Children and Young People

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Our activity for children and young people under the age of 18 includes Guildhall Young Artists, our network of Saturday centres across the country, as well as a range of short courses and summer schools. Guildhall is also the lead delivery partner for Music Education Islington, the music education hub for the London Borough of Islington, and co-leads the London NOYO Ensemble of the National Open Youth Orchestra. 

Discover all that's on offer for young people below.

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Guildhall Young Artists

Guildhall Young Artists is Guildhall School’s network of centres across the country, providing inspiring performing arts training for children and young people. When you attend a Guildhall Young Artists centre, you will be able to benefit from exclusive opportunities, performances and workshops, including competitions, invites to concerts, gigs and performances from students at Guildhall School.


Guildhall Young Artists members in 2021/22

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Short Courses & Summer Schools

We offer a wide range of short courses across music, drama, production arts and other art forms. Whether you’re thinking about learning something completely new, exploring a hobby or passion, or just brushing up on existing skills, we have something for you.


Short Courses participants in 2020/21

Create and Play

Music Education Islington

Music Education Islington is a partnership of the leading providers of music education in the London Borough of Islington, led by Islington Council with Guildhall School as the lead delivery partner. Since its inception in 2018, the hub has enabled more than 11,000 young people to have access to a music education, through its work with more than 50 Islington schools each year.  


Young people reached from 2018-2021

The National Open Youth Orchestra perform together

National Open Youth Orchestra

Our creative alliance with the Barbican supports people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their creative voice and access world-class arts for free, such as our partnership with the National Open Youth Orchestra.