Support The Ark as we turn 25 Years Young!

For The Ark's 25th birthday, help us bring arts and cultural experiences to children who might otherwise miss out by supporting our #ARK25 Opportunities Fund.

Since 1995, The Ark has created magical and memorable cultural experiences for children, welcoming over 600,000 people to our home in Temple Bar. This year, we are 25 Years Young, and we're asking you to join us in celebrating this milestone birthday by supporting the #ARK25 Opportunities Fund to ensure that all children have access to art and culture, as is their right.

Although our birthday year may not have turned out as we planned, we are more determined than ever to continue to make and share great art, for, by and about children, in new and innovative ways. Since closing our doors in March due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have had an incredible 14,000 digital engagements, through a mix of online school and public workshops, streaming shows online, virtual events and installations, video workshops and at-home activity worksheets. As we face into an uncertain future, we will continue exploring new ways to ensure that children of all backgrounds have the opportunity to engage with arts and culture in 2021 and beyond.

By supporting #ARK25, you enable our vision of a society where all children have an equal right to a playful, happy and imaginative childhood. With your contribution, we will reach even more children from all backgrounds, whose access to arts and culture has become even more limited by Covid-19 restrictions.

No matter the level of support, you will make a real difference in the lives of children who might otherwise miss out on valuable arts and cultural experiences.

Thank you.

25 Years of The Ark

As we celebrate our 25th birthday, take a look back at some of the many wonderful moments we've had creating and sharing great art for, by and about children since first opening our doors in 1995.

You can share your memories of The Ark too! Simply share your photos and stories on social media using #ARK25 or send them to us by email to

The Ark's 25th birthday season is sponsored by BDO.