Wednesday March 21, 2018

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musicals in schools

musical theatre magic for schools

Applications are now open this year's Disney Musical's in Schools programme. The programme, delivered by musical theatre professionals gives London teachers the support and development necessary to produce their own musical theatre productions. Click to find out more.

verse vs verse

reading, writing and poetry

Our signature Creative Literacy project is currently being delivered in London primary schools. We use creativity and imagination to build confidence and literacy skills and spark a lifelong love for reading in children, supported by a programme of high quality creative CPD for participating teachers.

bfi film academy

2017 programme running

25 aspiring filmmakers aged between 16 - 19 are currently deepening their knowledge of filmmaking through a series of workshops and masterclasses, in which they will get the chance to learn from, and work with, leading industry professionals through our BFI Film Academy programme.

schools workshops

schools project ideas

Not only do our projects engage and educate children through direct participation in the arts, we also use the arts to make subjects such as English, science, history, maths, citizenship and modern foreign languages seem more relevant, appealing and fun!


free after school drama club

We are very excited to be partnering up with Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation (CYTO) again in Spring 2018 to deliver the final set of free after school youth theatre clubs for young people from secondary schools across Croydon. Click through for more info.

photography competition

winners announced 

The UK Photography Awards for Young People was recently launched in partnership with our friends over at jj Media. There have been some incredible entries and winners have now been announced. Click through to see more via the jj Foundation winners gallery.

meeting rooms now available

hire our studio and boardroom 

Eastside has its own arts education centre; The Lower Eastside which includes a Studio space and an executive Boardroom, which are available for private hire, at competitive rates. 100% of all the income raised goes towards our work with local children and their families in East London.

meet our celebrity patrons

and their favourite books...

Eastside's work is supported by many well known and respected figures from the arts and media; our celebrity patrons are standing-by to read you a line from their favourite books in this video - but how many of these well loved stories, plays and books can you name...?

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