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🌍 Kingston, GBR

🗓 5 – 14 July 2019

Creative Youth is excited to announce that applications for Kingston’s 11th International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) are now open.

As one of the world’s largest multi-arts festivals for performers aged under 27, IYAF brings some of the greatest young talent from around the world to Kingston for 10 days of inventive, inspiring and groundbreaking theatre, music and dance. 

The 11th Festival will run from 5 – 14 July 2019 at venues across Kingston including performances held at Kingston’s Rose Theatre, Arthur Cotterell Theatre and a free outdoor stage with live music at the historic Market Place.

Interested in participating in IYAF 2019? 

Explore and share new ideas with audiences and artists from around the world at the International Youth Arts Festival. IYAF provides a platform for you to showcase your work, whatever your artform.

IYAF welcomes everyone from professional companies or artists who are touring, or testing something new, to festival first-timers looking for the opportunity to show what they can do. IYAF has a reputation for its friendly atmosphere and supportive audiences, and we look forward to welcoming you to Kingston in 2019.

Applications can feature work of any genre: theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, circus, cabaret, visual arts and more.  If you’re interested in bringing an event to the International Youth Arts Festival, please visit:, or contact us:


📞  +44 (0)208 549 2120

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2018. The full Festival programme will be announced in May.

Key Dates 

IYAF Applications open – 1 October
IYAF Applications close – 30 November
Full programme announced – Early May
The Festival 5 – 14 July 2019

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