The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children. We create opportunities for children, along with their families and friends or with their school, to discover and love art. Through our work with leading Irish and international artists children can enjoy performances in our unique child-sized theatre, view engaging exhibitions or participate in creative workshops.
The Ark’s Vision & Mission
The Ark creates original cultural programmes for children in a purpose built venue in the heart of Dublin.
Getting to The Ark
The Ark is located in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin 2. It's easy to get to by public transport and there are many family-friendly restaurants and cafes close by.
Box office opening times, group bookings, concessions, accessibility and other information.
Child Safeguarding Statement
The Ark is committed to a child-centred approach to our work with children and young people.
The Ark's Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct gives expression to the standards we uphold and the unique qualities we embody in our work in The Ark.
Work at The Ark
Employment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities at Ireland's only dedicated Children's Cultural Centre.
Over the years, lots of people have been kind enough to say some lovely things about the The Ark. We thought we’d share just a few.
About the Building
We are very lucky to have an award-winning building in the centre of Temple Bar in which to create our work. Find out more about the building here.
History of The Ark
Why was The Ark built? Who was responsible for it? Why is it called The Ark? Find out here!
The Ark is hugely grateful for the committed contribution of our annual funders, donors and partners.