• HOME OF THE BELFAST CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

    Click here to watch highlights from our 21st Belfast Children's Festival, on 8-13 March 2019.

  • The Big Picture

    Here's a glimpse into our 'The Big Picture' project with Laureate na nÓg

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is

    Click here to watch highlights from Home is Where the Heart Is: a very special Fighting Words Belfast creative writing project for pupils from five schools across Belfast, in partnership with New Lodge Arts.

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 participant-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

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 18 Sep 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 25 Sep 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 02 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 09 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 16 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 23 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Babaithe Cultúir

    Tue 01 Oct 2019 to Tue 29 Oct 2019

    Young at Art

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

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