Arts in Croydon

Croydon Youth Arts

Croydon Youth Arts provide innovative and exciting user-led projects in art forms such as drama, dance, and music. Through making high quality art in a safe and inclusive environment, they push young people to their full creative potential.

Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation

CYTO is all about producing good live theatre with young people from Croydon in a safe, inclusive place where young people enjoy chances to learn new things and meet new people.


The Hive

The Hive is a charity that runs a range of community activities for children and young people. They also manage Croydon’s Children’s University.

Club Soda

Club Soda produces arts events and activities led by people with learning disabilities.



Libraries are a great space to learn and participate in community activities. Find out more information about your local library here:

Museum of Croydon

The Museum of Croydon hosts a range of interesting exhibitions and collections where this is much opportunity to learn about Croydon’s heritage. They also offer opportunities to gain skills and experience through volunteering.

Croydon Voluntary Action

CVA are a membership organisation providing leadership and support to groups, residents and communities in Croydon.

Reaching Higher

This youth charity inspires young people to learn leadership skills through a variety of free youth projects including drama, sports and music.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

The Helen O'Grady Drama School for Kids offers a series of drama classes to help with confidence building, speaking skills and self-improvement for children and young adults.


Croydon Youth Council

Croydon Youth Council is run for young people by young people, and aims to represent the views of young people aged 11-19 who live or study in Croydon.