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Monday 7 - Sunday 13 February 2022

We can't wait to welcome families to live performances and events at our festival in 2022.

The full festival programme is online now.

The Spark Festival 2022

There is something extraordinary happening for everyone aged 0-13 and their family.

Family performances

The very best local, national and international artists

Family events

Spend time out together making unforgettable memories

At Your School

An eclectic mix of dance, theatre and music for your school to book

It's only 72 days until the Spark Festival begins!

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About The Festival

The Spark Festival presents unforgettable arts experiences for young people aged 0-13. The Festival takes place each year over seven days in February across the city.

The programme includes professional performances of dance, theatre and music in schools and in venues, hands on workshops in the creative arts and free family drop in activities in city venues, community centres and libraries.

Complementing these activities are the school projects, giving pupils the opportunity to collaborate and perform with world class artists.

The Festival is run by the The Spark Arts for Children, a registered charity based in Leicester creating extraordinary experiences for children, sparking creativity and change.

Festival On Demand

  • Tribe

    Tribe

    An inclusive rainforest adventure specially produced for young autistic and neurodivergent children.

  • Tales from the Forest

    Tales from the Forest

    Six audio tales that bring to life The Chronicles of Atom and Luna

  • The Sofa Dance

    The Sofa Dance

    A short, fun film that invites you to create and share your own sofa dance

  • Potato Needs a Bath - film

    Potato Needs a Bath - film

    "I defy anyone of any age not to be entertained by this" Justine Blundell, The Edinburgh Guide Review

Our Partners

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