Arts Award

The Guild Hall are proud to announce we are an Arts Award Supporter.

What are Arts Awards?

Arts Award is a set of qualifications that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It inspires children and young people aged up to 25 to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. It develops creativity, communication and leadership skills. The flexible framework can work with any arts, cultural or media activity. It embraces all interests and abilities. For further information please visit the arts Award website:

This year we have created our very own Arts Award Discover and Explore log books for you to download and use when coming to see the pantomime. Arts Award Discover is designed for ages 5 and above but is open to anyone aged up to 25. It has three parts to complete. Arts Award Explore is designed for ages 7 and above, but is open to anyone aged up to 25. It has four parts to complete.

In order to gain your Arts Award you will need to work with an Arts Award Adviser who will assess your work and check you have completed all parts correctly. Arts Award Advisers are based in schools, arts and cultural organisations in fact anywhere young people have the opportunity to take part in creative activities. Why not ask your school if they have an Arts Award Adviser that can help you get your Arts Award.

Arts Awards are a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

For more information on how to get involved, please visit Arts Awards  

Preston Guild Hall is officially an Arts Awards Supporter.

Arts Award Supporter Page

As part of this we offer:

  • Work experience placements.
  • Opportunities to attend dress rehearsals for selected events.
  • Opportunities to meet artists and management teams for interviews, case studies etc.
  • A limited number of free tickets to events (restrictions apply).
  • Involvement in our free workshops and projects.
  • Opportunities to see and review live performances.
  • Tours of the building and backstage.
  • Meet the staff who work in the various departments.

Our handy Log Books to help you through:

Download Arts Awards Explore Log Book here

Download Arts Awards Discover Log Book here

Arts Award is a fantastic way to support children and young people as they engage with a new cultural experience.  The new log books, which have been tailor made for Aladdin will help young audience members and supporting adults to discover and explore key themes within the production and to develop their own understanding and appreciation of the theatre experience.

If you wish to get a copy of the Arts Awards Explore or Discover Log Book, please email