A jam-packed programme of traditional music and craft activities, with concerts, workshops and sessions for schools & families.
We team up with Ireland's ground-breaking mental health arts & culture festival for a selection of children's workshops and an artists' coffee morning focusing on our mental wellbeing.
We team up with the Spike: Dublin Alternative Cello Festival for a day of cello-based musical activity for children.
We’re delighted to be partnering with the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival with a mid-term full of film and animation workshops.
A visual art programme where the sky is truly the limit! See our space-themed displays exploring early astronomy, vintage sci-fi toys, publications and space-related artwork before creating out-of-this-world artwork through painting, drawing and 3D modelling in workshops with artist Jole Bortoli.
The Ark presents the second year of our exciting international music festival for children aged 2-12, with more outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad.
Moon Woke Me Up
Magical Moonbeams: Paper Lantern Workshops
Seedlings Workshops: If at first you don’t succeed…
Trad Gigs for Children: Goitse
Flow with the Cello: Music & Movement Workshops
Who knew wheelbarrows would be such a hit?! - Artist Blog by Joanna Parkes
The Ark’s Early Years Artist in Residence 2019/20, Joanna Parkes, talks about how play, props and the participation of grown-ups has helped little ones explore drama, stories and different characters in her Seedlings Early Years Workshops.
OPEN CALL: John Coolahan Early Years Artist Residency 2020/21
The Ark is delighted to invite professional artists from the fields of dance or music to apply for our 12 month Early Years Artist Residency, running from May 2020-April 2021.
Just Released - The Haircut! Classroom Activity Pack
A brand new Classroom Activity Pack to accompany The Ark's upcoming production of The Haircut! is now available to download!