Henley Youth Festival 2019 | Website by Jen digital

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Reg Charity: No 1044280

What's On

Dates and information for all of this year’s HYF events are here. Details of who to contact and how to enter are provided for each individual event.


Please contact us if you need any more information or if you’d like to get involved - we rely on a team of volunteers to help out with our events so please let us know if you’d like to help!

Deadline for Entries:

All Performing Arts entries by Tuesday 26 February.

Competition entries by Friday 1 March. Entry forms will be available to download soon.

Young Reporter Competition entries email to HYF and the Henley Standard by Monday 18 February 

sat 9

Get Into Cricket Workshop @ Shiplake College

Gig Night @ Lovibonds

6pm - 10.30pm 

Years 9-13

A chance to give cricket a try at our taster sessions

GIG NIGHT - an opportunity for DJs, bands and solo musicians to perform at Lovibonds Brewery. 

sun 10

Junior Proms @ Rupert House School

10am - 3pm

Years 1-6

Get Into Cricket Workshop @ Shiplake College

For primary school aged musicians and singers to perform in a relaxed environment



A chance to give cricket a try at our taster sessions

wed 13

HYF Entertain @ The Kenton Theatre

7pm - 9.30pm 

Years 1-13

Play, act, recite poetry, do a backflip or make us laugh! Anything goes, as long as you entertain us with your talent. Enter with friends or as a solo act.

thu 14

HYF Proms @ The Kenton Theatre

7pm - 9.30pm 

Years 7-13

For classical, folk and jazz musicians to perform on the stage.

fri 15

HYF Dance @ The Kenton Theatre

7pm - 9.30pm  

Years 5-13

Choreograph your own dance, either on your own or in a group.

sun 17

Art & Film Exhibition @ River & Rowing Museum

11am - 2.30pm


Art & Film Prizegiving @ River & Rowing Museum

2.30pm - 3.30pm (Invitation Only)

Age range:

Infant: up to 6 years (art only)

Junior: age 7 to 11 years

Senior: age 12 to 18 years


Art &



Some schools taking part in the workshops will be invited to the Kenton Theatre to perform on stage during the week. Some art creations from the workshops will be on display at the River & Rowing Museum exhibition, and around Henley.


  • Animation

  • Block Printing

  • Dream Jars

  • Red Van Man

  • Floral Art

  • Puppet Props

  • Batik (making backdrop for Kenton performances)


  • Explorer Dome - interactive science experience

  • Cha Cha Cha

  • Country Dancing

  • Stunt workshop

  • Little Blue Monster - interactive theatre show

  • Singing

  • Street Dance

  • Young Shakespeare Company

  • Parkour gymnastics

The Art & School workshops take place in local schools, and form a major part of the HYF Programme.  We offer over 2,000 places to young people from Reception age upwards. A diverse range of workshops gives children a flavour of different activities that they might not have attempted or experienced before. The programme is designed to stimulate their imagination, build confidence and to inspire them to try out new experiences. The workshops are selected and booked by schools and details will be provided to parents.

Please check out our Facebook page for regular updates and photos

sat 16

HYF Run @ Henley Rugby Club

8.30am - 11.30am

Years 1-6


Writing Prizegiving @ The Bell Bookshop 


(Invitation only)


Art & Film Exhibition @ River & Rowing Museum 11am - 4.30pm


HYF Young Dancer @ The Kenton Theatre

1pm - 3pm  

Years 1-4


HYF Sing @ The Kenton Theatre

7pm - 9.30pm

Years 3-13

*NEW FORMAT & VENUE THIS YEAR* Parents please book your child a place. Visit www.physiolistic.co.uk to book a place

Prize giving for the winners of the Writing Competition.

Come and see entries in the Art and Film Competitions on display at the Education Centre, River & Rowing Museum.

Choreograph your own dance, either on your own or in a group.

Sing solo, in a duet or with a group of friends and listen to the Henley Youth Choir.