In addition to being the creator of the annual Belfast Children's Festival, Young at Art engages with children and adults through a host of engagement programmes, the Young at Art Events agency, professional training, special ticketing schemes, resources, and support for developing theatre for young audiences.


  • Creative Child pant explaining to friend


    Young at Art is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in Northern Ireland through the arts.

  • Young at art Events art workshop

    Agency: Hire Us

    The Young At Art Events agency brings unique and unforgettable theatre and arts events to children and families across the UK, Ireland and internationally.

  • The Colour of Sound

    What colour is sound? What sound does colour make? Young at Art artists Jane Butler and Duncan Ross asked these questions to schoolchildren in 8 primary schools across Belfast and, following a visit to Songs and the Soil to meet and chat to artist Mark Garry, invited the children to explore the answer.

  • Baby Rave

    A unique dance and music event for children under 4 years old and their parents.

  • Festival Education Programme

    Our annual Belfast Children's Festival, 6-11 March 2020, is the perfect outing for school groups, offering bespoke ticket deals and support for teachers and children. All school shows are accompanied by classroom resources linked to the curriculum.

  • training for professionals


    Young at Art's professional development courses for teachers and education professionals.

  • TYA NI

    Theatre For Young Audiences NI focuses on the promotion and development of professional theatre for young audiences in Northern Ireland. TYA NI 20 Showcase will profile the work for young audiences from Northern Ireland's finest indigenous performance companies and artists, including a strand of new and developing work.