Experience Days

School and Group Experience Days

We invite schools and local groups to join us on an Experience Day to take part in free creative and educational activities. Our offer meets multiple aspects of the curriculum and we can tailor the visit for any age group from 11-21 years

Over an academic year our Experience Days will have different themes and content so groups can return more than once. 

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Make a film in a Day
Term 6 (June-July)

The Benbow Arts Centre offers school groups a ‘Make the Film in a Day’ workshop.  This is an activity which runs for the duration of a school day (9:30 – 3:00) and gives participants the opportunity to explore our exhibition space, work collaboratively to generate ideas for character and plot and develop these ideas into a script.  They will then work alongside professional filmmakers, using professional quality equipment, to film their script.  The day culminates in a screening of the various films in our cinema space.


Throughout the day, there is a strong emphasis on working positively with peers towards a common goal. 


Available dates: Tuesdays during term 6 and Term 1 (September 2024)


The practicalities







As a charity commited to creative education for children and young people, we are offering the visit free of charge for a group of up to 32 students. We just ask that you fund your transport to and from the venue. There is a cancellation fee of £100 should you cancel within two weeks notice.


The Benbow Arts Space is located in the heart of St Leonards-on-Sea at No 2 London Road. There is no parking on site.

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We are committed to making the experience as accessible as possible – please talk to us about your access needs. There is level access across the site, a hearing loop in the theatre and we can offer a BSL Interpreter for your visit.

How to Book

Please complete the booking form below. For more information or to discuss date options please email [email protected] or ring 01424 559020.

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Rodgers Farm
Stonestile Lane
East Sussex
TN35 4PH


Registered address:
2 London Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN37 6AE


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