Art, dance, music and drama

Make friends, get creative and enjoy some holiday fun.

Open-air theatre: Peter Pan
4 to 11 year olds

Bring the family and delight in the magical tale of the little boy who never grew up.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT
Dates: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, 6pm to 8pm
Prices: adult £12, child £8, family £32
Contact: Hatchlands Park
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park


 

Open-air theatre: The Princess and the Giant
3+ years

Enjoy this colourful family show based on the best selling book by Caryl Hart, with music, puppetry and wonderful characters.
Venue: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT
Date: Thursday 23 August, 6pm to 8pm
Prices: adult £12, child £8, family £32
Contact: Hatchlands Park
Tel: 01483 222482
Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Hatchlands Park


 

Open-air theatre: The Reluctant Dragon
All ages

Quantum Theatre Company performs this magical family friendly tale by Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows.
Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG
Date: Friday 20 July, 6pm to 9pm
Prices: adult £12, child £8, family £32
Contact: Claremont Landscape Garden
Tel: 01372 467806
Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: Claremont Landscape Garden 


 

Dinosaur World
3+ year olds

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Book now for this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure, live on stage!
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August
Price: £14.50
Contact: GLive
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: ticketing@glive.co.uk
Web: GLive


 

Bing Live
All ages

Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Guildford in the first ever Bing stage show. Don't miss the chance to see your little one's face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September
Prices: £21.50 adults, £19.50 children
Contact: GLive
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: ticketing@glive.co.uk
Web: GLive


 

G Live Circus Week
8 to 14 year olds

Spend some of your Summer with G Live and join expert instructors from the Silverlinings Circus to try your hand at a wide range of circus skills. All abilities welcome. Try acrobatics, juggling, plate spinning and aerial hoop in our fun and creative setting.
Venue: G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Dates: Monday 6 to Friday 10 August
Prices: £150, siblings £130
Contact: GLive
Tel: 01483 369350
Email: ticketing@glive.co.uk
Web: GLive


 

Watts Summer School
13 to 16 year olds

Get a taster of Art School with artist Becci Kenning. Explore sculpture, ceramics, photography and painting in a relaxed, creative environment. Complete the week by curating an exhibition of your work for your family and friends.
Venue: Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, GU3 1DQ
Dates: Monday 23 to Friday 27 July, 11am to 4pm
Prices: £225 | Friends of Watts Gallery: £202.50
Contact: Watts Gallery
Tel: 01483 810 235
Web: Watts Gallery


 

The Make Space
All ages

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to our family-friendly Make Space every Sunday. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making, with a new activity every week.
Venue: Clore Learning Studio, Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, GU3 1DQ
Dates: Every Sunday, drop in 11am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Price: Free with admission
Contact: Watts Gallery
Tel: 01483 810 235
Web: Watts Gallery


 

Florabundance
All ages

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop. Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings.
Venue: Clore Learning Studio, Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, GU3 1DQ
Dates: Tuesday to Thursday and Sundays throughout August, drop in 11am to 4pm
Price: Free with admission
Contact: Watts Gallery
Tel: 01483 810 235
Web: Watts Gallery


 

Synergy Dance® Holiday Workshops
3 to 12 year olds

Synergy Dance is hosting a wealth of exciting dance workshops for all ages and abilities at Guildford Spectrum this summer. Workshops include: Circus Theme Acrobatics, The Greatest Showman, Frozen, Trolls, as well as Minion, Moana and Star Wars themed workshops. Please check the Guildford Spectrum or Synergy Dance websites for more details.
Venue: Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Dates:

  • Synergy Dance Circus Theme Acrobatics workshop, 6+ years: 23 July, 2 August, 7 August

  • Moana Workshop, 4+ years: 25 July

  • Frozen workshop, 3 to 7 years: 25 July, 6 August, 15 August, 20 August, 27 August

  • The Greatest Showman workshop: 7 to 12 years, 26 July, 17 August, 20 August, 30 August

  • Trolls Dance Mix workshop: 5+ years, 30 July, 24 August, 30 August

  • Minions and Mayhem Workshop: 4 to 8 years: 9 August, 15 August

  • Cheerleading Workshop: 6+ years: 16 August

  • The Next Step Acro Party Workshop: 6+ years: 16 August

  • Star Wars and Sabers Theme Workshop: 5+ years: 17 August

Prices: 1 hour workshop: £6.50
2 hour workshop: £13

Contact: Guildford Spectrum
Phone: 01483 44 33 22 option 4 to book
Email: admin@synergydance.co.uk
Web: Guildford Spectrum and Synergy Dance


 

Synergy Dance® Holiday Workshops
3 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 Circus Acrobatics Workshop, 6+ years, Thursday 26 July

  • Trolls Dance Workshop, Thursday 30 August

  • The Greatest Showman Dance Workshop, 7 to 12 years, 23 July, Tuesday 7 August and Monday 20 August

  • Frozen Dance Workshop, 3 to 7 years, Friday 24 August

Price: £10 per session

Contact: Ash Manor Sports Centre
Phone: 01252 325484
Email: info@ashmanorsportscentre.co.uk / admin@synergydance.co.uk
Web: Synergy Dance


 

Guildford Summer Youth Project 2018: Legally Blonde Jr
8 to 16 year olds

Are you between 8 and 16 years old? Do you have a passion for dance, drama and singing? Join our one week courses and put on a show.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Dates: Monday 6 to Friday 10 August, 10am to 5pm
Price: £180
Contact: Electric Theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre


 

Guildford Summer Youth Project 2018: Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids
4 to 7 year olds

Are you between 4 and 7 years old? Do you have a passion for dance, drama and singing?
Join our one week courses and put on a show.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Dates: Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August, 9am to 12.30pm
Price: £130
Contact: Electric Theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre


 

Guildford Summer Youth Project 2018: Disney's Aladdin Kids
4 to 7 year olds

Are you between 4 and 7 years old? Do you have a passion for dance, drama and singing? Join our one week courses and put on a show.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Dates: Monday 6 to Friday 10 August, 9am to 12.30pm
Price: £130
Contact: Electric Theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre


 

Guildford Summer Youth Project 2018: G2K Oklahoma!
8 to 16 year olds

Are you between 8 and 16 years old? Do you have a passion for dance, drama and singing? Join our one week courses and put on a show.
Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ
Dates: Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August, 10am to 5pm
Price: £180
Contact: Electric Theatre
Tel: 01483 501200
Web: Electric Theatre


 

Guildford Museum A to Z
3 to 12 year olds

We're putting together a museum alphabet from axe to zebra. Pick a letter and draw an object starting with that letter. Winning drawings go on a tea towel to buy.
Venue: Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Dates: Saturday 21 July to Saturday 8 September
Price: FREE
Contact: Heritage Services
Tel: 01483 444751
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk
Web: Guildford Museum
 


 

Theatrebugs Summer Workshop - The Whale Story
3.5 to 7 year olds

The First Ever Whale Story. Silly Perry Pirate has parked his pirate ship on top of the Sula Sea Fairy's house. Come and help the tiniest fish in the ocean, Crabby Crab and the Queen of the Sea solve this problem before Perry Pirate returns. Five fun-filled days of acting, singing, dancing, dressing up and arts and crafts. On day five we hit the stage.
Venue: United Reform Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU
Dates: 23 July to 27 July, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
30 July to 3 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Price: £126
Contact: Hannah Mason
Tel: 01483 882233
Email: hannahmason@theatrebugs.co.uk
Web: Theatrebugs


 

A Play in a Week
7+ year olds

From meeting each other on the first day, you'll go through casting, devising, blocking, rehearsing, learning lines, designing, finding and making sets, fitting costumes and sourcing props.
Fairy Tales and Stories: 7 to 11 year olds: Monday 23 to Friday 27 July, 10am to 4pm
Superheroes R Us: 7 to 11 year olds: Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August, 10am to 4pm
The Emperor's New Suit (A comedy): 12+ year olds: Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 August
Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford
Price: £160 to £185 per week
Contact: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Youth Office
Tel: 01483 565191
Web: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre


 

Story and craft time: Floods!
3 to 7 year olds

Join us for traditional tales from around the world about floods. Then help us make our own Guildford version of Noah's Ark with a River Wey barge and Surrey animals.
Venue: Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Dates: Monday 13 August, 11.15am to 12 noon
Price: FREE
Contact: Heritage Services
Tel: 01483 444751
Email: heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk


 

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. Older siblings on school holidays are welcome to come along and join in / watch classes.
Venue: G Live, 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