Every year for eight days, Belfast is ruled by children through the globally renowned Belfast Children’s Festival, the country’s largest cultural event for children, organised by children’s charity Young at Art and supported by The National Lottery.
Artists come from all over the world to perform and work with children up to the age of 14 in Belfast’s theatres, arts centres, parks and streets. The event has run every year since 1998.The programme has plenty for young visitors to choose from, including theatre performances, musical concerts, workshops and exhibitions. One of the main inspirations for the festival is the belief that every child should have the right to access exciting and original creative experiences, no matter what their background. Schools are given discounted tickets and the festival’s Friendship Fund provides extra help to people in areas of high disadvantage, offering transport and free tickets.
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