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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

  • White: The Film

    White: The Film

    This specially-made film of a much loved, highly visual show is available to schools - not available for public booking.film theatre

  • When I Hear Music: The Film

    When I Hear Music: The Film

    High energy dance, electronic and Hip Hop music combine to explore the rules of the classroom and the wilds of the playground.

  • When The Colours Ran Away

    When The Colours Ran Away

    Adi & Rohan are thrilled about their trip to the Art Museum. But once there, they notice something strange – the colours from the painting have all run away!

Our Partners

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