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

Facilitator Call Out

The Millennium Forum is currently seeking creative freelance facilitators to deliver workshops for its ‘Happy Stage -Your Forum Your Stage’ Project and other Youth Projects throughout 2024. Practitioners specialising in Acting, Movement and Music will be considered. Facilitators should have at least three years’ experience of delivering creative arts workshops/classes and an interest in creating work with young people.

Happy Stage – Your Forum Your Stage

We are thrilled to announce our brand new project, ‘Happy Stage – Your Forum, Your Stage’ – A 26-week project for all young talents aged 12 to 18 to embark on a journey of self-discovery and creativity, where drama, dance, and song become tools for exploring mental health. Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Ulster Garden Villages. No prior experience is needed!

Starting Wednesday 18th Oct 6pm


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 12 & 21. 

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.

Musical Theatre Open Mic Night

Open Mic night for Musical Theatre lovers! Sign up and request a song to sing your heart out to a live audience.

This event is organised by our 15 enthusiastic Youth Forum members for the musical theatre loving young people of our talented city and beyond. Offering the opportunity for 20 young singers aged 14 – 20 years old to showcase a performance song in front of a live theatre loving audience. Family and Friends can come along for support.

Book your tickets and then we will be in contact to ask if you want to perform or if you are attending as support

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.”

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