Weekly activities for all

Creative activities at North Edinburgh Arts 

Our autumn/winter programme starts on Monday 3 September and runs till Saturday 8 December, with a break for mid-term activities from 15 to 21 October.

If you’re interested in any activities, please do get in touch with us.

Call us on 0131 315 2151, email to admin@northedinburgharts.co.uk or visit us in person.

CREATE (0 – 5 years)

Thursdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm  & Saturdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm, £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack


The Create project is an art-making experience for parents and carers that engages them in active play with the children, aged 5 and under, in their care. Running two mornings a week the project aims to provide active childhood experiences for the adults and children. Create sessions provide the resources, ideas and creative inspiration for a range of activities that can often be replicated in the home environment using recycled, cheap and easily obtainable materials.

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SATURDAY DANCE (5 -12 years)

10.30am – 11.20pm (8-12 years) / 11.40am – 12.30pm (5 – 7 years), £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack


SATURDAY ARTS (5 – 12 years)

10.30am – 11.20am (5 – 7 years) / 11.40am – 12.30pm (8 – 12 years), £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack

Matchbox art workshop 2

The Saturday programme allows children to participate in a relaxed yet structured environment, alternating between dance and art throughout the morning. The classes are split into two age groups, 5-7 years and 8-12 years. A healthy snack is provided in the break between classes.

The art classes use materials that can often be found in the home environment, offering simple techniques that can easily be replicated.

Our Saturday Dance classes introduce children to new dance techniques, allowing them to learn at their own pace. Sessions run every Saturday during term time from 10.30am.

ZOO ARTS (9 – 14 years)

Wednesdays, 4pm – 5.30pm, £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack


Zoo Arts is a series of mixed media sessions for young people, including trips and exhibitions. Activities are usually project-based, lasting 2 – 4 weeks, with each session involving some reflection and discussion and sharing of a healthy snack. The group exhibits their work inside North Edinburgh Arts each term.


Wednesday, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, FREE

Creative art sessions for anyone interested in learning new creative techniques and exploring your own creativity and individual interests. With one to one introductions to support you taking part, you will have a chance to focus on what you’re interested in.


Thursday, 5.30 – 7.30pm, 16+ years, FREE

North Edinburgh Theatre Project is an established and a well-known theatre project, with a track record for showcasing exciting and innovative productions and events; and creating work which involves Social Change, highlighting our communities, our needs and aspirations, as well as focusing on wider, international influences.

Everyone is welcome. No previous theatre experience is required. We are inter-generational, and families can participate together. It’s always fun, always curious, and always learning about ourselves.

North Edinburgh Theatre Project has received an award from the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund.


Garden drop-ins for adults (16+, free)

Tuesdays, 1.30-4pm & Fridays 10am – 12pm(noon)

GARDEN CLUB (8 – 12 years)

Thursday, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, FREE, meet in Muirhouse Library

Join us to learn more about the environment, gardening, outdoor art and cooking. We’ll be exploring and getting creative in the NEA garden, the Muirhouse Library and the local community.

YOGA (Adults)

Classes start on Saturday 25 August

Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am (Beginners), 11.30am – 12.30pm (Improvers)


 Partner Projects


Frontiers is Tinderbox Project’s Music Collective for 10-25 year olds.

For more information have a look on Tinderbox’s website here.


Wednesdays, 10am -12.00pm (noon), North Edinburgh Arts Café, Free


For those who can knit and crochet and those who want to learn. We knit and crochet different items: toys, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves….We make a bit of money from selling the stuff and we also make things for charity. We also get out and about and attend events and organise masterclasses to learn new stuff.

*GN Good Neighbour card for local residents

Ask at reception about our Good Neighbour card. You could be entitled to great discounts in our Pop-in café, on our core programme activities and on tickets for events. Eligible to some residents within the EH4 and EH5 postcodes (not all postcodes apply, please ask for full details).