Festival 2019

IYAF 2019: 5 - 14 July

155 Events. 86 Companies. 17 Venues. 10 Days.


The IYAF 2019 programme is packed with thought-provoking, funny, beautiful shows that tell classic stories, tackle big subjects and transport us to different worlds.  Theatre, children’s shows, music, dance, comedy – there’s a brilliant breadth of work, all created by or for young people and featuring an incredible depth of young and emerging talent.


Theatre, comedy, dance. Using drama, movement and humour our Fringe programme tackles subjects as diverse as gender inequality, immigration, and modern relationships and reveals how young artists respond to the world today.

Children and Youth 

Something for everyone – from hip hop dance and musical theatre to live music, witty re-imaginings of classic stories and new works exploring the challenges facing young people today.


Bringing the best live music to the heart of Kingston. Our Stage Sounds series is curated by Grand Unified Themes – a collective of DJs and musicians renowned for creating great club nights, events, and festivals across a range of musical genres.

Our In Kingston Music Stage brings a weekend of brilliant new music to the Marketplace, so grab a deckchair, sit back and get into the Festival flow. From contemporary folk and acoustic, to hip hop and ’90s nostalgia, we’ve got it covered.

Exhibitions and Events

Expect some amazing work from the world of graphic, design, contemporary art, film and illustration. Learn more about career in the arts, explore the creative writing process or join a digital orchestra – there’s a range of workshops (many of them free to attend) to explore during the Festival.

Find our full line-up and buy tickets at the Rose Box Office

Browse our Festival programme: https://issuu.com/iyafestival/docs/2019.iyaf.programme