Welcome to Young at Art, Northern Ireland's leading arts provider for children and young people aged from 0 - 18 years. 

Young at Art is home to Northern Ireland's flagship international arts and cultural event for children, the Belfast Children's Festival (9-14 March 2018).

Young at Art engages with children and adults through a host of engagement programmes:

Creative Child - arts-based engagement programme working with nursery and primary school children, their teachers and parents.

Creative Writing: Fighting Words Belfast - a centre for creative writing, offering free workshops to schools and youth groups, plus weekly Write Club, and other special projects.

Visual Arts and Families - special artist-led engagement projects plus encouraging more families to experience visual arts. 

A social enterprise agency 'Young at Art Events', delivers unique and unforgettable theatre and arts events to children and families, with an extensive events portfolio, including arts workshopsBaby RaveCulture BabiesTea and TalesEverything That Isn't Me and much, much more. In fact Baby Rave was developed by Young at Art in 2005 for its own international festival. Since then it has appeared regularly in Northern Ireland with a growing presence internationally. We can also create bespoke events and undertake commissions for a range of activities from education programmes to large public events like the 2012 Land of Giants spectacular. 

In addition, Young at Art offers professional trainingspecial ticketing schemes for schools and youth groups, resources, and support for developing theatre for young audiences.

What's On

  • Tue 16 Jan 2018

    Volunteer Training Session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Come along to find out how you can encourage children's creative potential by becoming a Fighting Words Belfast volunteer.

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    Wed 17 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old.

  • Wed 17 Jan 2018

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Fri 19 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • CPD Training

    Sat 20 Jan 2018

    CPD Training - All About Play

    Young at Art

    All About Play, Young at Art’s celebrated CPD drama training for teachers and educational professionals will take place on Saturday 20th January 2018

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