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A summer of fun with arts activities for ages 4 – 18

Published: Wednesday 14th June 2017

A summer of fun with arts activities for ages 4 – 18

A fun packed summer of creative activities to fill the holidays. The programme includes: multi arts camps, youth theatre, musical theatre, Streetdance, computer animation and more.

Art Camps take place in Haddington, Musselburgh, Tranent, North Berwick and Dunbar. Young people aged 6 – 10 can enjoy a variety of art and craft activities during these multi day camps.

Further part day art and craft activities include: printmaking, textiles, puppet making and Manga sketching.

East Lothian Youth Theatre Network is running drama programmes for ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 12, based at The Brunton in Musselburgh. The older group will be creating a play in a week.

Further stage experience activities include: stage combat, stage makeup, improvisation, performance skills, musical theatre, accents and voice coaching, physical theatre and object theatre.


Streetdance and breakdance weeks take place in Musselburgh and North Berwick for P1 – 3 and P4 – 7, with an end of week showing of what has been learned.

Computer Xplorers are back with their popular programme of: Lego Animation, Minecraft, Video Game Design and Music DJ. Workshops take place in Musselburgh and Dunbar.

All Summer Arts Activities can be booked at eastlothian.bookinglive.com/summer-activities and a pdf of the programme can be downloaded here.


This summer The Brunton have programmed a delightful selection of family outdoor theatre as part of their Fringe Festival line up. IIllyria, one of the UK’s most popular outdoor theatre companies, perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s wry satire The Mikado on the Loretto Lawn at Musselburgh Racecourse, Saturday 19 August at 7pm. The much loved Quantum Theatre returns to The National Trust For Scotland’s Inveresk Lodge Garden on Saturday 26 August with Alice Through The Looking Glass and Great Expectations.

Tickets for outdoor theatre can be booked from The Brunton box office on 0131 665 2240 / thebrunton.co.uk .