Events - Archive: Families

9 Jun
Early Years Music Workshops: Little Birds

This early years music workshop is inspired by the very distinctive voice of a bird called a Bittern who lives in the reed beds, next to the water.

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.

31 May - 2 Jun
Seedlings Early Years Workshops - June

The Paper Playground. Let’s leave the toys aside awhile to play with the packaging! In the second of our monthly early years programme Seedlings for ages 2-4, we explore the creative potential of paper!

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.

3 May - 5 May
Seedlings Early Years Workshops - May

We kick off our new monthly early-years programme Seedlings with a special workshop perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their older relatives.

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!