• 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 has moved!

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.

Our Festival Schools Programme "At Your School" is now open for booking.

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