Children & Young People

We offer regular Youth Theatre, Gallery Art Groups and Young Archaeologists Clubs for a range of ages and interests. You can also find details of our Summer Schools and information about what's on in the upcoming season and how young people can work with our team to get their Arts Award or Artsmark qualifications.

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Arts Award and Artsmark

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through setting personal challenges in an art form of their choice. Through Arts Award, young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment, developing leadership, creativity and communication skills.  For more information please see the Arts Award website.

At NLA, young people are able to work towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award while they are  members of Gallery Art Group and Lakeside Youth Theatre.  Discover and Explore Arts Awards may be undertaken by primary aged children on school visits. We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with schools applying for Artsmark, Arts Council England’s flagship programme which recognises excellence in arts and cultural provision.

To find out more please contact Emily Dawkes.