Far Away From Me

12 Feb - 15 Mar

World premiere of a brand new theatre show by Amy Conroy, inspired by The Princess and the Pea and infused with the excitement of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling.

Far Away From Me

Spring Jazz Spells Workshop

21 Feb - 8 Mar

A jazz-inspired early years music workshop for 2-4 year olds. With musician Nick Roth.

Spring Jazz Spells Workshop

Once Upon a Timeless: New Forms for Fairytales

3 Mar

A free panel discussion for grown-ups on the enduring popularity of fairy tales and the challenges and opportunities they offer for theatrical and filmic storytelling.

Once Upon a Timeless: New Forms for Fairytales

Schools: Once Upon a Picture Experience

24 Mar - 23 Apr

A fun and imaginative visual art & literature based programme exploring strand units of the English and Visual Arts curriculum. For Junior Infants - 6th Class

Schools: Once Upon a Picture Experience

The Enchanted Treasure Chest Workshop

28 Mar - 25 Apr

A mysterious treasure chest has been found in The Ark! Join artist Bethan Parkes to discover the secrets of the chest in this fun, visual arts based workshop for ages 2-4.

The Enchanted Treasure Chest Workshop

Once Upon a Picture Exhibition

28 Mar - 2 May

Every artwork has a story to tell! Sometimes worlds cross over and strange things happen - humans take on animal form, objects shrink or grow, people dream enchanted dreams and things are not always as they seem. A free exhibition for ages 4+

Once Upon a Picture Exhibition

Inventing Quirky Characters Workshop

30 Mar - 31 Mar

In this imaginative workshop, visual artist Paula Henihan will help you to create your own curious or fantastical character, using a range of mixed media, collage, and drawing techniques. Ages 4-6 & 7-9.

Inventing Quirky Characters Workshop

Storytelling Session with Jack Lynch

4 Apr

Escape to The Ark for some magical storytelling with renowned Irish storyteller Jack Lynch. For Ages 5+

Storytelling Session with Jack Lynch

Making Magical Stories: Family Workshop

6 Apr - 7 Apr

Work together as a family to create a magical story and bring it to life visually. A workshop for ages 4+ and their families with visual artist Jo May.

Making Magical Stories: Family Workshop

The Art of Fantastical Flavours Workshop

10 Apr - 11 Apr

Discover some of the most bizarre recipes ever invented and how they've been inspired by stories, artworks, tastes, places...Then write and design your own! For ages 8-12.

The Art of Fantastical Flavours Workshop

Rock on Baby Music Workshops

16 Apr

Rock, pop and bop your way through these fun and upbeat early years music workshops. With musician Eamon Sweeney. For ages 2-4.

Rock on Baby Music Workshops

Monster Music Improv

18 Apr

Join acclaimed vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, outstanding guitarist and technology-whizz Shane Latimer and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference. For ages 5+.

Monster Music Improv

Talk: The Making of Song of The Sea

2 May

Don’t miss your chance to discover the story behind Song of The Sea, the animated feature film by Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, in this special talk with Director Tomm Moore and Assistant Director Fabian Erlinghauser.

Talk: The Making of Song of The Sea

Schools: Tiger Tale

22 May

Captivating dance for 1st - 6th Class. Part of the Dublin Dance Festival Family Season.

Schools: Tiger Tale

Schools: Elephant Walk

27 May - 28 May

Two smitten penguins, some playful seals, a lazy caravan of camels, a hen laying eggs, a dog and a cat, and of course-some elephants! A playful dance show for ages 2-5

Schools: Elephant Walk

Colour! for schools

3 Jun - 19 Jun

Perfect for school tours! The Ark has created a visually stimulating exhibition that brings to life the fascinating story of colour. Your class will experience a guided tour of the exhibition and an artist-led workshop.

Colour! for schools

CPD for Teachers: Colour in the Classroom

6 Jun

A CPD Course for Primary School Teachers. In partnership with Dublin West Education Centre. Experience a practical approach to visual arts education and how it could be applied within your school.

CPD for Teachers: Colour in the Classroom