Summer Schools

Intensive summer schools take place in August and offer participants the opportunity to work with professional artists working in Visual Art, Theatre, Dance, Writing and Music. 

No previous experience is required, just lots of enthusiasm! 

There are also a range of workshops targeted at specific age groups or families during the year.  Keep an eye on the What’s On pages for specific dates and information.

To book for any of our Summer Schools, please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Summer School Programme for 2019

All of our summer schools are only viable with a minimum number of participants. We therefore reserve the right to cancel summer schools and fully refund places with a minimum of one week’s notice.‚Äč

Create a Play in a Week

Monday 5 - Friday 9 August
Djanogly Theatre
For ages 9-14

Retell the story of Persephone and her banishment to the underworld, in a new and dark explanation of why England is permanently suffering from an incurable condition known as weather. No previous experience is required, just lots of enthusiasm and a commitment to attend for the full week. Choose to be a performer, set designer or technician at the time of booking. Final performance: Friday 9 August, 4pm, Djanogly Theatre.


Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 August
Highfields Park
£20 per day (book for any day or all three)
For ages 9-12

Tuesday: The Wild and the Wonderful Immerse yourself in the natural world, discover creatures great and small, their habitats and the variety of plants and trees in the park. Find out about how all the plants, animals and we humans survive together in the world.

Wednesday: The Park and the People Discover the history of the park and find out how it fits in with the history of Nottingham. Design your perfect park and then let your imagination run wild creating it using natural and recycled materials.

Thursday: The Bold and the BraveCould you survive out in the woods? Discover the skills needed to survive in the open including shelter building, orienteering, fire-lighting, then join a campfire cooking collaboration.


Monday 19 - Friday 23 August
Performing Arts Studio
For ages 8-13

Camouflage, capes and curtains – these are some of the textile creations young eople will be making. Working with an amazing range of artists, including Laura  McCafferty whose exhibition will be on show in the Angear Visitor Centre,  participants will be investigating the ways in which we hide in plain sight, wrap ourselves up as superheroes and swish curtains across buildings to hide spaces. An art installation will  be created in Djanogly Gallery at the end of the week for family and friends to enjoy.