Once upon a time they all lived happily ever after – Really?

Drama facilitator Joanna Parkes suggests ways teachers can use Drama to challenge the stereotypes often present in traditional stories/fairytales.

“Ok guys, let’s take it from the toe hang!”

Thoughts from the rehearsal room...Actor Peter Corboy shares his experience of rehearsing our new show 'Far Away From Me'

Thoughts from the first day of rehearsals

It won’t matter how many years I work in theatre, I know I will never tire of the excitement of first day of rehearsals. There is something about the first day that is hard to capture in words but there is nothing like it. The first day of a brand new show like Far Away From Me is better again, as everyone is introduced for the first time to the story we will collectively tell to our audience.

Our Winter Art Studio experience.

We are coming to the final days of The Winter Art Studio here at The Ark. This vibrant programme has been immensely popular with public and schools alike. Our aim has been to connect children and families to contemporary art and artists and to invite them to experience a taste of being an artist working in an art studio.

Aideen Howard announced as new Director of The Ark

The Ark is delighted to announce that Aideen Howard has been appointed as its new Director. Aideen will commence the role in April 2015.

Christmas gift ideas at The Ark

Looking for an inspiring present this Christmas? The Ark has the perfect thing!

Most Peculiar Music Workshops taking the country by storm!

The Ark and Music Network are out and about with our Most Peculiar Wintry Music Workshops!

The Ark relaunches a much-loved album of songs and stories for children aged 3-8!

The Ark is delighted to be re-launching Out of the Door of The Ark, an album of songs for children aged 3-8 by Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden.

Trouble waking up in the morning? We can help!

We are delighted to unveil a very special dance track created by music maestro Gavin Timlin from Create Sound. This track has been specifically designed by Gavin as a fun ‘wake up’ alternative to the alarm clock for young people as the mornings get darker and we all need that something extra to help us start our day.

Events for Families at The Ark Sept-Dec

Theatre, Music, Visual Art & Crafts. We are delighted to announce some of the family events taking place this Autumn.