About us

Who are we?

  • The Festival is part of the Family Arts Campaign supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with the aim to develop the range of arts events and activities available to families - the quality as well as the overall experience
  • The Campaign is the initiative of 11 organisations: The Association of British Orchestras, One Dance UK, the Independent Theatre Council, The Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, Family and Childcare Trust, The Audience Agency, The Albany, Voluntary Arts and the AMA. Find out more on these organisations and our Festival partners here
  • The first Family Arts Festival took place in October 2013, and so far each festival has entertained tens of thousands of families across the UK with its ambitious and diverse first year programme. Over 1,000,000 family members have participated so far. Events span all forms of performing and visual arts, and leading figures from the arts including Lord Lloyd Webber, Zoë Wanamaker and Ed Vaizey all expressed their support for the festival in its first year.

When and where is the Festival?

  • The next Family Arts Festival will be 1 - 31 October 2016, and events will take place right across the UK. You will be able to search for family friendly events and activities happening during the festival on this website from June 2015. 
  • For more details please contact enquiries@familyartsfestival.com

Want to know more?

  • For more 'Frequently Asked Questions' click here
    but if you can't find the answer to your query after reading these,
    then please contact the Family Arts Festival direct here


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