• The Spark Festival is moving!

    The Spark Festival is moving!

  • The Spark Festival is moving!

    The Spark Festival is moving!

  • The Spark Festival is moving!

    The Spark Festival is moving!

The Spark Festival is moving!

Next festival: 10 - 16 February 2020

To ensure The Spark Festival continues to have as big an impact on the children of Leicester/shire as possible, we are repositioning its regular slot on the calendar from May to February.

This shift gives us the opportunity to increase the Festival links to the school curriculum, ensuring children in Leicester/shire thrive through rich and adventurous experiences. It also enables us to develop our own product through our Vital Spark programme; and to co-curate work in communities, placing Spark artists alongside The Festival's usual mix of the best international work for young people and families.

While we are busy making changes behind the scenes at the festival we will still be working in neighbourhoods, in cultural education and touring family theatre to libraries so keep in touch and look out for more exciting Festival news soon.

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About The Festival

The Spark Festival is the largest children's arts festival in England and Wales, taking place every May in Leicester. The festival presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 - 13 years.

Throughout the festival a series of free creative learning workshops are held at venues across the city as part of the City Play-ground.

The Festival is run by the The Spark Arts for Children, a registered charity.

Our Partners

  • Design Partner
    Founder Member
    Higher Education Partner
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    Media Partner
    "Tiny Sparks" Funder
  • Media Partner
    Media Partner
    Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
  • Spark Plus Funder
  • Media Partner
    Higher Education Partner
  • Media Partner
    Design Partner
  • "Tiny Sparks" Funder
    Founder Member
  • Lord Mayor's Charity of the Year
  • Media Partner