A Platform For Creative Youth

Now in its ninth year, the UK’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27 features some of the best new work from talented rising stars.

World-class fringe

The 10-day festival hosts around 200 events, including: performances at Kingston’s famous Rose Theatre with circular auditorium and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre, free live music outdoor stage at the historic Market Place, and carnival procession around the town.

The festival is delivered by Kingston-based charity Creative Youth and offers an exciting programme of theatre, dance, comedy, music, visual arts, spoken word, carnival and circus.

Innovative young artists travel from all over the world to appear at the International Youth Arts Festival.

Historic destination

The riverside coronation site of ancient kings, Kingston-upon-Thames is just 30 minutes on a direct train link from central London, on the London-Surrey border.

Plan your visit

Make the most of the festival by booking your favourite shows in advance, as events do sell out.
Tickets for all events can be purchased on-line, by telephone or in person from the Rose Theatre Box Office: (020 8174 0090)

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