The Attenborough Arts Centre offers a huge variety of ways to learn about and engage with our gallery. There is a vibrant and exciting programme of events and courses for primary, secondary, college, SEN students and teachers and our creative courses offers training and tutorage for professionals and hobbyists.

We also have great facilities in which to teach, study and get closer to our collections.

An assortment of creative tool, brushes, pencil, and a camera

Creative Courses

Bring your passion to life by joining a creative class at the Attenborough Arts Centre. We have over twenty years experience in running creative courses for people of all ages. With courses from jewellery making to life drawing, yoga classes to guitar tutoring, there’s always something for everyone, from experienced maker to new beginner.
a group of school children sat down around some paper


Attenborough Arts offers a flexible, cross-curricular approach to group visits with a wide range of options available for all Key Stages. We work directly with every SEN school across Leicester, letting children explore the arts in our creative studios and new galleries, supported by artists and staff, tailoring access to your requirements.
A group of young children with bright painted faces

Children and young people

We provide creative opportunities for children and young people of all ages. From weekly groups, to school holiday activities, Attenborough Arts is the place to nurture creative talent. Discover our programme of events for young people interested in art and performance. Take part in an exciting programme of workshops and free festivals.
a young girl playing in the gallery

Family resources

Families can enjoy free activities and online resources with the Attenborough Arts Centre. The ever-growing programme encourages play, learning and creativity, all linked to our exhibitions and creative output.
David Attenborough in the foyer


The work we do every day helps us to remain at the forefront of arts education. Our team work with new ideas and schools of teaching, developing new tactics and strategies.