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

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

Give Trad a Try 2019

26 Jan - 27 Jan

Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Give Trad a Try 2019

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

Children’s Open Trad Session 2019

27 Jan

If you’re aged 6+ and play an instrument, this is your chance to come and play in a real trad session! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Children’s Open Trad Session 2019

Family Workshop: Bodhrán Beats & Rhythms

27 Jan

Everyone's a drummer in this fun musical workshop for families to enjoy together! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Family Workshop: Bodhrán Beats & Rhythms

String Play

8 Feb - 9 Feb

Enjoy a musical trip through an ordinary day in this fun concert for Ages 5+.

String Play

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

Music in Film Workshop

16 Feb

Find out more about composing for film - perfect for children aged 5-7 with an interest in music and film. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark.

Music in Film Workshop

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

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!

Workshop: Make Your Own X’s and O’s!

20 Apr - 27 Apr

People all around the world have been playing X’s and O’s (also known as noughts and crosses or Tic Tac Toe) for thousands of years. Now it’s your turn to add your own unique, creative spin on this well-known game.

Workshop: Make Your Own X’s and O’s!

Family Talk: So you want to be a Game Designer?

6 May

Award-winning game designer and developer Brenda Romero has been inventing games since she was a child, landing her first job in game design at the age of 15.

Family Talk: So you want to be a Game Designer?

W.A.M. (We Are Monchichi)

11 May - 12 May

The Ark and Dublin Dance Festival present an engaging family show at the O'Reilly Theatre for ages 7+ that takes an amusing look at our relationship with others.

W.A.M. (We Are Monchichi)

Children’s Dance Workshop

11 May

This fun dance workshop for ages 7-12 will incorporate hip hop and contemporary dance techniques.

Children’s Dance Workshop

Game Plan for Schools: Polar Opposite Players

22 May - 21 Jun

A STEAM-based workshop on games and magnetism that can be tailored for Junior Infants to 6th Class.

Game Plan for Schools: Polar Opposite Players

ILFD at The Ark

26 May

We welcome International Literature Festival of Dublin back to The Ark again in 2019 with a day full of fun events featuring some of your favourite authors and books.

ILFD at The Ark