Free Arts Workshops



We're delighted to be offering an exciting line-up of FREE arts workshops for people of all ages. This will give hundreds of (mainly) children and young adults fully-immersive involvement in the arts in ways that they would not otherwise ever experience. Through these workshops, 60 children will perform as part of our show 'Chiswick at the Musicals' on Saturday 8th June, and we are also running workshops in comedy, opera and drumming & percussion. Also, our associated charity The Prince's Trust will have a presence throughout the festival, so you can find out more about the incredible work they do. They are the UK’s leading youth charity, which has helped more than 870,000 young people since 1976, creating brighter futures for those aged 11 to 30, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training (Charity no. 1079675).

Please be mindful that if you book a place and do not attend a workshop session, you 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.

Opera Workshops

31 MAY 10:30-12:00

31 MAY 12:30-14:00


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. Breast-feeding mums are welcome, as are grandparents!

Musical Theatre Workshops

02 JUN 10:00-13:00

02 JUN 14:00-17:00


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

06 JUN 16:00-17:00

06 JUN 17:00-18:00


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 every day life. The key here is learning through laughter.

07 JUN 16:00-17:00

07 JUN 17:00-18:00

08 JUN 12:45-13:15

08 JUN 13:15-13:45

Drumming & Percussion Workshops

30 JUN 10:30-11:30


30 JUN 11:45-12:45


30 JUN 13:45-14:45



hosted by falcons pre-prep school for boys

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.

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