Youth & Adult Learning

Children at Come and Play event

Creative Learning

The Guildhall School and Barbican Creative Learning Division was formed in October 2009, bringing together the work of Guildhall Connect and the Barbican Education Department. The Division builds on the work and reputation of both departments, and aims to shape and deliver approaches to engagement with the arts, involving people of all ages across a diverse range of styles, genres and disciplines.  

Creative Learning aims to shape new approaches towards artistic engagement. Working collaboratively, the Guildhall School and Barbican Centre reaches out to diverse audiences demonstrating the value of the arts to all communities. It provides a facilitative and collaborative environment for students, leaders, and professional artists to exchange, create, and perform.  Embracing technology, research and collaborative partnerships, the division creates an unrivalled arts and learning quarter in the City of London.

Creative Learning activity falls under the strands : 


Events, performances and festivals in the Barbican and Guildhall School offer experiences for all ages and abilities across the arts.


Intensive projects provide sustained experiences for participants and progressive learning opportunities for project leaders and student assistants.


Guildhall students are encouraged to develop a diverse range of skills that will help towards building successful professional careers in the 21st century.

The welcoming atmosphere and the strong friendships I have made, made it feel like a second home. I wish I had discovered it sooner.


It’s the best step I ever took to further my music

Tuba, Junior Guildhall

It hugely inspires my playing...I come away enlightened each Saturday

Violin, Junior Guildhall

It's changed our lives by enabling us to learn from great tutors and giving us the opportunity to play with outstanding musicians

Richard, Rebekah & Peter
Percussion, Junior Guildhall

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