Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Young actors performing in Lakeside's Djanogly Theatre

Young Creatives

We provide creative opportunities for children and young people of all ages. From weekly groups, to school holiday activities, Lakeside is the place to nurture creative talent.


In line with the University’s response to Government Guidance, we are currently not delivering Lakeside’s regular Learning activities. We are working hard across the University to reopen our buildings in phases to introduce the necessary social distancing measures to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all. We will update this page with news on our Learning programme and for more information on reopening plans, that will be published once confirmed please see our dedicated page here.


VISUAL ART GROUPS

GALLERY ART GROUP 8-10 YEARS & 11-13 YEARS

These weekly Saturday art sessions provide a well-resourced environment for creative experimentation and skill development for young people. Using the Lakeside exhibitions for inspiration, the tutors lead workshops in painting, photography, drawing, multi-media sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and other crafts.

Young people can also work towards all levels of Arts Award while attending Gallery Art Group.

Term Dates

8-10 YEARS

Saturdays in term time, 10-11.30am
£60 per person, per term

11-13 YEARS

Saturdays in term time, 1-3pm
£70 per person, per term

LAKESIDE YOUNG ARTISTS

Aged 14-18 and interested in getting an insight into the art scene of Lakeside? Join this group and have access to an amazing range of art materials to help you explore themes of your choice. Artist Rosny Hayward will be supporting you in this exciting journey, and you’ll have the chance to curate an exhibition in the Wallner Gallery.

Follow the Lakeside Young Artists' work on their Instagram account @lakesideyoungartists

Term Dates

Tuesdays in term time, 6-8pm
£70 per person, per term

YOUTH THEATRE GROUPS

LITTLE LAKESIDERS, LYT 8-10S & LYT 11-13S

Our Youth Theatre groups focus on having fun and developing new skills through drama and creative play. The Little Lakesiders sessions provide imaginative introductions to the world of drama for children aged 5-7, while the LYT 8-10s group develops skills in many aspects of theatre through creative technique.

Term Dates

LITTLE LAKESIDERS

Saturdays in term time, 9.30-10.30am
£55 per person, per term

LYT 8-10

Saturdays in term time, 11am-12.30pm
£60 per person, per term

LYT 11-13

Saturdays in term time, 1-3pm
£70 per person, per term

14+ PERFORMANCE GROUP (AWARD WINNING!)

This weekly session offers a platform for members to create, develop and take risks using their own ideas in a safe environment. You will get to work with some exciting artists, performers and professionals, perform in some unusual spaces and devise new and exciting theatre work.

Term Dates

Thursdays in term time, 6-8.30pm
£70 per person, per term

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

We are proud of our varied and exciting range of activities available during school holidays. Spanning all art forms and suitable for a variety of ages, there’s something for everyone a Lakeside Arts (summer holiday activity details published from February/March).

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