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Here's a sample of some of the arts organisations in Shropshire....


Oswestry Community Cinema, home of the INTO Film Festival. Young Film Programmes Forum.


Pentabus Young Company is a year-round programme of workshops offering young people 16 – 25 the opportunity to meet leading industry professionals, learn new skills and share experiences with other young emerging artists and creatives.

Andy Lowe

Andy offers sound recording services as well as tuition in contemporary music production techniques. Coaching/mentoring and opportunities for singer-songwriters and bands available. Andy also runs Shrewsbury Youth Gospel Choir and can provide gospel singing workshops for youth groups.

Arts Alive

Organises over 1000 arts events a year including live music, drama, dance, film, puppetry and storytelling, presenting this work throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire. Arts Alive is dedicated to providing local people in rural areas with the opportunity to experience professional arts events in their local venue.


Small rural venue based just outside of Shrewsbury that provides creative workshops. Participants can attend specialist artist led workshops

Shrewsbury Bookfest

Brings the world of books alive for children, to inspire and enthuse them with a love of reading. Through a series of annual projects with both schools and families (annual children's literature Festival), Shrewsbury Bookfest is one of the only organisations of its kind working with primary school age children in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Shropshire Inclusive Dance

Offers dance opportunities and workshops for children and young people with and without physical and learning disabilities.

Shropshire Youth Theatre

Provides Theatre activities for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years, specialising in classical drama.

Shropshire Music Service

Provide, develop and support the highest quality of music education in Shropshire and to give young people performing opportunities in schools and in the community. In addition to school-b

The Hive

Delivers social impact through arts and creative projects and activities, with a special focus on children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and other hard to reach groups.

Meadow Arts

Contemporary art projects for places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions, including public workshops and individually tailored arts education projects.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Has a lifelong learning programme offering self-led visits with teacher resources alongside workshops and activities delivered by the learning team on a wide-range of curriculum subjects.

Find out more about Shropshire's cultural attractions here.