NextGen Zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

The Learning Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum

Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, 

Science Museum

Looking for your own place at the Festival? If you're between 13 and 24, come and experience the NextGen Zone - a space that's designed exclusively for you.

Welcome to the NextGen Zone – the ultimate destination for young adults aged 13-24 who are seeking an exciting festival experience! Our dedicated area showcases the creativity, ingenuity, and passion of young people like you through a variety of thought-provoking and inspiring activities.

Spanning across the V&A and the Science Museum, our NextGen Zone is filled with games, workshops, interactive installations, talks, and displays that have been created with young people in mind. Explore the works of other young people like you through the Young Producers’ art and science installation, the Youth Collective's Windrush 75 Display, and the Technicians Gallery’s Test a Career activities.

You can also discover the latest research conducted by Imperial scientists that directly affects your generation. Feeling overwhelmed by all the fun? Take a break from the hustle and bustle and relax with some beats in our chill-out area. With so much to see, do, and experience, the NextGen Zone is the perfect place to explore and enjoy with your friends!

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Visitor information

This is a drop in event. To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.


Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Workshop
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