• Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Miracoco Luminarium

    Architects of Air

    The Miracoco Luminarium is a monumental walk-in sculpture that invites visitors to explore the dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes.

  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    The Assistant's Revenge

    Cahoots NI

    A spellbinding murder mystery with a magical twist packed with music, glamour, magic, death-defying escapology and maybe even a little…murder!

  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018


    kabinet k & hetpaleis

    Horses is a dance performance with an untameable energy, in which 5 children and 5 adults meet.

  • Fri 09 Mar 2018

    Volume Control

    Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018

    I Think I Will Tell You About My Dream

    In association with Young at Art, Ulster University & MUMO
  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018

    Pilgrims, Princesses, and Beardy Old Men

    PJ Lynch

    Children are also invited to explore the magic of PJ’s illustrations at the Discover Art space in the museum.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018


    Dalija Acin Thelander
  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018

    The Big Picture

    Young at Art, Laureate na nÓg

    PJ Lynch, Belfast born illustrator and current Laureate na nÓg, has chosen the theme “The Big Picture” to be his legacy project.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    The Big Botanic Birthday Bash

    Young at Art

    You are invited to our 20th Birthday party!

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    EGG-tion Hero

    Maas Theater en Dans

    EGG-tion Hero is a hilarious half hour site-specific theatre performance for toddlers and their parents.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018

    Little Lullabies (Booked Out)

    Northern Ireland Opera

    This is a brand new adventure devised by the same team that brought you The Rainbow Boat as part of BCF17

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Dance Exposed

    Maiden Voyage Dance
  • Sat 10 Mar 2018

    Long Way North

    Rémi Chayé
  • Sat 10 Mar 2018

    Acoustic Picnic

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    A family friendly afternoon of live music, crafts, games and activities for children.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018


    Cahoots NI, Birmingham Rep & Prime Theatre

    When being different brings the most wonderful of surprises...

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    How to Catch a Star

    Branar Téatar do Pháistí

    Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Getting Dressed

    Second Hand Dance

    Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers?

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018


    TYA NI

    A chance to see new and innovative performance work at the very first stages of development. Curated by Richard Croxford.

  • Sat 10 Mar 2018 to Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Pink & Blue

    Amadan Ensemble

    Is it true that girls and boys are so different?

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Baby Rave

    Young at Art Events

    The original and the best!

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Book Clinic

    Children's Books Ireland

    Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into?

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Your Little Tiny Welcome to the Great Big Whole Wide World

    A book by Patrick Sanders and some songs by Dan Leith

    Patrick Sanders was a unique artist whose view of the world is captured in this gorgeous book for babies

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018


    Thomas Balmès

    A relaxed screening, babes in arm welcome.

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    Pigeon & Plum's Vaudeville Cabaret

    Pigeon & Plum

    Following last year’s sell out show we welcome back Paul Currie's merry band of misfits.

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    The Man with the Chocolate Beard

    Greg Caffrey with members of Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble

    A work-in-progress sharing of a children’s opera in one act.

  • Sun 11 Mar 2018

    What is Normal Anyway?

    In association with Imagine Festival of Ideas & Politics
  • Mon 12 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018

    Aston's Stones

    Teater Pero

    Aston’s Stones is ultimately a story about how easy it is to love and to appreciate the joy in small things – even in a little stone.

  • Mon 12 Mar 2018

    Spotlight on Inclusive Theatre

    Hosted by Replay Theatre Company

    A morning exploring inclusive theatre practice including panel discussions and performance extracts.

  • Mon 12 Mar 2018

    Intro to Jazz (Schools Event)

    Moving on Music

    Join the David Lyttle Trio for a fun part-performance part-workshop especially for primary school children. NB. This is an event for Schools only

  • Mon 12 Mar 2018

    Off-shore Investment

    In association with Theatre NI
  • Mon 12 Mar 2018

    Too Hot to Handle?

    In association with Theatre NI

    Taboo in Performance Work for Young People

  • Wed 14 Mar 2018

    Rí-Rá le Rita agus an Róbat (Schools Event)

    Máire Zepf

    Join author Máire Zepf for robot-inspired storytelling, dressing up and games as she introduces her new character Rita, illustrated by Andrew Whitson

  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Mon 12 Mar 2018

    TYA NI Showcase

    TYA NI

    TYA NI presents a 4-day showcase of some of the finest performance work for young audiences being created here in NI.

  • Wed 14 Mar 2018

    Mini Mid-Week Magic

    Seedhead Arts
  • Gift voucher

    Thu 08 Mar 2018

    Belfast Children's Festival Gift Vouchers

    Young at Art

    New! Looking for a gift idea? Why not purchase gift vouchers for a family & friends outing to the next Belfast Children's Festival?

  • Fri 09 Mar 2018 to Wed 14 Mar 2018

    Early Bird Schools and Groups Bookings for Belfast Children's Festival

    Young at Art

    Early Bird Schools & Group Bookings for Belfast Children's Festival 2018 Now Open