The Ark: A Cultural Centre for Children, Dublin

The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children that creates opportunities for children, along with their families and friends or with their school, to discover and love art. Through their work with leading Irish and international artists, children can enjoy performances in their unique child-sized theatre, view engaging exhibitions or participate in creative workshops.

Welcoming audiences from the ages of 2-12, The Ark runs on a programme to programme basis so every visit is different. Activities span across all areas of The Arts including but not limited to, Theatre, Music, Visual Art and Film. While the majority of programming comes directly from The Ark, partnerships with many of the major cultural festivals contributes to the diversity of events offered. Throughout the year you are bound to find a programme to match the tastes and interests of the young people in your lives. For the very young, The Ark offers monthly Seedlings workshops for children from ages 2-4. These are led by an Artist in Residence whose expertise lies in arts and culture for early year’s audience. The art form explored changes with each Artist in Residence.

With dedicated schools events incorporated into much of the main programme, The Ark aims to provide access to the arts to as many children as possible. They aim to facilitate in-the-classroom learning through the provision of resource packs for as many of The Ark's events as possible and support teachers in their delivery of the curriculum through arts experiences and activities with their class.

The Ark is also dedicated to Continuing Professional Development for both teachers and arts practitioners. They host a wide range and of one day and week long CPD courses throughout the year as well continuing to create new opportunities for artist development.

For up to date information on the current Ark programme, visit their website or give their lovely Visitor Services Team a call on the number below.


Contact Details


11A Eustace Street,
Dublin 2

Telephone No.

01 6707788




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