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York-based Professional Creative and Heritage Educational Opportunities

For children and young people, engaging with culture can be transformational – both for their own wellbeing and prospects, and for the society they’ll grow up in. We are determined that every child and young person in York, and particularly the most disadvantaged and those with additional needs and / or disabilities (SEND), gets the opportunity to dance, sing, act, perform, design, create, innovate, learn and participate – making creativity, the arts and heritage an entitlement for all children and young people.

This directory lists York-based professional creative and heritage educational opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a day out for your class in the city, resources for lessons, or a practitioner to deliver workshops in your school, you’ll find it here.

Browse or search existing listings below. Used the advanced search button to narrow down you search by type of activity, age group, curriculum and more.

Disclaimer: REACH and Make It York do not endorse any of the listings below. It remains the responsibility of the school/education provider for ascertaining the suitability of creative practitioners, content and quality when commissioning activity from third parties.

Submit a listing ▸ Please note, you or your organisation should have two years experience in delivering creative activities in schools. If you are an early-career or emerging creative practitioner, please get in touch with reach.manager@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk.

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National Centre for Early Music
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction
Discipline(s)
Music 
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , Reception / Pre school 
Description (Short)
The NCEM has been offering a range of music opportunities for young children for over 20 years. Current projects include partnerships with York Music Forum, York Arts Education, I Can Play (music-making for D/deaf young people), the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Opera North, plus our range of family-friendly activities.
Cost for York-based schools
Dependent on activity - please enquire
City
York
Sandscapes in Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction
Discipline(s)
Creative Skills , Design  , Heritage and history , Heritage Crafts , STEM / STEAM
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 
Description (Short)
Groups of all interests and sizes are welcome at the museum. We have plenty of things to see and do, including inspiring galleries, schools’ sessions, special exhibitions and more.
Cost for York-based schools
Free - £7.50
City
York
Agentshowcase
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools
Discipline(s)
Crafts / Making , Creative Skills , Design  , Digital Arts (e/g/ animation, game design, graphics design) , Mixed art forms 
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , FE , Reception / Pre school , HE 
Description (Short)
I have a background in the creative industries specialised in Craft design and technology, recently working on accessibility in VR and Unity also 360 camera production with XL stories.
I am a STEM ambassador with the focus on design technology. My background is textile and metal design and project management within these industries to final product or output.
Cost for York-based schools
25.00 ph
City
York
Accessible Arts & Media
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction
Discipline(s)
Music 
Key Stage(s)
KS3 , KS4 , SEND 
Description (Short)
IMPs is a year-round programme of fun, inclusive music activities for children and young people from York and the surrounding area. We run fun, inclusive Senior IMPs sessions every Monday evening during term time and exciting, themed IMPs Holiday Clubs every school holiday apart from Christmas.
Cost for York-based schools
£0
City
York
Previous Shakespeare festival
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction
Discipline(s)
Creative Skills , Creative Writing / Poetry , Heritage and history , Spoken Language / performance , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , FE , Reception / Pre school , HE , SEND 
Description (Short)
York Theatre Royal offers a wealth of drama-led workshops, tours and partnerships available throughout the year.
Cost for York-based schools
Dependent on activity
City
York
Pilot Theatre Logo
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction, Other (please specify)
Discipline(s)
Creative Skills , Creative Writing / Poetry , Design  , Digital Arts (e/g/ animation, game design, graphics design) , Heritage and history , Mixed art forms , Music , Spoken Language / performance , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS3 , KS4 , FE , HE , SEND 
Description (Short)
Pilot Theatre is a national and international touring company based in York, creating work for, by and with young people aged 11-25. Alongside our theatre productions, we offer workshops, resources, CPD and bespoke projects to schools, colleges and universities.
Cost for York-based schools
£0 - £375+VAT (varies according to project/activity)
City
York
A Christmas Carol
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools
Discipline(s)
Spoken Language / performance , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , SEND 
Description (Short)
Costumed storytelling character delivering performance/workshops
Cost for York-based schools
£200 per day
City
York
Generate Theatre Company
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools
Discipline(s)
Creative Skills , Spoken Language / performance , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , FE , Reception / Pre school , HE , SEND 
Description (Short)
Providing access to the arts for all with innovative and high quality workshops, skills based learning and performances. With over 20 years experience as a drama teacher and facilitator, our workshop leader delivers fun and engaging workshops whilst create a safe space for all to learn and develop.
Cost for York-based schools
Tailored for each workshop and school
City
Malton and York
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction, Other (please specify)
Discipline(s)
Dance , Music , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , FE , HE 
Description (Short)
As a hiring theatre we are able to offer opportunities for groups to perform, hold workshops or just visit and learn. We are veru much part of the community with over 150 volunteers and a loyal following of regular audiences. Services to community groups can vary widely.
Cost for York-based schools
Theatre hire charges are on our website, but tours etc are normally free of charge.
City
YORK
Hoglets Logo
Name of Organisation
Category
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools, Performances / workshops / visits delivered in York venue or attraction
Discipline(s)
Crafts / Making , Creative Skills , Creative Writing / Poetry , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , Reception / Pre school 
Description (Short)
We offer a number of performances aimed at pre-school and primary aged children.
We also offer drama workshops, storytelling workshops, puppet making workshops shadow puppet making workshops and creative writing workshops
Cost for York-based schools
Prices vary with workshops starting at £200 per session and Performances starting at £250 per show
City
YORK

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