International Youth Arts Festival 2018 Launches


We’re delighted to announce that the programme for Kingston’s 10th International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) has been announced and tickets are now on sale. The festival takes place at venues across Kingston from the 6th to 15th July 2018.

Thank you to everyone who came to our launch at Riverside Walk on Monday (14th May). You can see a gallery of photos from the event below. 

This year’s programme marks IYAF’s 10th anniversary and features over 200 performances and events over 10 days. Venues include the Rose Theatre, Kingston College’s Arthur Cotterell Theatre (ACT), the outdoor Visit Kingston Stage and a boat on the river Thames. There will also be performances at The Lamb in Surbiton and The Fighting Cocks and Woody’s in Kingston.

Companies taking part this year include Hoipolloi with their acclaimed one-man order klonopin canada show The Duke, National Youth Music Theatre with their new production Super Hero – The Musical and Chickenshed Youth Theatre with Raft, exploring the refugee crisis. There will also be work from IYAF Creative Talent companies including ‘AndOn Theatre and Smoking Apples and a free event at Kingston University’s Reg Bailey building – So You Want to Work in the Arts? – aiming to help young people in their creative careers.

All tickets are now on sale from the Rose Theatre box office:

Make the most of the festival and get an IYAF Friends Card to receive 50% off unlimited shows.

IYAF Friends Card – £40
Unlimited shows at 50% off*

*Maximum two tickets per show & tickets must be booked in advance.

Friends cardholders also receive:

25% off in the Rose Café
25% off ACT bar
25% off all IYAF merchandise
Local food and drink discounts

All photos © Alexandra Tilling