Events - Archive: Ages 8-12

2 Jun
Workshop: Digging In & Greening the City

Come along and dig in! Meet with city greening experts Green Edge and help to transform The Ark building into a new green space in Temple Bar bursting with plant and bird life.

29 May - 15 Jun
Schools: Beats & Rhythms From Around the World

Perfect for school tours, take a trip around the globe through rhythm! Your class will learn all about drumming and rhythmic music styles from around the world as well as take part in a dynamic hands-on percussion workshop where they will experience how to play a group rhythm piece together as a band.

27 May
Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop

Step into a world of fairy-tales as you’ve never seen them before in this creative workshop with Bethan Woollvin. Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin.

27 May
Big Stories: Giant Pictures

Picture books are brought alive on the big screen by Sarah Bowie, Bethan Woollvin, John Kane & Peter Donnelly, as we welcome International Literature Festival Dublin back to The Ark.

18 May - 20 May
Hocus Pocus

We regret to announce that due to injury, these performances of Philippe Saire’s Hocus Pocus at The Ark as part of #DDF2018 have been cancelled. We are currently working on rescheduling this event for later in the year. Please check back here for updates in the coming days. The Ark and Dublin Dance Festival will be in contact with everyone who has purchased a ticket from our respective box offices. If you haven’t heard from us by the end of Thursday 17th May, if you booked via us you can contact us on or +353 (0)1670 7788. Ticketholders who booked through DDF can contact them on or +353 (0)1 673 0660. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

7 May
Fun Size Jazz!

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

20 Apr - 21 Apr
Trad Gigs for Children: MOXIE

Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages. Part of MusicTown 2018

7 Apr
Me & The City - Open House

To mark the end of our Me & The City programme, we open up our doors for you to come and take a look at what the children have been up to!

26 Mar - 6 Apr
4-Day Visual Art Camps

Be part of the youngest architectural design team in town! During this enjoyable and highly creative camp you will work in groups to plan, design and build a model for The Children’s Quarter, a new urban development and landmark for the city of Dublin.

10 Mar
A Playful City @ Me & The City

Come and meet our friends from A Playful City who have come to join us with their cool, purpose-built 'Pow Wow' area created with the award winning Sean Harrington Architects. The Pow Wow's fun and interactive design breathes life into the consultation process, making consultation meaningful and playful and allows people of all ages to give their ideas and opinions on how play can transform the spaces in their communities.