Creative Opportunities for Kids & Young People

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General sale is open from Tue 23 Jul 2024 at 9:17pm.

Priority booking is now open for Members. Standard booking will open on Tue 23 Jul 2024 at 9:17pm

For Early Years and Primary Age Children

  • Led by dance artist Cheryl McChesney, artsdepot Creative Explorers sessions include storytelling, movement, creative and sensory play, designed to help your little one explore, play and grow. These Friday morning sessions are for children aged 10 months – 3 years and their grown-ups to enjoy together.
  • Our hire partners offer a wide range of classes for kids including ballet, kickboxing, and musical theatre. See the full range of classes here.
  • Playdepot is a free soft play area created especially for our littlest visitors, with a place for the grown-ups to relax.
  • Our free book swap can be found on Level 2 (close to playdepot). Bring in your old reads and swap them out for something else!
  • We have a fantastic range of family shows to choose from, with shows most weekends and in the school holidays. View our upcoming family shows here.
  • Over the course of the year we host a wide variety of free family festivals.
  • Our inclusive Summer Camps run through the Summer holidays offering the chance to learn new skills and perform in a full scale Musical in our Pentland Theatre. This Summer we’ll be rocking out with We Will Rock You with a camp running from Mon 19 – Sat 31 Aug. Find out more.

For Young People and Teenagers

  • Aged 14 – 21? Are you passionate about arts and culture? Want to develop your ideas and confidence to make a change? Then our Youth Advocates group is for you!
  • artsdepot is a partner venue for NT Connections, a festival of theatre for young people. Every year we host a group of young people to perform an NT Connections play on one of our stages.
  • Our hire partners offer a wide range of classes for young people including yoga, kickboxing, and musical theatre. See the full range of classes here.
  • Every year we offer Work Experience to a group of young people from Barnet, where they get to have hands-on experience of working in a busy arts venue.
  • Our inclusive Summer Camp runs through the Summer holidays offering the chance to learn new skills and perform in a full scale Musical in our Pentland Theatre. This Summer we’ll be rocking out with We Will Rock You with a camp running from Mon 19 – Sat 31 Aug. Find out more.

Schools

artsdepot has fantastic engagement with schools in the local area. Recently, we’ve worked with multiple schools across North London on our Future Cities Exhibition, Learning Labyrinth installations, and we are currently running our annual SEN Work Experience programme with students from local schools. Find out more about our work with schools here.

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