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Learning

As the flagship arts and cultural venue in the North West, the Millennium Forum makes a positive, valued and practical contribution to the educational life of the region through its programming and various education projects.

Since opening in September 2001, the Millennium Forum has worked with schools in the WELB and NEELB as well as schools throughout County Donegal. Extensive connections have been developed with all levels of this sector as well as with a range of groups in the locality.

There are lots of ways that schools can get involved with our programme of activities and we are keen to ensure that teachers and students have access to lots of creative experiences and opportunities.

The Millennium Forum offers

  • Specially priced school tickets for selected performances
  • Post show talks for selected performances
  • Backstage tour and workshop packages
  • Resource packs for selected productions
  • Bespoke workshops to support your curriculum
  • Informal guidance and advice for those considering arts-based careers

For further information about our Creative Learning opportunities at the Millennium Forum please contact our Education & Schools Marketing Officer, Mags Anderson on 028 7127 2776 or email magsc@millenniumforum.co.uk

Teachers’ Forum

We invite teachers to be part of our dedicated forum which meets three times per year to share ideas, develop partnerships and to learn about the programme on performances on offer. Members can avail of exclusive ticketing offers, get priority access to tickets for selected performances, invitations to special events, regular email updates and resource packs for your class.

Festivals

The Millennium Forum hosts the Interact Youth Arts Festival each Summer, offering a mix of free performing arts, costume and prop design workshops and masterclasses for young people aged between 11 & 21 considering a career in the arts sector.

Child Protection

Staff and volunteers in the Millennium Forum are committed to practice which promotes the welfare of children and protects them from harm. We wish to ensure that all children participate in an enjoyable and safe environment in which they can have fun and feel valued.

Youth Patron

The Millennium Forum announced a new initiative focused on its youth musical and youth festival projects in Summer 2021, with its first appointment of a new Youth Patron. The role has been enthusiastically embraced by Jamie Lee O’Donnell, star of internationally acclaimed Comedy Drama, “Derry Girls”.

Jamie Lee said:

“I am delighted to have been asked to be Youth Patron for the Millennium Forum, Derry, which does such amazing work on its Youth Musical and Youth Festivals each year in my home town. The Millennium Forum was inspirational to me in the fledgling part of my career as an actor and I am very much looking forward to working with all the young people who come through its doors. I want to congratulate them on the stellar work they have done. I can’t wait to catch up with them all soon on all up-and-coming youth events at the Millennium Forum.”