Performing arts to inspire and develop young people

YMCA Creative Academy is a programme of workshops focused on building creativity, confidence and industry skills within the creative and performing arts.

Our sessions are open to young people of all schools aged 11-18, and provide an open, non-judgmental space to engage with industry professionals in a collaborative, creative environment.

What to expect from Creative Academy

Drama, dance & singing workshops
Hone your skills, practice techniques, develop resilience and build confidence in your art form!


Get creative and perform!
Have the opportunity to devise your own work and work towards showcases with other YMCA Creative Academies

Be part of a community
Sessions are lively and enjoyable, shared with like-minded young people and led by industry professionals

Pantomime Project

Starting this September, join us week-by-week to create and rehearse your own pantomime to perform for the local community!

Be guided by industry professionals every step of the way at these fun, collaborative sessions every Wednesday evening, 16:30-18:00, at the Village (starting 7th September).

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Our Creative Academy is open to young people from all schools aged 11-18, and is based at the YMCA Community and Activity Village. For other locations across Nottinghamshire visit our group website.

Session Location Dates Time Price
February Half Term YMCA Village Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023 10:00-14:00 £110 per week (Scholarships available)
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Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.

YMCA’s Scholarship programme is bedded into the ethos of YMCA’s youth holiday programmes as charity run, not-for-profit services. The initiative provides financial accessibility to families who may otherwise not be able to attend, with costs part covered by charity grants and generous community donations.

Young people who attend on a scholarship enjoy the same incredible experience as everyone else.

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