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

The King Who Finds Feelings Confusing

19 Jan

Meet the King who has banned feelings and colours from his Kingdom in this fun and interactive workshop for 3 to 5 years olds and their grown-ups. In partnership with First Fortnight.

The King Who Finds Feelings Confusing

TradGigs for Children: Pólca 4

25 Jan - 26 Jan

Bringing the distinctive driving rhythms and speed of West Kerry trad to the stage, Pólca 4 will showcase their lively take on this unique regional style of Irish music with fun and energetic bilingual gigs for schools and families.

TradGigs for Children: Pólca 4

Seedlings Workshops: Sewing Someone to Love

25 Jan - 26 Jan

Our Early Years Artist in Residence, Lucy Hill explores handmade crafts in this engaging workshop for ages 2-4. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Seedlings Workshops: Sewing Someone to Love

Children’s Crafts Club 2019

26 Jan - 27 Jan

Try your hand at a variety of fun crafts using different materials at this year’s Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club for Ages 4+. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019.

Children’s Crafts Club 2019

Interactive Installation: The Curious Cello

8 Feb - 9 Feb

Discover an unusual cello you can play without having taken any lessons! A fun new music installation by composer Jonathan Nangle.

Interactive Installation: The Curious Cello

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

1 Mar - 2 Mar

Our Seedlings workshops offer opportunities to explore materials and the world around them through playful and engaging activities. Ideal for getting little ones (and their grown-up!) imagining and creating together.

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

29 Mar - 30 Mar

Our Seedlings workshops offer opportunities to explore materials and the world around them through playful and engaging activities. Ideal for getting little ones (and their grown-up!) imagining and creating together.

Seedlings Early Years Workshops

BIG BANG Dublin! 2019

5 Apr - 7 Apr

In April 2019, we will present Ireland’s first ever annual international music festival for young audiences. You can look forward to lots of amazing music performances and exciting installations for children aged 2 to 12.

BIG BANG Dublin! 2019

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered!

13 Apr - 23 Jun

Throw the dice and enter a colourful and creative world of board games in this exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London.

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered!