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Activities for children @ ACW

Activities for children @ ACW

The Mix
Quality arts activities for children and young people at Arts Centre Washington

For children aged 4 - 7 and their families

Arts and Craft Activities
The first Saturday of every month (excluding January), 10.30am  - 12, £3.50 per session

Washington Youth Theatre
Saturdays 10am – 12pm
Join the Washington Youth Theatre Company and learn about stagecraft and script writing, take part in productions and films as well as making great new friends along the way.
£5 per session (paid termly)

Saturday Art Club 
Saturdays, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Join the Saturday Art Club and find out just how much fun art can really be.
£5 per session (paid termly)


THE DRUM ROOM – one to one and group drum kit tuition now available at Arts Centre Washington on Saturdays

Contact Dan on 07890054216 to book your place!

Trish and Trina's Dance Studio

Based in the courtyard of the arts centre classes are available in Tap, Disco, Ballet, Cheerleading and Performing Arts

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 
Call 07759429763 for more info


Tiny Tweeties

Mondays 1.30-2.30pm, £4.50 per session

Interactive music sessions for families. 
Children from ages 0 – 5 can sing, dance and learn in this fun and educational session with the Tiny Tweeties duo.    

The Voice Studio 

Professional signing tuition from Maggi Ballantyne, internationally renowned singer, vocal and performance coach.

For more information visit 

Call 0191 417 4999 to book


Yoga Pups - Baby Yoga
Thursdays, 1.15 – 2pm

Taster Class  - Thursday 19 January 1.15pm – Just £4
£30 for 6 weeks

To book contact 




What's On:

Easter bunny split-pin puppet

01 April 2017

Make your own Easter bunny split-pin puppet with artists Kit Kingsbury.  Suitable for children aged 4+ and their families.
Drop in session – no need to book.

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Family Mono Printing Workshop

08 April 2017

To celebrate #sunderland2021 Get Creative and the end of the Youth Arts Exhibition we are running a free Family Mono Printing Workshop
All materials will be provided and children will get to take away their own art work

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Kitchen Zoo present...

The Owl and the Pussycat

12 April 2017

The Owl and the Pussycat live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, SPLASH! On to an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land. 

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Puppetry Workshop

13 April 2017

Puppets have been entertaining people for centuries and can be anything you want them to be. In this fun workshop, you'll learn how to operate a felt friend, let your imagination go wild and dazzle your friends with a song or a sketch.

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Creative Writing Workshop

20 April 2017

Develop your  creative skills and hone your storytelling abilities in this Creative writing Workshops especially designed for children aged 8+. 

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Circurama present...

The Creative Brain

21 April 2017

Have you ever wondered how children’s writers like Roald Dahl come up with all their fantastic stories and characters?
Join us on a journey as our writer Marty Wordsmith begins his quest to write his first novel…with a little help (or not!) from his imagination. The Creative Brain takes children aged 5 to10 through a fun, silly adventure into a world of stories to meet a cast of unexpected characters. Expect laughter and slapstick as well as pantomime nonsense along the way!

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Chalk present...

Sing-a-long Yellow Submarine (U) and Instrument Making

29 April 2017

Dive bomb into our underwater wonderland and take a kaleidoscopic trip aboard Chalk's Yellow Submarine with John, Paul, George and Ringo. We'll set sail on our psychedelic journey to save Pepperland from those meddling Blue Meanies by singing along to all the classics from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to A Day in the Life, and of course, Yellow Submarine. Grab your lyric sheets and prepare to sing your socks off as you teach your little ones some songs they'll never forget.

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Chalk present...

Sgt. Pepper's Rave!

29 April 2017

Turn on, tune in and drop some haribo as we party like its 1969 at this family rave inspired by the world of Yellow Submarine. There''ll be rainbow face painting, mind bending visuals, bubbles, hula hoops and the opportunity to make your own psychedelic rave headwear. Music think Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, Beatle's Tomorrow Never Knows, Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze

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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!)

15 July 2017

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

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