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DreamArts uses the arts to enable young people to realise their true potential. Members explore who they are, build positive relationships and make positive life choices.

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Our projects empower you to explore and develop your creative interests and make truly positive life choices.

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DreamArts is one of London's leading youth arts companies."

British Theatre Guide

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Exceptional... one of the strongest projects that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing."

Sharon Matthews, Westminster City Council

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We observed the discipline that children achieve in performance and were very impressed."

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DreamArts has a profound impact on the lives of young people."
Dr Selina Busby

Read the major new study into the impact of DreamArts by The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, launched at GLA City Hall.

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We use the arts to enable young people to realise their potential; from creating original musicals to producing award-winning websites and training to become Youth Arts Leaders. "DreamArts saw in me the things I didn't, and brought out the best in me".
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DreamArtsTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 4:38pm
ZAK REACHES FOR THE STARS TO RUN HER OWN CREATIVE PROJECT

Zak is one of the aspiring creative entrepreneurs supported to run her own project through DreamArts Expand. Her project aim is to bring together young actors from backgrounds under-represented in the arts so they can develop skills needed in the industry and network with established professionals, and via discussions both sides will exchange their needs and perspectives.

‘I really really enjoyed the Expand programme. It was cool to have somebody support my vision as a lot of the time I’m very passionate and I want to do this, I want to start my own business, I want to do my own project, I want to be an actor! But people don’t always listen to me so it’s nice to have someone take me seriously and actually show me the steps in terms of budget and the things I actually need to do to be successful and make it actually happen. It was great to meet Graham and the speakers have taught me a lot’.
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DreamArts added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 5:21pm
ALL ABOARD THE YOUNG CARERS EXPRESS!

To kick off our new Carers Express project we organised a consultation day to find out what kind of creative projects young carers want during the holidays, what workshops or trips they would like to engage in, and how we can design a service that reflects their needs.

DreamArts is launching this pilot programme because there is no longer a young carers service in Westminster following Council cuts.

The young carers who came along told us they wanted... fashion workshops, to see theatre in the West End, to write their own shows, support with visual arts supplies, and a trip to Europe!

The first full project will take place in the October Half Term, so if this is something you would like to get involved in or know somebody who would, please do get in touch. Below is selection of some photos of the day, and feedback includes;

"It gave me a huge confidence boost and allowed me to be honest with myself and my feelings. Also to be open instead of keeping them to myself".
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DreamArts added 4 new photos.Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 3:37pm
DREAMARTS STAR IS OFF TO CENTRAL...

Congratulations to Ana Peralta who is off to The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama to study an MA in creative writing.

Ana joined what has become DreamArts Experiment back in 2002 aged 12. As well as writing and taking lead roles in a number of our Street 2 Stage new musicals - including CARNIVAL! at The Royal Opera House in 2011 - she became an Advanced Youth Arts Leader and ran her own project, writing and producing her own dark and evocative dance/movement adaptation of The Red Shoes.

“I got the courage to apply for a masters in Writing for Stage and Media Broadcast Writing at Central after seeing other DreamArts alumni doing incredible creative things in their own careers… I was able to use all my past experiences at DreamArts in order to try and further my own writing career. It’s never too late to do what you love, don’t give up!”

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DreamArts added 4 new photos.Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 12:26pm
SUPERHEROES!

DreamArts worked with young people with a range of additional needs from Rainbow Family Centre who created their own Superhero characters, masks and a comic strip.

'I'd like to say a big thank you on behalf of the young people, staff and myself. Most of the young people engaged and feedback from the staff was very positive. Parents were also impressed with the young people's mask making!' Tania Carvalho, Children and Young People's Team Leader, Rainbow Family Centre
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DreamArtsThursday, August 24th, 2017 at 4:19pm
DreamArts Star Ben Adams is running to raise money to help those with learning disabilities have an enjoyable stay at Kingsbridge Road care home.

GO BEN! Everyone at DreamArts is proud of you!
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DreamArtsThursday, August 24th, 2017 at 4:11pm
CONGRATULATIONS! To everyone getting their GCSE results today - you've had lots of changes to deal with this year which can't have been easy, especially in Maths and English.

Everyone at DreamArts hopes you got the results you wanted. If you didn't, you can't change the past but if you remain positive and focus on your next steps you can achieve your dreams, and if you want to chat through your options let us know.

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