Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children aged 0 - 14 years and their accompanying adults. Events take place both in and out of school time for schools, groups and families to attend.

Schools & Group Bookings now being taken on 2017 Belfast Children's Festival shows listed below.

*Full festival listings and public tickets go on sale 25th January 2017.

‘100% of schools attending said the 2016 festival exceeded their expectations in terms of experience & relevance to curriculum delivery’ School Survey 2016


Young at Art can now reveal a host of exceptional international and local performances for schools and youth groups at the 2017 Belfast Children’s Festival (10-15 March 2017). We always give schools and groups the opportunity to see what is on offer first and book your group in to the performance of your choice in advance to avoid disappointment. We support schools and youth groups through a variety of programmes, subsidised ticketing schemes, resources packs and training outlined in the brochure available for download below.

2017 Schools Performances;

CLICK HERE to download a schools brochure with more information on shows available to book, curriculum links and ticket prices.

CLICK HERE to register interest online for booking one of the festival shows for your school or group.


What's On at the Festival

  • Fri 10 Mar 2017 to Wed 15 Mar 2017

    Nivelli's War

    Cahoots NI

    Nivelli's War tells the dramatic story of Ernst, a six year old boy evacuated to the countryside from Frankfurt in World War II.

  • Fri 10 Mar 2017


    Replay Theatre Company

    A show for all the family about Dan Leith and his dog with lots of silly songs.

  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 to Wed 15 Mar 2017

    Little Ballad for Peu (Piccolo Ballata per Peu)

    Teatro All'Improvviso (Italy)

    Inspired by a poem written by Mafra Gagliardi

  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 to Wed 15 Mar 2017


    La Baracca (Italy)

    A magical world of light, sound and movement for early years children.

  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 to Wed 15 Mar 2017

    Flights (Vuelos)

    Aracaladanza (Spain)

    Multi-award winning international company Aracaladanza returns to Belfast to thrill audiences with their new dance theatre production.

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