Many events sold out in the last festival and have limited capacity, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Most events will be sold through the festival box office but check events for details.
Browse the programme by theme or age group by clicking on the surrounding images
Book by phone: 028 9024 3042
Book in person: Young at Art, 2nd Floor, Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED
Some venues are selling tickets for events
Belfast Waterfront Box Office 028 9033 4455 www.waterfront.co.uk
Grand Opera House Box Office 028 9024 1919 www.goh.co.uk
Lyric Theatre Box Office 028 9038 1081 www.lyrictheatre.co.uk
MAC Box Office 028 90235053 themaclive.com
Booking fees will apply for telephone and online bookings. Charges for card payments and postage charges may also apply. Charges and ticket prices may vary.
For most events (including some free events), you must book one ticket for each child and each adult. Some free events require advance booking so please check. Adults go free to most workshops. Babes in arms (under 1s) go free to all events, except where stated.
No refunds or exchanges after purchase. Latecomers cannot be admitted. All information is correct at time of print. Young at Art reserves the right to change or cancel events and refuse admission.
Ticket prices for most performances are £6 or less. This is a standard rate for Children and Adults but please check the individual event for variations.
A Family ticket (admits 4) is available for most live events.
School/Group discounts reduce ticket prices to around £4 for most events and are available to all schools and groups with no minimum number required.
Through the Friendship Fund, tickets are as low as £2 for schools and groups experiencing hardship.
Free teachers/leaders tickets are provided for schools/groups - one free ticket for every ten tickets purchased.
Free carers tickets (up to a maximum of 5) are provided for groups with members with special needs.
Festival tickets are priced to be accessible to all and we direct special help to communities in need through our Community Ticket Scheme. Contact Young at Art on 028 9023 0660 if you would like to arrange a Community Ticketing event for your centre or group.
Check the Young at Art website for information on special projects running for schools, groups and young people throughout the festival and year-round.
Please respect the age guidelines set for each event.
A '+' beside the age means the event has no upper limit.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, except where otherwise stated.
Eating, drinking and use of cameras/mobiles is not allowed during performances.
If you have any special requirements, please tell us when booking.
Please respect the enjoyment of others.
Most of all enjoy the festival!
The Belfast Children’s Festival is run by Young at Art, a not for profit children's arts organisation. Set up in 1998, its mission is to bring artistic brilliance and adventure to children today and inspire creativity and curiosity for their future. Alongside the festival, Young at Art is working with communities, artists and schools year-round to help children and young people to experience the arts, both local and international.
Are you interested in the arts? Are you aged 14 years or over? Sign up as a festival volunteer and learn new skills, meet new friends and take part in lots of creative events with children.
Visit youngatart.co.uk for more information or contact us on 028 9023 0660
Schools, youth groups, playgroups and others wishing to bring large parties should contact the Young at Art office to arrange a booking 028 9024 3042.
Group discounts are available for all events.
A range of support services are available for schools and groups (teaching resources, discounted tickets, additional free activities, etc). Visit youngatart.co.uk and use the menu bar to locate the information pack.
In order to offer you the best possible service we ask that you notify us at the time of booking of any special requirements or assistance you may need.
Young at Art is working to improve its accessibility and how it tells you about its events. Information on the accessibility of different events and venues can be found on youngatart.co.uk or by contacting the box office on 028 9024 3042.