Children & young people

Aldeburgh Music: If you are aged 8-18 years and can demonstrate exceptional talent and potential, Aldeburgh Young Musicians offers the perfect springboard for you to take your music to a new level.


Amplifier: Rock and pop music sessions for young people across Suffolk. The sessions take place during term time, often culminating in an end-of-term gig, and several groups offer holiday activities as well. To find your nearest Amplifier group, click on AMPLIFIER GROUPS ACROSS SUFFOLK (80KB)

Arts Awards: Supporting young people to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills, these Awards are offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. Typically, schools, arts venues and arts projects offer these Awards, so check out the mainweb site to find your nearest site.

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DanceEast: Offers a range of classes throughout the year, for all levels of ability and dance interests.

DanceEast Academy: The Academy is a Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) under the Department for Education (DFE), funded Music and Dance Scheme. The scheme aims to help identify and assist children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education, which will enable them, if they choose, to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance.

ENYAN (The English National Youth Arts Network): A membership body, designed to create connections throughout the diverse youth arts sector at national, regional and grass roots levels. ENYAN aims to raise the profile and support for youth arts within England, and by doing so create more opportunities for the creative and personal development of young people, especially young people at risk.

IP1 Magazine is a youth led magazine which promotes local creative talent


Join other young people for artistic fun in the gallery. Working with artists, on a variety of activities, get inspired by the art on show and be creative with a range of materials. latecomers) For more information contact: 01473 433691 or

Out and About: Supports disabled children to become fully included in their chosen local leisure activity; the ordinary, everyday activities that all children and young people can take part in.

Punch Studios: Punch Studios is a new recording studio in Ipswich that offers a range of services for young people – great recording deals and also regular tuition and a popular summer school. Find out more here

somewhereto: is a London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Legacy Project to help give young people the space they need to do the things they love within sport, culture and the arts. So – if you are a young person who needs somewhere to do the things you love OR if you have a great space that young people are welcome to use  – please get in touch  – the Eastern Region Coordinator is Creative Arts East  – call 01953 713390, or tweet  @somewhereto_EST or go to

Suffolk Artlink: Develops and delivers projects working with young people, including Upbeat, a rock and pop music project for young disabled people.

SCA – Supporting Contemporary Adolescents: aims to provide a quality service committed to all young people between the ages of 5-25, to meet the needs, goals and aspirations of young people and to enable them to positively achieve and fulfill their potential.

Suffolk County Music Service: Aims to develop to the full all pupils’ musical potential and to enhance the impact on their lives, as well as support schools, their teachers and others in extending the range of music provision, and improving the quality of learning and teaching, and implementing the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds: Whether you’re in love with theatre making, looking for new ways to excite and engage the students in your class or applying for a college placement – we have something for you.

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: Offers a range of workshops, post show talks and youth theatre.

V for Volunteering: The vinvolved team is available to offer expert advice and support so that you can get involved in volunteering opportunities in your local area.