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The Ark, Dublin

Opened in 1995, The Ark is the first custom-designed cultural centre in Europe devoted exclusively to innovative arts programming for, by, with, and about children. Located in the heart of Temple Bar, The Ark houses an indoor theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre, gallery spaces and a workshop.

The Ark is housed on the site of the former Presbyterian Meeting House originally built in 1728, and incorporates the carefully restored front facade of the church.

The development of The Ark, funded by the European Regional Development Funds and by the Irish Government, was an initiative of Temple Bar Properties as part of its cultural policy.

Central to the vision of The Ark is the belief that children, as citizens, have cultural entitlements equal to that of any adult.

The Ark presents programmes across the arts of the highest quality, in association with leading professionals. From classical to popular and traditional to cutting edge, The Ark sets standards and explores new dimensions in children’s arts.

Opening Times

Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm

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Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 6707788

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11 Eustace St
Dublin 2,

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