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Acting classes for all ages - Young Actors Theatre

 Open Monday to Friday from 10am until 10pm; Open Saturday to Sunday from 10am until 6pm
YATI offers over 54 hours each week of high-quality but affordable classes in drama, singing and dance. Prices average from £7.50 per week, and we can offer bursaries. In school holidays, we offer a range of specialist workshops and also stage full-scale professional productions. We…

Active Angels Soft Play, Hargrave Hall

 Tuesday, Thursday, 10-11.30am
A variety of soft play equipment, which encourages children to develop their balancing abilities and physical skills. To end the session, we all take part in a parachute activity and a sing-along.

Afrobeats Dance

 Mondays 6-8pm excluding bank holidays
These vibrant classes are taught by Patience from the amazing GOP Dancers. You will: learn the fundamentals whilst grooving and having fun improve your stamina and work on your creativity expand your knowledge and dance vocabulary We work towards performing at end of term shows,…

After-school Pottery at 1A Arts

 Term-time only; Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm
Our after school Pottery Class for 6 to 12 year olds is a lot of fun and makes use of our fantastic facilities at 1A Arts. We have a pottery studio, complete with kiln, allowing kids to explore their creativity. Colleen is our very talented pottery…

Akademi

Akademi South Asian Dance runs education and community projects in Islington and the surrounding area for children and young people in schools and local arts venues.

Almeida Projects

Almeida Projects is the Almeida Theatre's community and learning programme. Inspired by the main-house productions, Projects deliver a range of high quality, innovative activities to make the theatre accessible to young people, inspire them creatively, and encourage an exploration of the power and potential of…

Almeida Theatre Open Sessions

Open Sessions are free drama workshops for 14 – 18 year olds at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Everyone is welcome, no need to apply just turn up and get involved! These are fun and friendly sessions on developing acting skills and making theatre. Currently…

Angel Shed Online Workshops

 Monday 15 February 2021, 11-11.45am, Saturday 13 March 2021 11-11.45am
Angel Shed are offering two FREE workshops as part of the Art om Estates Project.  Book now places are limited. Angel Shed is an inclusive theatre company that has been delivering high-quality workshops and productions for all children and young people in Islington for the…

Angel Shed Theatre Company

Angel Shed is an inclusive theatre company that has been delivering high-quality workshops and productions with children and young people in Islington for the past sixteen years. Parent/carer of Angel Shed member: “I have watched my daughter develop from a very shy child, lacking confidence,…

Arachne Greek Cypriot Women's Group

Offers advice and information about welfare rights and setting up a business; education and training classes including ESOL, computing, job seeking skills, interview techniques, CV writing, sign language, learn to type, sewing classes, jewellery making, glass painting, decoupage, keep fit, choir, iconography, lunch club, traditional Greek dance and after school activities (Greek…

Arts First Music Tuition

Arts First run two Music Centres funded by Arts First with a grant from Arts Council England, at Canonbury Primary and St Joseph's Primary Schools.   Canonbury Music Centre offers keyboards, violin and guitar instrumental tuition on Tuesday after school. Anyone attending an Islington school can apply using the application…

BFI Film Academy - Residential Programme

The BFI Film Academy offers high quality training to the next generation of UK talent. If you are 16-19, interested in learning or improving your skills in animation or VFX, this is the place for you. (Please note – university students cannot apply and there…

Busy Tots Learn Lots, Hargrave Hall

 Monday and Friday, 10-11.30am, term-time
A selection of arts and crafts, toys, sand play and a sing along at the end of each session, plus outside activities, bikes and trikes - weather permitting!

Centre 404 - General Localo Offer Flash

Centre 404 provides support and services to disabled children and Adults with learning disabilities or autism and their families. Supporting Families: Centre 404 offers support to families from birth onwards throughout life. We offer families advice, support and advocacy on all matters that may affect…

City Academy in-studio and online classes

Connect with like-minded people and learn new skills with City Academy’s range of creative and performing arts courses. Classes at venues in Islington and other locations across central London. Dance, act, sing, draw, paint or write your way to creative expression. City Academy have been…

The City Dance Academy

 Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 2pm; Closed on Sundays. Class times depend on age and levels. Please see our website for the full timetable
We offer fun and inspiring dance classes for girls and boys in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and street jazz. Children can work towards ISTD(Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) examinations, perform in our show that is held in a West End theatre, take part in…

The Clod Ensemble

Clod run workshops aimed at primary and secondary school students, older people and actors. Based in Bethnal Green but many workshops take place in Islington. See website for details of current projects.

Coco Jam - Street Dance Classes

 Saturday, Beginners: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Coco Jam classes provide training for young people to develop and achieve the high level of dance skills required to compete and perform intoday’s ever growing street style industry. Our eclectic blend of experience, along with our commitment puts Cocojam in this unique position, linking…

Craft Club at St Luke's Community Centre

 Tuesdays 4-6pm.
All activities at St Luke's are on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Get crafty with Maria and enjoy painting, drawing, animation and loads more! Suitable for ages 7-11. If you want to join in simply turn up and register with the teacher at the…

Crafts Council's Young People's Group

 We meet monthly from 6-8pm, apart from December and August.
The Crafts Council’s Young People’s Program is a London-based network of 16-25 year olds who are interested in craft and making. Our network of 16-25 year olds brings together those who are passionate about craft and making to co-produce projects and events with us at the…

Dance-a-Round

 Term-time; Sotheby Mews Day Centre, Monday, 6-8pm, St. Mary Magdalene Academy, Saturday, 9am to 2pm
Dance-A-Round aims to provide stimulating and exciting dance classes for boys and girls of all ages. All of our classes offer opportunities to develop body control and self-esteem as well as creative skills. Children from the age of 3 years and upwards enjoy creative, Jazz,…

Diddi Dance

 Monday and Tuesday 10-10.45am
Diddi dance classes are designed to help young children to enhance their co-ordination and rhythm. We are here to nurture their natural love of movement in a structured yet relaxed 45 minute class. We use ribbons and hoops to help them get the most from…

Eclectic Voices

Are you looking for your next vocal challenge? Eclectic Voices pride ourselves on performing ambitious music from a broad range of genres: from Classical to Jazz, from Gospel to World music, as well as pieces specially commissioned for us by notable composers. We are an…

Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art

Art work by the Italian Futurists collected by Eric and Salome Estorick. We provide a range of creative activities including gallery tours, museum trails, art workshop and family days, suitable for a range of learners.  See website for details.

The Film and Video Workshop

The Film and Video Workshop is an educational charity that specialises in teaching children and young people about animation and film. Animation workshops for young people are run by a BAFTA award winning tutor in the purpose-built media studio. 16-19 year olds can apply for BFI…

Gain Ctrl Music Studio

 Mondays and Tuesdays 4-9pm and Thursdays 4-8pm term time
Come down and record/create your music with the help of local professionals such as music producer Semothy Jones. You can come and work on your own projects or start something from scratch. Sing, play, write or produce, it’s your time to Gain Ctrl. Sem has…

The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom is a non profit social enterprise delivering high quality workshops and events on wildlife, gardening and the environment in Islington. We are primarily based at King Henry's Walk Garden but use other green spaces as well and can move around to a…

Grand Union Orchestra Sessions at Rich Mix

 Once a month on Sunday (check the website)
Workshops for young musicians led by professional jazz and world-musicians from the International Grand Union Orchestra. Learn about world music first hand from experts, discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills, meet and create with like-minded young musicians. Wheelchair accessible.

Harmsworth School of Dance

 Monday - Friday 3.45pm - 7pm
We are a long established dance school teaching the Cecchetti Method of ballet at venues in Archway, Tufnell Park, Kentish Town & Muswell Hill. Ballet classes for girls and boys 3 years + One of the main aims of the school is to develop co-ordination,…

Highbury Roundhouse Services for Children and Young People Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Highbury Roundhouse provides a range of activities for children and young people aged 0 -21 years old. Highbury Roundhouse provides a thriving under 5’s projects for parents and carers including stay and play, dance, drama and music classes. Highbury Roundhouse runs five after-school clubs in Islington.…

Highbury Youth Choirs

 Rehearsals take place on Thursdays afternoons during term-time (from 4pm)
HYC is a family of youth choirs based in Islington for young singers aged 6-18. Comprising three choirs, HYC offers members high-quality choral training, amazing performing opportunities and the chance to be a part of a supportive community of young musicians, parents and specialist staff.…

Highgate & Holloway Woodcraft Folk

 Wednesdays: (Ages 6-9) 5.30-6.30, (Ages 10-16) 6.30-8.00
At Woodcraft Folk children and young people learn through games, arts and crafts and camping trips. We have three age groups: Elfins (6-9), Pioneers (10-12) and Venturers (13-16). We are a national charity. 

Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall's Youth Arts programme runs after school, during half term and holidays. Activities are split into two age groups: Get Creative includes music, art, dance, drama and ideas planning for 7 to 13 year olds; Hipnotic includes art, theatre, drama, music, open mic and music production. The…

In It Together - free workshops for aspiring young creatives to improve mental health and wellbeing

In It Together is a series of virtual workshops led by professional facilitators that allows young people to use their voice and what matters to them to aid their mental health and wellbeing by exploring the arts. Aimed at 16-21 year olds, the workshops will…

Islington Arts Factory Ltd

Islington Arts Factory runs after-school and weekend music, dance and art classes as well as occasional one-off projects.

Islington Museum

The Museum is a fun and interesting place to bring children. The museum has a Victorian dressing up box, activities, quizzes, colouring sheets and displays of objects with information about Islington in the past. There is a changing programme of exhibitions which are often suitable for young…

Islington Youth Theatre

Islington Youth Theatre (IYT) creates innovative, exciting theatre with members aged 12 to 19 drawn from all of Islington’s secondary schools.  In the past we have performed large scale theatre pieces in professional venues including the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Urdang Academy and Pleasance Theatre Islington. As well as…

Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane is a multi-arts venue in Highgate North London. Housed in a striking red-bricked gothic church conversion, the building is home to a 160 capacity theatre, a large scale dance and rehearsal studio a cafe and bar and four other multi-purpose spaces.  The annual…

Kurdish Children and Youth Centre

The Kurdish Children and Youth Centre run weekend classes and fun activities at Manor Gardens.

The Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre is ‘the home of British Puppetry’. We produce 3-5 productions every year, host a range of visiting companies and tour nationally and internationally. Founded in 1961, Little Angel is one of the UK's oldest theatres producing children's work with an unparalleled reputation…

London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta is a world class performing group based in Kings Place who look to put new music at the heart of modern life. The KX Collective is a dynamic group of young people from the Kings Cross area who create and perform new…

LSO Discovery

LSO Discovery is the education and community outreach department of the London Symphony Orchestra. Much of our work is delivered at LSO St Luke’s, UBS and LSO Music Education Centre, on Old Street, and in the surrounding area. We offer many services: early years workshops…

Make Believe Islington

 Saturdays: Infants; 10-11.30am, Senior/Juniors; 10am-1pm
Sing! Act! Dance! Contact us to book a free trial.

Media Arts Club at 1A Arts

 Term-time only; Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Media Arts Club for 13-18 year olds. This term a professional visual artist will help you unleash your glitch artist and you will learn how to  use, appropriate and manipulate mistakes and errors from recorded footage to create a short video or series of photographs. Contact 1A Arts to…

MERGE Art & Film

 Thursdays and Fridays 4-6pm; Private View and Exhibition Schedule (times vary)
Glorious Backstage Arts in collaboration with [A]rt:[w]ork, seek to expand the creative experience for graduates and emerging practitioners seeking to develop, maintain and explore ways to expand their professional practice. MERGE aims to provide innovative opportunities to exhibit, network and gain work experience. A collaborative platform…

Monkey Music

 Term-time; Wednesday, Friday, 9.30-11am (range of sessions)
A stimulating musical environment, gentle songs and fascinating sounds, absorbing activities and precious shared moments for under 5s.   

Mrs H and the Singalong Band

 Wednesday 10 to 11am and 11am to 12pm and Thursday 10 to 11am
A free drop in for children and their carers. Singalong is a fun, uplifting music event for 0-5 years olds.  

Mwalimu Express at Rich Mix

 Third Sunday every month (September to May).
A glorious culturally conscious afternoon for the whole family featuring live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and the best of vibes. Each month we feature a different live act with African connections, DJ sets and African cinema.  See the website for details. There are two…