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)


4th- Peter and the Wolf (2006) & Lost and Found (2008) [PG]

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!

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 4th, 11th & 18th June (three sessions) 12-3pm

Three Saturday morning sessions for ages 6+ in film making and animation skills using digital technology. With children learning their way around tablets and other devices from an early age, it’s never too early to start!

12-1.30pm watch a special film, followed by a picnic lunch (£3 per person), then learn how to make your own film on iPads!

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