Come and Play in a New Way with Belfast Children's Festival 2021!

Dive into the packed programme of theatre, dance, visual art, music, literature, comedy, creative activities and discussions, guaranteed to inspire creativity and cultural curiosity. Many of the interactive festival events will sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking Tickets

You can book online at any time.

If you prefer to book by telephone, our phone line is open from 10 Feb-15 March; Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm. Call 02890994425

This year, ticket prices are set per device rather than per person and many shows are free to watch, making the Festival even more accessible to families.  E.g. ‘The University of Wonder and Imagination’ is £10 and the whole family can watch together for that price (plus £1.50 booking fee per transaction*).

Please note, once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled.

Prizes galore!

There’ll be competition giveaways and fun promotions through our media partners U105 and NI4Kids. While you can't visit a theatre in person you can enjoy the best of the Festival from the comfort of your own home, along with a special theatre pack for the whole family!

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Schools & Groups Programme

We have a specially selected Schools programme of international and local performances, which take place during school time. It promises to be the perfect outing for children aged 2 and upwards. Subsidised ticket deals and classroom resources linked to the curriculum mean that it can be a deeper learning experience and much more than just a tick box exercise. 

About Us

Young at Art is Northern Ireland’s leading arts provider for children and young people, and home to Northern Ireland's flagship international arts and cultural event for children, the annual Belfast Children's Festival.

We create and curate exceptional arts experiences for children and young people, and the adults in their lives throughout the year. We connect children and young people to creative pathways that open up a world of possibilities for them. We provide arts engagement programmes and activities for schools, community groups and families carefully designed to unlock creativity. We are proud to lead the way as a catalyst for creative approaches to continuing professional development training for arts practitioners, teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people.

Dates for Belfast Children's Festival - Add them to your diary now!

Fri 5 - Wed 10 March 2021