Artsmark is the Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provisions. Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Artsmark gives every child and young person the opportunity to create, perform and to gain knowledge and understanding of the arts through participation and visiting arts organisations.

We support schools from York and the surrounding areas in delivering Artsmark, through a wide range of opportunities for schools and teachers to engage children and young people in the arts – from backstage tours to theatre workshops and partnership programmes.


We offer participating Artsmark schools discounted workshops at the theatre: £150 for a half-day session and £225 for a full day session.

If you’d like to know more or to book a session, email us at

For more information about Artsmark visit their website.

Want to know more? Contact Nicolette Hobson, Education Associate, to find out how we can support your school to deliver artsmark