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DreamArts uses the arts and therapy 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.


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

British Theatre Guide


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

Sharon Matthews, Westminster City Council


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


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".
DreamArtsTuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 2:23pm
Very special offering to friends in the DreamArts network: free places on Beyond the Stage at the National Theatre during October half term.
Check the link to find out more:
DreamArtsFriday, September 7th, 2018 at 11:15am
Brilliant ticket offer today!!

This is a story about London. This is is about what really happens.

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinzé Kene's ‘big popular hit’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) Misty transfers to London’s Trafalgar Studios for six weeks only.

In a playful, unique take on modern life, Kene (Girl from the North Country, Lion King, EastEnders) delivers a powerhouse performance blending theatre and song with live musicians performing during the show. This is an ideal performance for teenagers, young adults and thirty-somethings including those that don't normally get to the theatre.

You can buy a £30 or £50 ticket for the discounted price of £15 for performances during 8-15th September by using the code MISTY15 at

Tickets are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment. If you require more information or have questions please contact
DreamArts added 7 new photos.Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 4:24pm
We had a brilliant film-making workshop on Tuesday at Somerset House with Chocolate Films. Participants explored the film Selma and the historic protest marches from Selma, Alabama and Montgomery in America that took place in 1965 at the height of the fight for the civil rights of African Americans.

If you'd like to stay up to date with our workshops, email Natasha at to get on our newsletter mailing list!
DreamArtsThursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 12:34pm
An Exciting Opportunity for Aspiring Musicians!

The Collective is You Press new accredited Artist Development Programme for aspiring musicians (vocalists, singers and MC's from across London) between the ages 16-25 years old.
We looking to recruit 15 young people who aspire to be artists but lack the confidence or opportunity to do so. The programme will provide a unique opportunity for the young people to follow a guided path to gain skills and experience in creating, recording, and performing music.
The Artist Development Programme will be for 15 weeks from 28th August to 4th December 2018 (first cohort). The training sessions will take place at Paddington Arts on every Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm. The programme is completely free with travel expenses covered. Check out the website to apply!
DreamArtsSaturday, August 18th, 2018 at 5:01pm
(Open to Carers Express, Express 1to1, Family Express, and Experiment members)

Are you dreaming of a better future?

This workshop for 13- 16 year olds is called
‘Dreaming of a Better Future’ is run by Chocolate Films Workshops

You will join Chocolate Films to identify issues that you hope will improve the future for their communities, and capture your ideas through simple techniques used in the film industry.This day-long course will be an opportunity to learn alongside a professional filmmaker.

At the end of the day, the group will have developed an idea for their own creative protest to address an issue that could make the world a better place.
Get an insight into the work of creative professional film makers
Understand how filmmakers tell a story
Get confident, make friends and have fun
Your project is inspired by the film Selma, which shows the historic protest marches from Selma, Alabama and Montgomery in America that took place in 1965 at the height of the fight for the civil rights of African Americans.

When: Tuesday 21st of August 2018
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Age: 13 - 16 years
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Want to get involved? Contact Gaynor ( or message us on Facebook!
DreamArtsSaturday, August 18th, 2018 at 4:59pm
(Open to Carers Express, Express 1to1, Family Express, and Experiment members)

What did Sleeping Beauty dream about?
In this workshop you will have fun imagining ‘What did Sleeping Beauty Dream about?’ then create drawings and 3D models to produce a short animation film together. This session is for families with children aged 6 plus.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This is an exclusive workshop offered only to friends of DreamArts.

When: Sunday 19th of August 2018
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Age: For family groups, with children aged 6+
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Please note: Families will be required to make their own way to the venue
We would like everyone to be able to participate,
so if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access this workshop, please let us know.

To get involved contact Gaynor ( or message us on Facebook!

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