2017 Headliners Announced

We are thrilled to announce our eight headline shows for Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival 2017.
Friday 07/07/17
IYAF Opening Night Gala – showcasing the best of the festival.

Monday 10/07/17
Young Folk – a night of the finest young folk musicians in the UK, including BBC Young Folk Award winners. Confirmed: Kelly Oliver, Luke Jackson and Moore Moss Rutter.

Tuesday 11/07/17
Police Cops – the fast paced, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster.

Wednesday 12/07/17
Elmbridge Youth Dance Showcase – an exhilarating mix from Tap to Streetdance, from Ballet to Contemporary with a bit of musical theatre mixed in.

Thursday 13/07/17
Sea Stories – a triple bill of music theatre works inspired by the sea: The Upside Down Sailor, The Golden Vanity and Sinbad the Sailor

Friday 14/07/17
Ballet Dreams – a series of divertissements to delight the audience in the fantasy of ballet. Presented by London Russian Ballet School, with live orchestral accompaniment.

Saturday 15/07/17
Honk! – Olivier Award-winning twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’. Presented by NYMT.

Sunday 16/07/17
Thames Youth Orchestra presents Scheherazade – TYO will be joined by acclaimed artist, James Mayhew, bringing Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to life with live storytelling, narration and illustration.

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The full programme of 200 festival events will be announced at the end of April.