Important announcement to families and friends

Important Message

We would like to give a message to all the wonderful children, parents, teachers, artists and supporters we work with about our plans in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

For now, our creative adventures and activities in libraries and schools have been postponed. However, we are still busy behind the scenes finding other ways to connect and create with you, especially during this time of school closure and social isolation. We will be reaching out to all of the artists we work with to explore new ways of making and sharing work, staying creative and being happy and healthy. It is going to be important to keep making and playing and jamming together which is why we are going to be online.

The Spark is here and we will continue in our mission to spark creativity and change. Join us for your daily dose of creativity, stay connected as the story unfolds, share your ideas and join in with ours. Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter or email us

Here's to staying happy, healthy and connected.

The team at Spark

Vital Spark Programme

Working together to shift the landscape of theatre and dance for children.

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The Spark Festival

Over 13,000 young people and families experienced the magic of the festival! Thank you for your support.

About Our Charity

The Spark gives children opportunities to immerse themselves in the arts by experiencing a wide range of high quality work that inspires, empowers and educates.

Through the presentation of an annual festival, a cultural education and community programme and through the production of our own work we offer children spaces to discover their own skills, passions and potential, as audience, participants and creators of their own work.

The Spark works to increase its impact on the creation and presentation of arts for children locally, in the UK, in Europe and Internationally.

The Spark Arts For Children is a registered charity.

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Our Partners

  • Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
    Media Partner
    Founder Member
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    Foyle Foundation
  • Torr Waterfield
    Higher Education Partner
    Design Partner
    Spark Plus Funder
    Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Media Partner
    Media Partner
  • Founder Member
    Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Spark Plus Funder
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
  • Media Partner
    Torr Waterfield
  • Media Partner
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder