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Schools & Young People


Schools Workshops
The Citadel provides arts based workshops for schools, pupils and teachers including drama, visual arts and creative writing, delivered here or in your school for very competitive prices.

"A fantastic, creative & practical opportunity for the children to experience & practice local dialect" Karen Caisley Scott, Bleak Hill School (The Citadel ran drama based workshops with Bleak Hill School to explore mining heritage and local dialect)

Auditorium Hire
Why not hire the Citadel's Auditorium for your school production or activities? With 161 seated, and 307 standing capacity, professional sound and lighting equipment, dressing rooms and front of house hospitality area, our auditorium will give you and your audience a memorable, quality experience. Very reasonable rates are available from just £30 per hour!

Arts Development
Let the Citadel help with your arts based projects. We can offer assistance with funding bids and delivery to make your arts based project a reality. The Citadel recently worked in partnership with Robins Lane Primary School to secure funding for and deliver a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and an arts summer school.

Summer / Holiday Activities
Drama, art, creative writing and music workshops can be offered to young people during school holidays at the Citadel or in your school.

Career / Volunteering Opportunities
The Citadel offers valuable work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people in administrative, events, marketing, customer service and behind-the-scenes roles.
We also offer talks and tours providing information about the various roles at the Citadel and within the creative industries. The Citadel is a business ambassador for the creative diploma.

The Citadel's Community Arts Team provides professional arts expertise to deliver a high quality experience for all participants. We look forward to working in collaboration with you to add value and make a difference to you schools arts and cultural activity.

For more information on any of the above please contact the Citadel's Community Arts Team on 01744 762305 or email