About the Festival

The International Youth Arts Festival is one of the UK’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27, featuring some of the best new work from talented rising stars.

The 10-day festival hosts around 200 events in Kingston every July, 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. 

Hotel Paradiso - On Sale Now!

Hotel Paradiso shows off the daring skills of the cast of six highly skilled performers who treat audiences to heart-stopping aerial, stunning floor acrobatics and extraordinary juggling.

With thrills, gasps, laughs and drama, there’s plenty for both adults and children alike, making this a perfect evening for all the family! 

Tickets are now on-sale HERE

Learn about Creative Youth

Creative Youth enables young people, aged 5 – 26, to realise their potential through the arts, involving them in innovative, original and ambitious projects. We believe that every young person has the right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe inclusive environment.  

We are the Kingston-based charity behind the International Youth Arts Festival each July

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Your support allows us to reach more young people around the world

Find out how you can support the charity as an individual, local business or sponsor.

As a non-for-profit organisation, Creative Youth works with Partners and Supporters to help bring Kingston to life and provide young people locally, nationally and internationally with opportunities to develop through the arts.

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