At the heart of The Festival On The Close is an innovative programme of creative workshops for curious minds.

The Festival On The Close’s workshop programme exists to inspire and empower young people, giving them the opportunity to get creative and try something new. Primary and secondary school students from across Warwickshire are invited to take part in a series of schools workshop activities. From science experiments to samba percussion, brain dissections to bagpipes, mechanical engineering to meditation, our varied workshops will offer curious minds the chance to explore a wide range of subjects with world-class artists and practitioners. 

A broad range of workshops take place during the daytime at the festival for Rugby School students, with additional places being offered for free to visiting local school groups.

2022 Workshop highlights include...

Music production


Arabic calligraphy

Flower arranging

Gamelan orchestra

Mechanical engineering


Samba percussion

Devising theatre

Bell ringing

Human Rights

Circus skills with Circus MASH and Circo Rum Ba Ba

Breadmaking with Rugby Real Bread

Musical theatre

Roller skiing

Dance workshops with Motionhouse

Workshop places are free for local school groups. If your school would like to find out more about participating, please email

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