Farnham Maltings and the Museum of Farnham believe that by being actively creative, connecting with others and articulating new ideas we will foster a happier, healthier and more inclusive set of communities. We offer a wide range of creative activities that aim to give everyone in our local communities the opportunity to take part.


Farnham Maltings presents an annual performance event ‘ignite’ which is dedicated to showcasing work from our community and social engagement programme.  Through dance, drama and film, ignite presents work from children, young people and adults who take part in Farnham Maltings’ community programmes and projects listed below.  Our community engagement projects aim to serve and inspire communities and improve quality of life through arts. For info contact emma.jones@farnhammaltings.com

We are thrilled that Demeric School of Dance have chosen to fundraise for ignite and their generosity will enable us to widen the participation, diversity and reach of our community and social engagement projects.  Demeric run their dance classes’ at the Maltings and we are delighted to be working with them sharing values and our artistic ambitions to the benefit of others.

Young People
Our Youth Theatre is open to anyone aged 8-25. Classes are led by professional leaders and artists with guest workshops by touring companies.

Spark is the Maltings’ annual children and young people’s multi-arts festival, bringing people together from across Waverley to enjoy, participate, watch and celebrate the arts. Wrapped around the Festival weekend is an on-going programme, offering creative projects to socially disadvantaged, marginalised, vulnerable and isolated young people.

Dance in the Meadow is a one-day outdoor dance performance and participatory event connecting communities together through dance and celebrating local dance talents.

Through Surrey Young Carers we offer bespoke workshops in performing and visual arts across the year for young carers who live across Waverley and Guildford led by professional artists and leaders.

Into the Arts offers young people in care in Surrey the chance to try out arts activities or attend performances in their local area.

Young Archaeologist’s Club – a monthly club for 8-13 year olds at the Museum of Farnham.

We also run a range of activities at the Maltings and the Museum of Farnham during the school summer holidays including film, craft, music production and drama.

Farnham Maltings specialise in offering tailored learning opportunities to schools and community organisations who want to inspire and develop young people’s knowledge, experience and skills in performance and visual art forms.

The Museum of Farnham offer lively, fun and interactive education sessions for schools. Sessions support curriculum requirements and include workshops on the Victorians, Tudors and Saxons & Vikings. Onsite and off-site workshops are available.

Adults & Older People
Make & Create for Families
is a dedicated outreach project that offers accessible, free drop-in craft workshops to our community in and around Farnham designed to improve self-esteem and confidence.

My Shout is a new project that aims to mischievously celebrate ageing by creating four new pieces of art all made and presented by people aged 55 and over.

Meet Me at the Maltings is a group for anyone who wants to make new friends and try out a different craft or performing arts activity each week.

Singing for the Mind is an hour of singing every Monday designed especially for people living with dementia and their friends & family.

Writing for Wellness is a new course of creative writing workshops.

Nimble Fingers is a free drop-in for knitting and crochet held twice a month.

Care for Carers is a series of activities for people who are non-professional carers, such as for a family member.

Dementia Friends is a one-off workshop designed to help us all learn a little more about dementia and how we can interact with people with the disease.

Refreshers: A Festival of Retirement is an annual fair for people looking to acquire a new skill, embrace a different hobby or volunteer their time.

Please Support Us
These fantastic programmes are only made possible by the generosity of our supporters and patrons. As a registered charity, we rely on your support to make sure the work we do in our communities is accessible to everyone. For more information on how you can help us, check out our Support Us page.