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The Ark



    11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin




    + 353 (0)1 670 7788

  • Director

    Aideen Howard

  • General Manager

    Al Russell

  • Production Manager

    Mark Rooney

  • Creative Arts Manager

    Aisling O' Gorman

  • Programming Policy

    The Ark creates original cultural programmes for children in a purpose built venue in the heart of Dublin.

    We seek to achieve the highest standards of arts practice for children aged 2-12 through performances, exhibitions and workshops with leading Irish and international artists. Our work evolves through partnerships, touring and research as well as professional development workshops for teachers and artists. The Ark aims to facilitate access to its work for all children.

    The programme changes regularly and ranges across the arts. We present theatre, exhibitions, workshops, festivals, concerts, readings, opera, dance, multimedia and much more. The Ark offers programmes for primary schools during school time, usually Tuesday – Friday, and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Check the schedule on-line at for event details.

  • Resident Company

    The Ark


Play Title Playwright
A Feast of Bones Frances Kay Walter de la Mare

In association with Theatre Lovett. 

Beware of the Storybook Wolves Tom Swift Lauren Child
The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Jocelyn Clarke
Adapted from the book by author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean
The Pied Piper John Browne Johnny Hanrahan