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Arts opportunities for young people

Find out about groups and clubs that can help you develop your talent as a musician, dancer or actor.

You can also take courses in the visual arts and crafts, writing and photography.

To keep up to date on all youth arts developments, register with the Lewisham Education Arts Network, which also co-ordinates the Youth Arts Network.

Arts opportunities for young people

Music and dance

Lewisham Live

– a music and dance festival showcasing young talent. Held in March each year.

Lewisham Music Hub

– a new network of local and regional music organisations supporting music learning in and out of school. For young people aged 5–18 years.

Midi Music Company

 – offers affordable music classes for children and career development for emerging artists.

Montage Theatre Arts

 – dance including ballet, tap, street dance; early starters programmes; youth theatre company; drama; holiday workshops and digital arts.

Trinity Laban

 – offers a wide range of music and dance opportunities for children and young people.


Age Exchange Theatre Trust

 – offers youth theatre programmes as well as running intergenerational programmes focusing on reminiscence work.

Albany Uncover Programme

 – for 13–19 year olds interested in learning new skills and exploring theatre, music, spoken word and technical production.

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre

 – provides a wide range of opportunities for young people to learn through drama and theatre arts.

Lewisham Youth Theatre

 – puts on youth theatre productions. Also offers free drama workshops, education outreach and Saturday morning children’s theatre.  

Second Wave

 – puts on a regular programmes of performing arts workshops, events, productions. Offers arts training and employment opportunities for young people aged 13–25 years.

The Hunt Academy for Young Actors

 – offers fun and affordable part time actor training for young people aged 5 - 25. Offers industry representation through their industry leading child actors agency.


Albany Young Creatives

 - For interdisciplinary artists and performers aged 16 to 25. Opportunities for aspiring producers, artists, technicians, performers, stage managers and promoters. No previous experience necessary.

Tel: 07984 355 826 / Email: creative@thealbany.org.uk

Horniman Museum & Gardens

 – hold regular children’s arts, crafts, music and dance workshops.

Lewisham Arthouse

 – offer a wide range of courses and workshops in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and crafts.

Lewisham Southwark College

 – courses in performing and creative arts; arts and design; dance; drama; fashion; music and digital media.