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 (8-13 March 2019).

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 Babies, 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 Oct 2018

    Babaithe Cultúir

    Young at Art

    Young at Art in partnership with Cultúrlann Mc Adam Ó Fiaich are delighted to announce the return of Culture Babies as Gaeilge this Autumn!

  • Wed 17 Oct 2018

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Thu 18 Oct 2018

    Friends and Monsters programme

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Creative writing programme for young people aged 12-14 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Thu 18 Oct 2018

    Fighting Words Belfast Volunteer Training

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Fri 19 Oct 2018

    Friends and Monsters programme

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Creative writing programme for young people aged 12-14 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

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