Secret Garden Saturdays - Visual Arts Workshops

7 Jul - 25 Aug

Above the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar is its best-kept secret…The Ark’s top floor workshop & garden! Join artist Jane Groves for a series of visual art workshops inspired by what you can see and hear out there.

Secret Garden Saturdays - Visual Arts Workshops

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

9 Jul - 20 Jul

Join theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane for a fun, creative week of theatrical fun where you will discover how to put a play together from scratch!

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

Children’s Council 2018 Taster Workshops

14 Jul - 21 Jul

Are you are a creative young person who loves drama, music, dance or art? If you are going into 4th or 5th Class in September then this could be right up your street!

Children’s Council 2018 Taster Workshops

Summer Drama Camp!

23 Jul - 27 Jul

Things are getting dramatic this summer! Join us for a fun and creative week of drama based play for ages 6-8 with theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane.

Summer Drama Camp!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

30 Jul - 3 Aug

We welcome Brickflicks back to The Ark this summer with a brilliant five-day stop motion animation summer camp using the theme of Myths and Legends!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

Seedlings Workshops: Tangle, Loop & Weave

3 Aug - 4 Aug

This fourth iteration of our monthly early years programme continues the playful exploration of materials ideal for little ones aged 2-4 (and their grown-ups!) to imagine and create together.

Seedlings Workshops: Tangle, Loop & Weave

Fun Size Jazz!

6 Aug

Give jazz a try at The Ark as accomplished musicians share new ideas for young audiences in the second of our new Fun Size Jazz series. In partnership with Improvised Music Company.

Fun Size Jazz!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

8 Aug - 11 Aug

Roll up, roll up this summer as we join forces with Street Theatre Ireland for a mini festival of circus skills and performance for children!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

13 Aug - 17 Aug

Always hugely popular with teachers, we are delighted to be presenting this course for the fifth year in a row. This hands-on, creative course focuses on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama

20 Aug - 24 Aug

We are excited to present a new five day arts-science summer course led by scientist and theatre-maker Dr. Niamh Shaw, aimed at primary teachers of 1st-3rd classes.

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama

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 Early Years Workshops

5 Oct - 6 Oct

It's the fifth 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

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 family music and dance party. Don't forget your costumes! 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