Young People
Creative activities for young people all over Dorset.
Hi everyone!
Artsreach runs lots of creative activities for young people through the summer holidays, and puts on shows especially for children and families throughout the year.

Artsreach also offer opportunities for young people to achieve Arts Award through its rich and diverse programme, with access to quality live arts events, workshop activities, post-show discussions and work experience opportunities. Keep your eye on our What's On page and look out for events with the Arts Award symbol within our programme for opportunities which could help you achieve your award.

The next Artsreach summer programme for children will be published next July. If you'd like to receive a copy, please do email us and we will pop one in the post! You can view the last programme online by clicking the link below:

Download a PDF of the Artsreach Summer Supplement
Upcoming Performances for Children and Families
Angel Heart Theatre presents
Malina's Dream
This enchanting show reflects upon friendship and finding the way between two worlds. Malina is an excitable young girl who lives with Grandpa in the land of the midnight sun.

Into her frozen world comes a stranger, whose ship is crushed in the ice. When Malina discovers her dream has become real she knows only she can save the stranger's life...with just a little help from Grandpa and his magic drum! This warm-hearted tale, created by Angel Heart Theatre is inspired by true-life encounters between 19th century Scottish sailors and the Inuit communities of the Arctic. Breath-taking puppets, live music and a specially commissioned soundtrack create an unforgettable experience of magical theatre.

*Pre-Show Shadow Making Workshop!*
This is an exciting opportunity for children to discover the magical world of shadow puppetry and make their own shadow puppet to take home. Taking the Arctic as our theme, we will learn to make puppets in a hands on experience which involves cutting and glueing. Children under the age of 6 will need parental supervision. After this simple techniques for using shadow puppets are taught before children present an impromptu performance for friends and family that might wish to attend in the final 15 minutes of the session. Places £3
Saturday 11th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Sunday 12th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Monday 13th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Evershot Village Hall (01935 83580)
Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Morgan & West presents
Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them.) Mixing brain busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound!

Fun for ages 5 to 105
Sunday 12th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Sunday 19th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Friday 10th March 2017 at 6:30pm
Drimpton Village Hall (01308 868733)
Paddleboat Theatre
Margo & Mr Whatsit
Did you ever have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you could see? Sophia's imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit, and he's always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play - that is, until the day she unimagines him.

Now there's a new imaginary friend in town - the tea-drinking, lipstick-wearing, ever-confident Margo. Can Mr. Whatsit's childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined forever? And as Sophia's imagination goes to war, will she manage to find peace in her new home?

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present a lively and imaginative tale full of mime, puppetry, music, clowning and object play and invite you to enter Sophia's world, where the real and the imaginary collide and friends are never far away. Suitable 4+
Friday 17th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Saturday 18th February 2017 at 11:00am
Saturday 18th February 2017 at 4:00pm
Winfrith Village Hall (01305 852117)