NCCD is committed to supporting learning for people of all ages. We offer a variety of craft, design and dance workshops and events throughout the year.

Our workshops range from craft and design and visual arts to dance and movement and we can work with you to develop a bespoke workshop or project that meets your specific creative or curriculum needs.

All workshops can include a talk and tour around our galleries, along with activities designed to accompany the current exhibitions. Alternatively, we can deliver workshops or longer projects in your own school, college, University or other educational setting.

For more information or to book, please contact the learning team
on 01529 308 718 or email

Education Offers

We are now taking bookings for school workshops for the new academic year for all key stages.

For all craft and design enquiries, contact

Bring dance to your school with delivery from expert and experienced dance artists. We offer bespoke curriculum based workshops, themed dance days or a series of sessions leading to a performance.

For all dance enquiries, contact

Linked to our upcoming theatre design exhibition, Staging Places: Uk Design for Perfomance, we will be offering a selection of online craft, design and dance offers.

Re-opening Frequently Asked Questions

Our current education offers are:

Theatre Design Workshop with Specialist Lou Jones - Online or at NCCD

A fun, imaginative day exploring how designers make the worlds we see on stage, looking at the creative process behind the design using either a piece of music or a scene from a play. Pupils will learn new skills and explore their creativity through the process of set design, creating storyboards, collage, painting and making a scene using found objects and recycled materials.
£150 + VAT online or £275 + VAT at NCCD
Key stage 1 & 2

School self-led remote tour and tunnel book activity

Experience the gallery and exhibits without leaving the classroom! Teaching staff leading classes in Key Stage 2 are invited to book into this self-led tour around the Staging Places exhibition, via a weblink, delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and PDF activity pack. This brand-new resource has been designed to introduce children to the role of Performance Designers – looking at how stories are told on stage through set and costume design. The pack includes a downloadable PDF to print at school to enable each child to build their own paper tunnel book stage set – which can be used to create a set design for a book, play or tale being studied in school.
£30 + VAT
Key stage 2

Image: FoxTot by Belli and Belli | Photo: by Scott Murray
Image: FoxTot by Belli and Belli | Photo: by Scott Murray

Core Offer — Printmaking Workshop

As an ongoing option throughout the year, we work with locally-based artist Harriott Brand, to deliver a printmaking workshop. Various printmaking options are available, including mono, lino or collagraph printing techniques.

This session works well if the pupils are working on a specific theme at school and want to explore it in more detail with different media. Schools can either bring their own inspiration with them if they are following a specific topic, or can be inspired by our current programme of exhibitions and showcases.

£220 for 4 hour workshop
Key Stage 1,2,3 or 4

Photo: Scott Murray

Dance in Schools

We are now taking bookings for school workshops for the new academic year. If needed we can deliver pre-recorded virtual classes.

Bring dance to your school with delivery from expert and experienced dance artists. We offer bespoke curriculum based workshops, themed dance days or a series of sessions leading to a performance.

For more information, or to book, contact
All Key Stages

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Core Offer — Move.Mind.Make

Move.Mind.Make workshops give children an opportunity to explore mindfulness and creativity through dance and movement. Sessions are designed to develop healthy minds and bodies through child friendly yoga based activities, breathing techniques, relaxation and a chance to make and create dance together.

Combine your Move.Mind.Make sessions with a gallery tour. Using reflection and meditation exercise to engage with the exhibition the tour.

£120 per session
All Key Stages

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Core Offer — Dance Fit

Our Dance Fit programme is for children and young people to learn about and experience healthy living, fitness, well-being and diet through fun-filled dance sessions. Participants are actively involved in recording their own progress and achievement through the use of fitness trackers and Dance Fit log books.

One of our dance artists would deliver these sessions in your own school or venue. Sessions are offered termly or as a block booking for the whole academic year.

Please email for prices
All Key Stages

Photo: Electric Egg


All offers are subject to availability of the artists.
All prices + VAT.

All workshops include a tour of the exhibition and are adaptable for different age groups and group sizes. Workshops are suitable for all abilities. For prices and availability please contact or ring 01529 308 710

Photo: Scott Murray

Artsmark Partner

NCCD is proud to be working in partnership with schools and educational settings who are working towards or are currently on an Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum.

Artsmark is a creative quality standard awarded by Arts Council England, recognising commitment in high quality arts and cultural education.

We can offer the following:

  • The Learning programme at NCCD is written with cross-curricular learning opportunities in mind and meets the learning objectives across the Key Stages.
  • Provides authentic opportunities offering real-world challenges to learners with the range of learning opportunities available.
  • Deliver Arts Award (Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver)
  • Personal progression opportunities for children and young people.
  • The team at NCCD engages young people, placing them at the heart of programming.
  • Community projects/events that children and young people can access in North Kesteven
  • Signposting to creative opportunities and experts locally, regionally and nationally
  • Specialised art projects for children and young people in the North Kesteven area (e.g. Festivals, public arts projects, etc.)
  • Talks and visits in school about career progression in the arts in the North Kesteven area
  • Talk with the Learning Team at NCCD to help you create your ambition and vision for Artsmark in your school and let us help support you on your journey.
  • Delivers exciting, inspiring and engaging programme that will help you to maximize the number of ‘ways-in’ for learners of different abilities and learning styles.

Photo: Scott Murray

Photo: Electric Egg

Photo: Electric Egg

Photo: Electric Egg

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