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

  • Easter Family Train

    Mon 22 Apr 2019

    Young at Art Events

    The special Easter train, with on-board craft activity, leaves Great Victoria Street at 9:40am and arrives in Portrush at 11:25am.

  • Creative Writing Workshops with Speech & Language Unit, Belfast Trust

    Wed 24 Apr 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    A creative writing workshop for children with autism and their parents.

  • Creative Writing Workshop

    Wed 01 May 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old.

  • Write Club at Duncairn

    Wed 01 May 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Write Club at Duncairn

    Wed 08 May 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Fighting Words Belfast Volunteer Training

    Thu 09 May 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Write Club at Duncairn

    Wed 15 May 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

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