Children's Art Festival


The Playhouse Childrens & Youth Arts Festival

One of the City Calendar's highlights, The Playhouse Childrens Arts Festival, is the longest running Childrens Arts Festival in Northern Ireland.

For the last two weeks of every July, The Playhouse host this colourful and funfilled extravaganza, with children of all ages taking part in workshops Drama, Visual Arts, Dance and more!

The Playhouse Children's Art Festival is an integral event on the Playhouse calendar. Children's creative intuition is untarnished, honest, and gives a unique insight to how children see the shape of the world around them. The Playhouse Children's Arts Festival strives to nurture these talents and give children an opportunity to express themselves through the Arts



The 2012 Festival

Art in Motion

The 2012 The Playhouse's Children's Arts Festival meet it's goal to A.I.M high by launching Art in Motion 2012! Northern Ireland's longest running Children's Arts Festival celebrated its 20th year with a vibrant selection of art themes to suit children from 3- 12 years of age.

The A.I.M (Art in Motion) Youth Arts Festival for 13-16 year olds was also launched in 2012, including graffiti/street art, music and motion, and for the first time ever culinary arts!



The 2013 Festival

Monday 22nd July to Friday 2nd August

N.Ireland's longest running Children's and Youth Arts Festival is back again this summer and celebrating its 21st Birthday- and its already sold out!!

Anyone who's been before will remember the exciting and fun activities on offer, and this year, we're going to make it even bigger and better, because we have another reason to celebrate as 2013 UK City of Culture!

The festival will be divided into three age categories; from 4-6 year olds, 7-12 years old and our teen's group ranging from 13-16 and will include Visual Art, Drama, Dance and a few surprises still to be announced. Teens will also be treated to classes in Special Effects, Stage Make up, Animation, Social Networking and Journalism with the BBC!

For the two-week masterclasses, a team of the best qualified facilitators will provide a wide and colourful variety of fun workshops that are sure to entertain and educate!

The Playhouse Children and Youth Arts Festival 2013 is sponsored by Arts and Business, Bank of Ireland and Partridge Peartree, with support from the BBC.

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