If you’ve ever wished that you could bring young children to hear great live music, then The Ark’s PLAY family concerts are for you!
Running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 20 July to 21 August, PLAY Workshops let you experience all the excitement and fun of making music, even if you've never picked up an instrument before.
Information & Booking
Programme runs Wed-Sun, closed Mon & Tue
Concert tickets €10/€8*
Everyone attending must purchase a ticket and adults must be accompanied by a child
When you buy tickets for two or more concerts at the same time†
Workshop tickets €10/€8*
Adults must accompany children aged 6 and under, but do not require a ticket for themselves.
No booking fee.
*Price for third-level students, senior citizens, the unwaged,
those parenting alone and their accompanying children.
†Offer bookable by phone or in person only. discount applied to full-price tickets for each concert, when booked at the same time. Not available retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offers. Offer not applicable for workshops or professional development courses. Subject to availability.
Make a Day of Play!
We've partnered with some of our favourite local cafes and family-friendly cultural partners, to make sure you can get the most out of your trip to The Ark this summer. Present your ticket stub or proof of purchase at the following institutions and enjoy a special offer during PLAY.
Dublinia is one of Dublin’s top visitor attractions with three exciting exhibitions, Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters! All located at the historic crossroads of old Dublin. The Viking and Medieval Dublin exhibitions bring the city to life in an exciting and contemporary way for all ages. Unearth the city’s past at the History Hunters exhibition and see Dublin from a new perspective. Come away knowing more about the citizens of Dublin throughout the ages! Special offer discount: Adult ticket €6.50, child ticket €4 - a discount of €1 on each ticket.
Book of Kells Exhibition
The Old Library and the Book of Kells exhibition is a “must see” for families, telling the story of Ireland in the 9th century, how the Book of Kells was made, and what life was like for the young monks who created it. Special offer discount: Family Admission (up to 2 adults and 2 children) for €16 - a discount of €2 on standard family admission price.
Half Moon Crepe Company
Delicious crêpes in a welcoming and trendy café in Temple Bar. Special offer discount: Get a free child's Chocolate Crepe with every adult crepe purchased.
Queen of Tarts on Cow's Lane
Delicious lunches and the finest cakes, scones and brownies and tarts in the business. Special offer discount: 10% off your bill.