FREE Arts Workshops for Children - BOOK NOW

We're delighted to announce our exciting line-up of FREE Arts Workshops for people of all ages. This will give over 400 children and young adults fully-immersive involvement in the arts in ways that they would not otherwise ever experience, and is our chance to truly give something back to the Chiswick community.

The sixty children taking part in the Musical Theatre workshops will get the opportunity to perform as part of our show 'Chiswick at the Musicals' on Saturday 8th June amongst the West End stars, and we are also running workshops in Comedy, Opera and Drumming & Percussion.

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How To Book

Simply head to our workshops page click on the relevant red button (which states the age range), which will take you to a ticket booking system. Continue with the process just like booking tickets for any show, except the bonus is they are FREE! You will then be sent e-tickets which you should print and bring or show on your mobile phone when you attend the workshop. It's important that the name of everyone attending the workshop is entered for each ticket.

Important Information

Please be mindful that if you book a place and then do not attend a workshop, you will have taken the opportunity away from someone else. We therefore ask that you only book if you can guarantee that the ticket will be used, as there is high demand and only a limited number of places available. We request one workshop per person to allow as many people as possible to benefit.


Opera Workshops

Friday 31st May 2019 Ages 0-5 and 6-11 (incl. adults)

Venue: Dutch Terrace, Opera Holland Park, Ilchester Place, Kensington, London W8 6LU

It is well-known that families with young children face barriers to visiting the theatre for fear of disturbing the show with crying, fidgeting and agitation from your little ones. Workshops will include multi-sensory activities, group singing and music based around Opera Holland Park productions, which will provide a safe and nurturing space at the theatre in which parents can explore opera together with their children and enjoy a creative and musical day out. Breastfeeding mums are welcome, as are grandparents!


Musical Theatre Workshops

Sunday 2nd June 2019 Ages 7-11 & 12-18

Venue: ArtsEd, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Road, London W4 1LY

The aim of this workshop is to inspire the next generation of budding young performers, by transporting them into the world of musical theatre. Those involved will learn a song (from London's West End) during this workshop, which will involve singing and dancing. They will then perform the song at 'Chiswick at the Musicals' on Saturday 8th June amongst West End stars, as part of the Chiswick Proms.


Comedy Workshops

Thu 6th to Sat 8th June 2019 Ages 4-16 Venue 1: Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW Venue 2: 'Peter & the Wolf', Chiswick Proms, Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4 2RP

Exploring improvisation and character role play through comedy. We focus on encouraging all the children to have the confidence through playing and performing in front of their peers without them knowing they’ve done so. Covering stand up, sketch and character comedy.  We encourage all the children to try their hand at their best bits, fuelling them with a confidence that spills over into their everyday life. The key here is learning through laughter.

The comedy workshops taking place on Saturday 8th June will be for those attending our family concert 'Peter & the Wolf' at the Chiswick Proms, so if you are not attending that show, then you should apply for the comedy workshops on 6th or 7th June, which will take place at Chiswick's Tabard Theatre.


Drumming Percussion Workshops

Sunday 2nd June 2019 Ages 6-14+ (incl. adults)

Venue: Falcons Pre-Prep School for Boys, 2 Burnaby Gardens, Chiswick, London W4 3DT

Boomwhackers & Bamboo Tamboo Explore whole group composition with upbeat Caribbean rhythms to get your hands & feet moving!

STOMP-style Body Percussion Who knew you could make so many sounds just by hitting yourself! Following fun rhythmic warms ups, you will incorporate participants’ own ideas to create a brand-new body percussion routine!

Samba Drumming Create the spirit of Rio in Chiswick! You'll learn a number of fun, energetic rhythms on authentic Brazilian percussion instruments.


Head to our website: to book your child a place on our workshops.


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