International Youth Arts Festival 2019

5 July 2019 - 14 July 2019

The International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) returns for its 11th year from the 5 – 14 July.  

IYAF brings ten days of celebration, curiosity, and creativity to Kingston. This year’s programme is packed with thought-provoking, funny, beautiful shows that tell classic stories, tackle big subjects, and transport us to different worlds.  

Great shows for children and families, ground-breaking theatre and dance, live music, comedy and visual arts – there's something for everyone! 


Children & Youth
Celebrating creativity and curiosity. Explore, discover and learn (with lots of fun along the way!). IYAF Children and Youth brings Kingston alive with a brilliant, fun-filled programme for children and young people running throughout the Festival and across two Festival weekends.

Join us at IYAF Fringe and explore a bold, diverse and captivating programme of theatre, dance and comedy showcasing some of the most exciting emerging artists and companies working today.

Bringing the best live music to the heart of Kingston.

Exhibitions & Events
Breaking down barriers, celebrating young talent. Our Exhibitions and Events programme celebrates talent from artists of all backgrounds and approaches. Expect some amazing work from the world of graphic design, contemporary art, film and illustration.