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

  • Halloween workshop

    Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Halloween at Fairhill Shopping Centre

    Young at Art Events

    Come join us for Halloween themed crafts, facepainting, storytelling and even a friendly monster!

  • Halloween mask

    Sun 29 Oct 2017

    Titanic Slipways Monster Mash

    Young at Art Events

    We’re offering three fantastic workshops from our spooky marquee on the Titanic Slipways.

  • Mon 30 Oct 2017

    Halloween Activities with Apex Housing

    Young at Art Events

    Come join us for pumpkin carving and halloween crafts, such as pencil toppers, monster masks and trick ‘r treat bags.

  • Spooktacular at Kennedy Centre

    Tue 31 Oct 2017

    Spooktacular Trail & Mask Making Workshop

    Young at Art Events

    YAAE returns to the Kennedy Centre on Halloween with the very popular Spooktacular Trail.

  • Tue 31 Oct 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

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