrical adventure for children aged 4- 6 (and those who remember what it was like to be 4-6!)
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
As both organisations turn 21 this year, The Ark and Children’s Rights Alliance are delighted to be teaming up to present a special public forum surveying the landscape of significant change for children in Ireland during the lifetime of both organisations.
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
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.