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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 6-18.
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.



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.

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.

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

Saturday 24th October 12.30pm

Saturday 24th of October - 2pm
Starts with a screening of Hotel Transylvania 2, followed by a Clayrazy Hotel Transylvania 2 themed workshop

Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Clayrazy is perfect for all ages and abilities, sparking imagination and creativity in everyone who uses this clay. Learn new skills while having fun, their fully trained instructors will guide you through your tailored workshop, teaching everyone how to create their very own chosen model and of course you get to take it home... No Mess - No Stress fun, with no need to bake in the oven!

Child £9.50, Adult £4