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What Did I Miss? 1 - 10 Oct 2021

The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present a new show by The Ark Artist-in-Residence, Shaun Dunne, offering a window into one child’s experience of the first lockdown of 2020.

Kyla is throwing a party on her street. Not just any party. It’s a graduation ceremony. It’ll be mad to see the kids from her old class again after so long. Summer 2020 was literally endless.

Now that they’re all in first year, Kyla wants to get the old gang back together. She’s made caps, she has gowns, and she’s even prepared a speech. But there’s one visitor she’s not expecting…

As Kyla attempts to mark an important milestone in her young life, can she and her mother learn to understand each other and bridge the divide left by lockdown?

Informed by collaborative work with The Ark Children’s Council and featuring choreography by the multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, What Did I Miss? is a story of both childhood and parenthood, about growing up, no matter what age you are.

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COVID-19 Measures

We want audiences to feel comfortable and confident in returning to see live performances and to reassure you that these performances will be presented with social distancing, a limited number of audience members and within all Government guidelines.

Proof of vaccination is not required to attend live performances of What Did I Miss? In line with government guidelines, our seating “pods” will be spaced a minimum of two metres apart, with an overall capacity of less than 50 people in our theatre.

We have implemented new safety measures for your visit to The Ark, including thorough cleaning between performances, face coverings, hand sanitising stations, perspex screens and a new one-way system. Face coverings are mandatory for grown-ups and young people aged 13+ at all times while inside The Ark, while children under 13 are encouraged to wear face coverings if they feel comfortable to do so.

You can find out more about The Ark's COVID-19 Safety Measures here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us by email at or by phone on 01 6707788 from Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Refunds & Cancellation Policy: If any events are cancelled by The Ark whether due to COVID-19 or any other reason, then we refund all audiences affected. As part of our COVID-19 protocols, we ask that if you are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you follow government guidelines, remain at home and self-isolate. Our box office can arrange a refund of your ticket in these circumstances provided you let us know at least an hour in advance of the show.