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Grass

27 Sep - 29 Sep

Look down. What are you standing on? Explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants in this quirky dance show for our youngest audiences.

Grass

Artists’ Coffee Morning - Oct 2018

3 Oct

Are you an artist with an interest in creating work with or for children? We invite you to pop into The Ark for a welcoming cup of coffee or tea and meet with other like-minded artists.

Artists’ Coffee Morning - Oct 2018

Seedlings Workshops: LOOK! SEE?

5 Oct - 6 Oct

This month in our early years programme, artist Lucy Hill will be exploring how we see the world – and how it might see us!

Seedlings Workshops: LOOK! SEE?

Night Light

6 Oct - 8 Oct

A magical and poetic journey through the night, exploring children’s relationship with light.

Night Light

The Young King

10 Oct - 14 Oct

Story by Oscar Wilde. Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom.

The Young King

Animation Art Show Exhibition & Auction 2018

27 Oct - 4 Nov

The Ark is delighted to welcome back the Animation Art Show - an art exhibition and auction in aid of Irish children's charities.

Animation Art Show Exhibition & Auction 2018

Dracula’s Disco 2018

29 Oct

Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ spinning the decks and scratching vinyl for our free family music and dance party in Meeting House Square.Part of the Bram Stoker Festival 2018.

Dracula’s Disco 2018

Half Light

1 Nov - 3 Nov

We welcome Bombinate Theatre to The Ark with this engaging and heartwarming show for ages 8+.

Half Light

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

2 Nov - 3 Nov

It's the sixth iteration of our monthly early years programme Seedlings, and artist Lucy Hill will be creating something perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

Teachers: Drámaíocht Chruthaitheach don Seomra Ranga

10 Nov

Díreoidh stiúrthóir ealaíne Branar, Marc Mac Lochlainn, ar leabhar de chuid Oliver Jeffers a bhfuil cion mór air, How to Catch a Star, mar bhunús leis an gceardlann chruthaitheach seo do mhúinteoirí.

Teachers: Drámaíocht Chruthaitheach don Seomra Ranga

Schools: Chemical Composition - Making Music with H2O

13 Nov - 14 Nov

Composer Nick Roth will visit your school to lead children in examining the chemical composition of water through music. For 1st-3rd or 4th-6th Classes. Part of Science Week 2018.

Schools: Chemical Composition - Making Music with H2O

Talk for Adults:  Learning Science through Music

15 Nov

Drawing on residencies at the California Academy of Sciences (CalAcademy) and the European Space Agency (ESA), this free talk for grown-ups with Nick Roth, explores the function of music as a means of translating and understanding science.

Talk for Adults:  Learning Science through Music

Schools: Drama & Dreams Inspired by Space

15 Nov - 16 Nov

Dr Niamh Shaw will visit your school to deliver a science based workshop created to ignite a love of STEM. The workshop teaches children about astronomy in a fun and engaging way, through presentation, storytelling and drama. Part of Science Week 2018.

Schools: Drama & Dreams Inspired by Space

Life on Mars - Let’s make a Habitat!

17 Nov

What do humans need to stay alive and work efficiently on Earth? How could we meet these needs in space? Find out in these fun, science-based workshops for ages 10-12 with Dr Niamh Shaw. Part of Science Week 2018

Life on Mars - Let’s make a Habitat!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - December

30 Nov - 1 Dec

It's the December iteration of our monthly early years programme Seedlings, and artist Lucy Hill will be creating something perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - December

How to Catch a Star

5 Dec - 30 Dec

We welcome Branar Téatar do Pháistí back to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' best-selling picture book.

How to Catch a Star