What's Happening?

Stories from Home

Created by storytellers in their homes, these stories will feed the imagination and encourage you to find the extra-ordinary in the ordinary, and dream endlessly of what can happen at home.
Weekly on a Wednesday from 6 May.

See all the videos on our You Tube playlist

Important Message

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.

Creative Learning Toolkit

A resource put together by us to help guide you and your children through some high quality creative learning activities to enable you to explore, experiment and enjoy some artistic adventures together at home or in the classroom.

Spark at Home

Our Artists Dave "Stickman" Higgins and Sophie Cullinan have literally leapt into action, to jump out of the libraries, and into your homes and classrooms to create stimulating and challenging learning opportunities.

All 8 sessions are now on You Tube

Shop for The Spark!

Raising vital funds for us is as easy as a tap of your screen thanks to @GiveasyouLive. They'll make a donation to us every time you shop online via their website or app!

At Your School

The At Your School programme as part of the Festival : music, theatre and dance for your school hall.

The Spark Festival

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

In Your Theatre

Performances for schools and nurseries In Your Theatre

Vital Spark Programme

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

We are launching a Stories from Home commission for 10 artists during the coronavirus lockdown. More information...

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

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