Within the Strand Arts Centre’s aims and objectives we seek to provide a diverse programme of community and arts programmes to meet the needs of the whole community, and advance education in the appreciation and practice of the arts including cinema, dance, drama, literature as well as performing, participatory and visual arts generally.  Our programme of classes is in the early stage of development, and currently we only offer classes for those aged 5-18.
Whilst we hope there is something here for you, we welcome your ideas/requests for additional classes and workshops.

Strand Arts Centre is committed to the safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and equal opportunities, a copy of our policies can be requested from management staff.


Minors Film Club

Join our Minors Film Club! Saturdays 12noon...

FREE educational film screenings open to all. Aimed at children of Primary School age.  Each screening has either an introduction, handout or special activity & the kids are encouraged to review the films!

Click here for all films 
When booking online there is a £1.50 cart charge (this does not change with how many tickets you book)

7th- Where The Wild Things are (2009) [PG] 7yrs+ [FILM BUFF]
14th- Inside Out (2015) [U] 7yrs+ [Part of N.Ireland Mental Health Film Festival]
21st- Earth (2007) [PG] 9yrs+ [FILM BUFF] – great documentary
28th- Alice in Wonderland (1951) [U] 5yrs+ After this film we have an Alice workshop & byo picnic, Tickets £5

4th- Peter and The Wolf (2006) & Lost and Found (2008)– short films  [FILM BUFF] [U] 5yrs+
11th- Spirited Away (2001) [PG] 7yrs+  [FILM BUFF]
18th- Laurel and Hardy - Way Out West (1937) [U[] 5yrs+
25th- Into the West (1992) [PG] 7yrs+ [Film Buff]

Teenage Kicks Film Club

Join our Teenage Kicks Film Club! Fridays 4.15pm...

FREE educational film screenings open to all. Aimed at children of Secondary School age.  Each screening has either an introduction, handout or special activity & you are encouraged to review the films!

6th-  Jaws (1975) [12]
13th- Silver Linings Playbook (2012) [15] N.Ireland Mental Health Film Festival
20th- Mean Girls (2004) [12]
27th- Warm Bodies (2012) [12] Part of Tether Festival

Northern Ireland Mental Health Film Festival
*Special event* Sat 14th May 8pm - Short Term 12 [15]
A supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident while facing a personal crisis of her own. 

3rd- Minority Report (2002) [12]
10th- Miss Congeniality (2000) [12]
17th- Vertigo (1958) [PG] 11yrs+
24th– The Hunger Games (2012) [12]



The NiStars Saturday School covers singing, dancing, drama, modeling, DJing, TV presenting and loads more. With tuition from experienced industry professionals, students also get regular performance opportunities.

Saturdays, 10am –1pm. £60/month.

Performance Classes
Singing and Dancing performance classes for 6­-18 year olds with regular performance opportunities.

Juniors: Sundays 1-3pm

Seniors: Mondays 7-8pm. £5/session.

Saturday 7th & 21st May [Two sessions] 12pm - 2pm
7 years+
Learn about the significance of the Oscars, and watch clips of some of the best and worst acceptance speeches over the years. Decide what you would like to win an Oscar for How you might react? Who would you like to thank? Work up your speech with help from Lamb Films, then take to the stage, collect your own (fake!) Oscar and perform your acceptance speech. We’ll catch it all on camera so parents/guardians can keep for posterity and share on social media.

£10 for both sessions

Monday 30th May 2pm

2 hour workshop with a Clay, Brick, and free-play stations!

Kids are encouraged to bring their devices to play Minecraft on & can share some of their best builds!

£10 per child (pre-booking recommended)
Part of Tether Festival

Monthly Heritage tour with our expert projectionist and Film enthusiast Alan McClurg.

Come hear about The Strand's history, its unique Art Deco architecture and traditional movie theatres. Get behind the scenes to see the workings of both our original 35mm film projector and the new digital projectors. Watch selected footage from the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Archive.

Only 10 places available, pre-book to avoid disappointment.

If you have a group of more than 6 people we will put on another tour for you - please email: / 02890655830

Saturday 23rd April 12.30pm
Saturday 18th June 12.30pm