Now in its 9th year International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston (IYAF) will take over the town once again this summer from the 7th - 16th July 2017 showcasing the very best of youth arts, turning Kingston into an extravagant artists playground. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, circus, cabaret, visual arts, workshops and other art forms will be celebrated and championed for the 10 days of the festival by emerging young artists from all over the world. 2017 will see more international participants than ever bringing their skills to the heart of Kingston.
Hundreds of events across various venues including Theatres, Pubs, Parks, Streets and Galleries will be showcasing the best of youth arts in the most dynamic atmosphere that is simply not worth missing.
IYAF is rapidly becoming one of the most successful youth events in the country. Over the last 8 years the growth has been phenomenal. In 2016 there were more than 3,000 participants in 200 events over 10 days across 20 venues in Kingston upon Thames. Over the last 8 years over 23,000 young people have participated. IYAF Kingston 2017 is set to be even bigger, brighter and bolder.