Art, dance, music and drama

Make friends, get creative and enjoy some holiday fun.

Synergy Dance® Holiday Workshops
4 year olds and over

Looking for something special for the kids to do in the holidays? Book your child into a Synergy Holiday Workshop at Ash Manor Sports Centre.
Venue: Ash Manor Sports Centre, Manor Road, GU12 6QH
Dates:

  • Synergy Dance Magical Musical Theatre Camp, 4 to 12 years: Tuesday 23 October

  • Synergy Dance Trolls Dance Mix Workshop, 4+ years: Thursday 25 October

  • Synergy Dance Moana Workshop, 4+ years: Thursday 25 October

  • Synergy Dance Showman Adventure Camp, 5 to 12 year olds: Friday 26 October

Prices: £6.50 for one hour workshop.
£20 for adventure camp.

Contact: Ash Manor Sports Centre
Tel: 01252 325484
Email: admin@synergydance.co.uk
Web: Synergy Dance
 


 

Alice in Wonderland takeover @ Guildford Museum
4 years and over

Guildford Museum is being transformed into 'Wonderland'! Dress up like Alice and her chums, make a Cheshire Cat grin, or a Mad Hatter hat and have fun with our Alice quiz sheets.
Venue: Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Dates: Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 October
Price: Free
Contact: Heritage Services
Tel: 01483 444751
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk
Web: Guildford Museum
 


 

Mad Hatter's tea party pottery painting @ Guildford Museum
4 years and over

This half-term Guildford Museum is being transformed into Alice's 'Wonderland'! Come and decorate a china cup/mug fit for the Mad Hatter's tea party.
Venue: Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Dates: Tuesday 23 October, 11am to 1pm; Friday 26 October, 11am to 1pm
Price: £2 per item painted
Contact: Heritage Services
Tel: 01483 444751
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk
Web: Guildford Museum
 


 

Play in a day!
7 to 12 year olds

Well-known and well-loved, our Play In A Day gives children the chance to create a production, a new piece of theatre in just a few hours. All areas are explored, including costumes, props, design, stage management, directing and acting. There is something for everyone.
Venue: The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford
Dates: Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 October
Price: £55 per day
Contact: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Youth Office
Tel: 01483 565191
Email: youth@yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Web: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
 


 

Wonderful Wednesday at the Cathedral: Big Draw
For all the family

Half term creative fun in the beautiful Nave of Guildford Cathedral. We'll be playing with light and colour, creating our own stained-glass effect wonders and making beautiful things together. Don't miss our free Treasure Hunt. Ideal for families and creative people of all ages. The shop, Seasons café, Treasury and exhibition room will be open. Fully accessible. Free parking.
Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford,  GU2 7UP
Date: Wednesday 24 October, 10am to 12.30pm
Price: Free, donations appreciated
Contact: Guildford Cathedral
Email: louise@guildford-cathedral.org
Web: Guildford Cathedral
 


 

Busylizzy Guildford
0 to 4 year olds and their parents

We run a timetable of over 25 classes per week, Monday to Saturday - baby classes, toddler classes and mummy fitness classes (that mums can bring their babies along to). We also hold lots of events, some of which are free to attend.
Venue: GLive, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: Classes continue all year round
Price: From £7
Contact: Anna
Tel: 01483 610333
Email: guildford@busylizzy.co.uk
Web: BusyLizzy Guildford


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
All ages

Join artist Diana Burch in some lively art making for your hands and feet. Your hands will be the actors, becoming animal prints or imaginative creatures for you to take home. Then, join in a giant movement map - dance your feet across the floor using colour and pattern to create the jazziest showstopper of them all!
Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3UX
Date: Saturday 20 October, 10am to 1pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at The Boileroom
All ages

Draw and explore: activities led by local artist focusing on drawing basics, mark making and observational drawing. Get warmed up then pick up a map and apply your new skills on a self-guided walk around town, drawing what you see on the way.
Venue: The Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford, GU1 4LS
Date: Sunday 21 October, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at Guildford Cathedral
All ages

Have you ever thought about making a stained glass effect drawing with tissue paper? Inspired by Guildford Cathedral and led by artist Marina Jurjevic, experiment with drawing, be playful and create a unique piece of art to take home.
Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP
Dates: Wednesday 24 October, 10am to 12.30pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at Lakeside Nature Reserve
All ages

Come along to the Lakeside Family Fun Day and have an opportunity to work alongside artist Becci Kenning to create a large painting with a pendulum.
Venue: Lakeside Nature Reserve, Lakeside Road, Ash Vale, GU12 5AA
Dates: Thursday 25 October, 11am to 3pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at GLive
All ages

Artist Nicole Line will be setting up an experimental drawing studio for you to create a vibrant, visual space.
Venue: GLive, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Date: Saturday 27 October, 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Guildford Borough's Big Draw at Surrey Arts Wardrobe
All ages

Rummage around the costume collection at Surrey Arts Wardrobe. Join in a variety of activities including a giant collaborative Spirograph, plus there will be models dressed in costumes, for life drawing throughout the afternoon.
Venue: Surrey Arts Wardrobe, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, GU3 3BH
Date: Sunday 28 October, 12pm to 4pm
Price: Free
Contact: Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444767
Web: Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2018


 

Synergy Dance® Holiday Workshops 
3 year olds and over

Come and act, sing and dance with countless fun Synergy workshops this half term.
Venue: Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates:

  • Synergy Dance Trolls Dance Mix Workshop, 4+ years, Monday 22 October, 2pm-3pm

  • Synergy Dance Moana Workshop, 4+ years, Monday 22 October, 3.15pm to 4.15pm

  • Synergy Dance Greatest Showman Workshop, 6+ years, Thursday 25 October, 1pm to 2pm

  • Synergy Dance Circus Dance Acrobatics workshop, 6+ years, Thursday 25 October, 2.15pm to 3.15pm

  • Synergy Dance Frozen Workshop, 3 to 7 years, Thursday 25 October, 3.45pm to 4.45pm

  • Synergy Dance Showman Adventure Camp, 5 to 12 years, Friday 26 October, 1.30pm to 4,30pm

Price: £6.50 for 1 hour workshop. £20 for adventure camp
Contact: Synergy Dance
Phone: 01483 443322 (Guildford Spectrum)
Email: admin@synergydance.co.uk
Web: Synergy Dance


 

Dance in a Day - Thriller
7 to 11 year olds

Show us your z-z-zombie dance moves in our Thriller inspired dance day with Nicky from the Dance Movement. Dancers will have theatrical make up done by our make-up artist course participants during the day.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Date: Thursday 25 October, 10am to 4pm
Price: £35
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369 350
Web: G Live


 

Theatrical Make-Up
7 to 11 year olds

Work with professional make-up artist Rose Perry to create looks inspired by Thriller, and make up our Dance in a Day participants to see your work in performance at the end of the day.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Date: Thursday 25 October, 10am to 4pm
Price: £35
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369 350
Web: G Live


 

Harry Hill's How to Be a Stand-Up (For Kids)
6 to 16 year olds

This show will offer hints, tips and anecdotes for children who fancy themselves as a bit of a comic, with the floppy-collared loon Harry Hill on hand to run through his dos and don'ts.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Date: Thursday 25 October, 11am to 4pm
Price: £17.50 (£50 family ticket)
Contact: G Live
Tel: 01483 369 350
Web: G Live


 

Theatrebugs Half Term Spooktastic Adventures
3.5 to 7 year olds

Jam-packed with drama, music, dance and crafts. Lots of half term fun.
Day 1: All the animals are asleep: help Beata Bat find someone to trick or treat with.
Day 2: Anansi the Spider wants to throw a party, but everyone is afraid of spiders. 
Venue: United Reform Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU
Dates: Monday 22 to Tuesday 23 October, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Price: £30 for one day, £49 for two days
Contact: Hannah Mason, Theatrebugs
Tel: 01483 882244
Email: hannahmason@theatrebugs.co.uk
Web: Theatrebugs


 

Let's All Dance - The Magic Word
All ages

Let's All Dance is delighted to present this gorgeous, classical ballet. Children will be enchanted by the magical dancers, stunning costumes and crystal clear story-telling. With themes of kindness, good manners and friendship, this is a heart-warming tale for all ages.
Venue: The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Dates: Wednesday 24 October, 11am and 2pm
Price: £9 adults, £8 children
Contact: The Electric Theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: The Electric Theatre