The Belfast Children's Festival is back, live and in person!

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

We have included a ‘Book’ button alongside each show, this will bring you to full information about how to book and enjoy each show.  

Of course, you may prefer to book directly through our Box Office which will be open from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday from 19 January until 11 March.  

You can contact the Box Office on  

Please do not attend an in-person event if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.  If this is the case, contact Box Office by 10am at the latest on the day of the event to arrange a refund. 

Prizes galore!

There’ll be competition giveaways and fun promotions through our media partners U105 and NI4Kids. 

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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 4 - Sun 13 March 2022!