Autism Friendly Theatre Production

The Ark

The Ark is excited to present an Autism-friendly theatre production of the show ‘Zoe’s Play’ on the Sunday the 10th of March at 12 noon.

Commissioned by The Ark in 1999, Zoe’s Play toured nationally before playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to great acclaim. The new 2013 production is presented in celebration of The Ark’s 18th birthday.

This is an inspiring production for 8-12 year olds that children will find deeply engaging. The play is centred on the character of Zoe who is a lively imaginative child with a gift for daydreaming. Written by John McArdle, primary school curriculum drama consultant, ‘Zoe’s Play’ explores that transitional period between childhood and adulthood when a child struggles to be heard. A time when the consequences of grown-up actions clash fiercely with the desire to retain the idealism of childhood.

Autism-friendly performances are relaxed performances for the whole family, where the performance is tailored for the comfort of your child. An Autism Friendly Pack which includes photographs and a synopsis of the play will be available to download from our website at which will assist and prepare your child for their visit to the ark and for the theatre performance.

Though the recommended age for this performance is 8-12yrs, if you feel it may be suitable for your older child by all means do come along!

Ticket prices: €10/ €8 concessions. Family ticket €45 for 5 tickets

Information and booking is available on 01 6707788

Please feel free to phone us if you have any queries,

Kind Regards,

Kathy Conlan,

Programming Intern,

The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children

11a Eustace Street,

Temple Bar,

Dublin 2

+353 1 8994094

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