Dublin – RUA RED

""RUA RED Art Centre"


RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is a unique and inspiring arts centre based in the heart of Tallaght, catering for the artistic needs of all South Dublin.  Open since 2009, it’s one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts venues in Ireland, providing the opportunity for people of all backgrounds and ages to witness and partake in Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Film-Making, e-learning, Visual Art and all that the arts have to offer.

RUA RED has an ambitious programme of arts events, predominantly centred around the galleries. Their annual events "The Creative Den for kids at RUA RED"programme includes regular film screenings, a varied selection of performances, exciting exhibitions in their galleries and a series of ongoing workshops and classes aimed at different age groups as well as plenty of drop in activities and events throughout each week.

With lots happening for families, including, art trolley sessions, family film club, creative den space and much more, why not make the trip out to RUA RED sometime soon!

RUA RED also manages an artistic programme that aims to reach, inspire, teach and engage audiences of all ages and stages from across South Dublin County.

RUA RED is run by South Dublin Arts Centre Company who, along with managing the spaces, have an ambitious programme of arts – predominantly centred around the galleries – that is beginning to thrive and attract attention and respect from across Ireland.

RUA RED offers a unique venue to host your event with dedicated event management staff to discuss your event ideas and how best to meet your individual needs.

Activities for Kids at RUA RED

You can find out more about What’s On in RUA RED


Book your place in the exciting and creative 6 weeks of Art Trolley. Come interpret the Galleries with an artist and do arts and craft-based projects based on the exhibitions!

For ages 3 – 10yrs accompanied with a parent.

Classes can be paid weekly at €5 per class, however places are not guaranteed unless they are booked in advance.

With places extremely limited and demand sure to be high contact [email protected] for more details and how to book. .

Day: Saturday

Date: Recurring Event every 6 weeks

Time: 10.30AM- 11.30AM

Cost: €30

Age: For ages 3 -10 years

Booking is essential contact [email protected]

Doodle Box For Kids

Doodle Box is an exciting art class facilitated by Sarah-Jayne Reid, for children who enjoy drawing, making and all things arty. Your kids will be encouraged to develop their own self expression through exploration with various media.

Day: Thursday

Date: Recurring Event every 6 weeks

Time: 3.30pm- 4.30pm

Age: For ages 4 – 8 years

Booking :- For more info or to book a place please contact Sarah-Jayne:

Kids Birthday Parties at RUA RED

RUA RED also offers a unique venue to host your children’s birthday party with film and art activity parties available. Contact their dedicated event management staff to discuss your event ideas and how best to meet your individual needs.

The Creative Den at RUA RED

The new Creative Den is a space for learning and exploring and plays host to a whole range of free workshops and activities for all ages. The perfect place to pick up a new hobby, meet friends or even chill out for an hour

The Creative Den Opening Times

  • The Den will be open from 10 am to 6 pm

RUA RED Schools Programme

RUA RED can provide opportunities for schools through special events and workshops to allow children to explore, create and take advantage of the centre as a resource for stimulating learning. For more information on their current School’s Program, their changing program of exhibitions and performances, or to arrange a school visit please contact [email protected] or call 01 451 5860.

Booking an RUA RED Event


Selected events can be booked online and paid for securely through paypal. Events with this ability will be clearly marked and noted on the event page. Please note a handling fee applies to paypal transactions to cover administrative fees. This charge can range from €0.50 to €5 depending on the amount being paid. There is no charge if you pay in person at the RUA RED Box Office.


Call 01 451 5860 to speak to our helpful Box Office Staff during opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm


Drop in and see them during their opening hours to purchase tickets from the box office (Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm). They accept cash, cheque, laser and credit card payments.

If you have any enquiries regarding the programming or ticketing services please call 01 451 5860 or email us at [email protected]

Directions To RUA RED

RUA RED is handily located next to the Tallaght LUAS stop, close to the M50 and is easily accessible by bus with the 49, 49A, 50, 54A, 65, 65B, 65C, 77, 77A all stopping nearby.

See Google Map top of page.

"Doodle Box For Kids"






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