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Arts and culture

Arts for young people in Dorset

Arts for young people in Dorset

Search our Family Information Directory to find exciting opportunities so you can enjoy your favourite creative hobby, or get started with something new:

You can also search The Xchange for activities for young people who are disabled or have additional needs.

Find out what special Dorset arts events are taking place, such as:

  • one-off events or festivals
  • what your local arts centre has to offer

See Activate Performing Arts in Dorset for a directory of all theatrical opportunities and theatre classes you can join.

If you're based in a village and want to find events nearby contact Artsreach in Dorset who can help provide access to the arts in rural communities.

Music for youth

If you have a talent for singing, or you want to master your skills on DJ decks, National Youth Music gives you information about music projects near you and explains how you can access funding.

In Dorset the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians can also help support you to pursue an interest in music.

The Dorset Music Service provides music tuition, musical instruments and opportunities within Dorset and can give you information on how to join the Dorset Youth Orchestra.

You can also contact your local youth club who may be able to offer:

  • time in a music studio
  • band practice space
  • DJ decks practice

Join a library and get reading

Check out your local library for specific sessions and areas for young adults. You can:

  • hire CDs and DVDs (age appropriate)
  • read the latest magazines
  • use the computers and free internet

Membership is free and hire costs are very low.

Volunteer in Dorset libraries

Find out how you can volunteer in Dorset libraries.

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