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Schools are our second home. We want to be a pupil’s creative champion and a teacher’s best friend. Our professional practitioners offer a wide range of theatre, acting, writing and technical skills. We also provide links to other artists and education specialists. Our staff are DBS checked.

We improve confidence, communication and creative expression.

We support development and delivery across the curriculum.

We use Arts Award and Artsmark to accredit our projects.

We are part of the professional artists behind Artsmad.

We offer a wide range of Work Placements.

If you can’t see what you need please get in touch. We love new ideas.

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Discover at Home Arts Award

Are you aged between 5-25 and eager to have a go at some fun art activities?

Would you like to receive a certificate for your creativity?

If you answered yes, then our FREE ‘Discover at Home’ arts pack might be for you!

The pack guides you through a series of creative and fun art activities that you can do at home. By completing the pack, you’ll achieve an Arts Award Discover. This is a great arts qualification for anyone aged 5-25 that celebrates your personal imagination and effort.

How do I get started?

Download the Arts Pack, which will guide you through each step of the award and give you some tips and resources to help.

Once you’ve completed the pack, you’ll share your work with us and we’ll post you your certificate. Details on how to share are at the back of the pack.


More information on all levels of Arts Awards can be found by scrolling down the page.

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Schools are our second home

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Early Years

You’re never too young to enjoy theatre.

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Primary Schools

Invite us to come and be part of your imagination and achievement

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Secondary Schools

Let’s join forces to ensure theatre has a future

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We know everything builds from relationships

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Who said arts activity isn't valuable?

Arts Award is a national qualification accrediting the creative skills and leadership talent demonstrated by anyone aged 5 – 25.

We deliver Arts Award at all five levels using a variety of arts.

Discover – Introductory certificate. Ages 5+

Explore – Entry Level 3 qualification. Ages 7+

Bronze - Level 1 qualification. Ages 11+

Silver ­- Level 2 qualification. Ages 11+

Gold - Level 3 qualification worth 16 UCAS points. Ages 11+

Prime Theatre is an Arts Award Good Practice Centre with trained Advisers so that young people can achieve an Arts Award with us. For more details please get in touch.

We are an Arts Award Supporter and offer special activities and access to young people and other groups already taking Arts Award.

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We offer a wide variety of high quality, affordable activities ranging from dance to drama, music to creative writing, digital art to visual art. Activities can take place in youth, education or community settings.

Artsmad members are Prime Theatre, Swindon Dance, Create Studios, Swindon Libraries, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Make Music Swindon, Reach Inclusive Arts and No Added Sugar.

Artsmad is a South West Cultural Education Partnership supported by RIO , an Arts Council England Bridge Organisation. We work together to deliver Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge.

To find out more visit Artsmad. Artsmad is a partnership of professional artists and organisations proving that Arts Make A Difference.

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Careers and

Prime Theatre is always keen to hear from actors, artists and technicians who are interested in our work and share our values.


What people say about us...

Prime changed my life

by making me feel part of a group and developing me as a person and a young actor.

Jacob: Young Trustee and Prime Youth Theatre Member

An outstanding youth theatre

for my daughter, teaching her how to perform and building great social skills.

Laura: Parent

So many opportunities

to perform, write, direct and make friends for life.

Erin: Ex-Prime Youth Theatre Member and Young Trustee

The best theatre company

for children and young people as both audiences and creatives in and out of school.

Helen: Principal - Drove Primary School

Remarkable quality

and diversity in your projects, productions and people!

Faye: Arts Council England

Thank you, thank you

for the growth of skills, language and confidence our pupils show when working with Prime.

Bob: Headteacher - Abbey Meads Primary School

Prime got me into Drama School

and I've never looked back during years of performing on stage and screen!

Chris: Professional Actor

The best decision I ever made

was joining your youth theatre. You made me aware of what was possible in me & my career.

Sarah: Digital theatre maker and director

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