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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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toylikeme
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Other (please specify)
Discipline(s)
Creative Skills , Design  , Heritage and history , Mixed art forms 
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , Reception / Pre school , SEND 
Description (Short)
ToyLikeMe is an arts and play based community enterprise in York. We celebrate the powers of disability representation, to boost self-esteem in disabled children and grow open minds in non-disabled children. We create artwork to start conversations about disability, influence the toy industry to better represent disabled children and educate through our playful schools workshops and public events
Cost for York-based schools
160
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
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
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
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
Mediale
Name of Organisation
Activities on Offer
Digital Resources, Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools, Other (please specify)
Discipline(s)
Crafts / Making , Creative Skills , Dance , Design  , Digital Arts (e/g/ animation, game design, graphics design) , Heritage and history , Mixed art forms , Music , Sculpture / Pottery  , Spoken Language / performance , STEM / STEAM
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , FE , HE , SEND 
Description (Short)
Mediale is an international new media arts organisation based in Selby / York. We offer creative workshops and creative careers masterclasses to all ages, focussed on the arts, STEAM, digital skills, dance, coding, music, careers and much more. Please get in touch to find out how we can work with you!
Cost for York-based schools
£0
City
Yorkshire
Children handling some Yorkshire fossils
Category
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools
Discipline(s)
Crafts / Making , Heritage and history , STEM / STEAM
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 
Description (Short)
If your school needs engaging, entertaining sessions on Yorkshire rocks, fossils, natural history or geography, give Fossiliam - palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw - a shout!
Cost for York-based schools
£75 for 1-hour session; £150 for half-day; £250 for full day
City
York
Grand Opera House York
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 , Dance , Mixed art forms , Music , Theatre
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 , KS3 , KS4 , FE , Reception / Pre school , HE 
Description (Short)
At the Grand Opera House York, Creative Learning is locally driven, ensuring our educational engagement is of value. We are part of ATG, an international theatre company with venues from the West End to regional locations.
Cost for York-based schools
Dependent on 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

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