The Dock is part of the fabric of the wider arts and enterprise community of Carrick on Shannon and the North West region supporting local arts initiatives and local enterprise including the many superb festival events taking place in the area.
A key element of The Dock’s overall artistic programming policy is to ensure that we provide opportunities for people of all ages and in particular, young people, to engage meaningfully with the artistic programme we provide.
The Dock offers a broad, year round programme of high quality visual arts, theatre, literature, performances, music and dance, talks, classes, youth arts, family and child-orientated days and arts leisure/learning activities from the very best of local and visiting artists and we endeavour to ensure that an educational strand is woven into the overall fabric of what we offer. To this end the centre develops classes, masterclasses, workshops and courses many of which are designed specifically with younger audiences in mind. To deliver these programmes we employ professional artists and practitioners who bring knowledge, expertise and a genuine aspiration to make the arts accessible to all through their work. In addition to bespoke educational projects The Dock hosts senior, intermediate and junior youth theatre.
The Dock works both as a receiving and development venue, offering audiences diversity and quality of arts experiences.