Arts Award

Arts Award scheme inspires children and young people (5-25) to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.

The Kings Theatre Portsmouth serves as both a Centre delivering training in support of the nationally recognised qualification and as a Supporter Venue offering opportunities for those taking the qualification elsewhere.

As a Centre we deliver performing arts related opportunities across all five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.

Discover is the introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25.

Explore is the perfect stepping stone from our introductory award to the Bronze.

Bronze is a Level 1 award on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Here young people (11-25) take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others.

Silver is a Level 2 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It has two units – Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Doing Silver involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people.

Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and develops young people’s (16 – 25) creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points).

Sophie Nickerson, a member of KYT's Leading Lights, created this video for her Gold Arts Award Leadership Project

As a Supporter Venue we offer:

  • Reduced price tickets for those needing to attend or review an arts event
  • Tours of a Grade II* listed Edwardian playhouse
  • Opportunities to meet and interview arts professionals
  • Participation in a range of Performing Arts and Technical workshops

For more information about Arts Award


Want to take part in Arts Award?

Give Joanna Bennington a call or drop her a line.

Tel: 023 9285 2203