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October Gallery Education runs Educational programmes in a Contemporary Art Gallery  emphasise the importance of cultural plurality and all workshops focus on high quality artistic processes and outcomes. We also seek to support schools in developing cross-curricular learning and uses creative art and craft activities to build children’s confidence in the visual arts as well as in literacy, environmental understanding, mathematics and the sciences.

We would like to thank our supporters, John Lyon's Charity and St. Andrew Holborn, for their continued support of October Gallery Education.

Schools Programme

Our Youth Collective meet every Monday evening from 4.30-6.30pm and together we make art, films and visit exhibitions and museums all over London.

It's FREE and open to all young people in London aged 14 - 24.


Come and join us!

We deliver an extensive programme which involves workshops for all school age groups in the gallery, outreach projects in schools around London and various events, fairs and careers days which are set up to promote the gallery’s collection as well as inspiring children all over London to take up an interest in art as well as think about future careers in the art world.


We run projects with schools, community groups, teacher training courses and events at the gallery throughout the year.

So please do get in touch if you have an idea about working on a project together - we are always open to suggestions!

October Gallery

24 Old Gloucester Street



Tel: 020 7242 7367

Contact Jess or Esther

Accessibility and Facilities

If you have any questions about access or facilities our staff would be happy to provide information. You are welcome to call ahead of your visit: + 44 (0)20 7242 7367


There are two steps (15cm high each) leading up to the main entrance – staff will be available to assist with a ramp. The main entrance door is 65cm wide.

Gallery space 

The door into the Gallery space is 76cm wide. The Gallery space and Refectory are step-free.



To access the Courtyard there is a small ledge (10cm).



There is an accessible toilet in the Courtyard. The door to the toilet is 80cm wide, the bathroom width is 85cm, and length before the toilet is 115cm.

Other spaces at the October Gallery 

There is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor. This includes the Theatre, Clubroom and lodging.

October Gallery Education department has a volunteer career development programme. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and flexible candidates who have some experience of working in education and have a passion for contemporary art.

Volunteering opportunities range from assisting workshop leaders and artists with school classes and Family sessions to helping out with our resources and youth programme. We need people to help out on an ‘ad hoc’ basis and once you have joined our team we will send you details of the dates you will be required.


This opportunity is perfect for students wishing to gain more experience and those thinking about pursuing a career in artist facilitation and education. Most of our workshops and projects take place on weekday mornings although we do have some family events and activities which happen on Saturdays.

As a volunteer you will have the chance to see behind the scenes of a professional contemporary art gallery and gain practical hands-on experience of gallery education in action.


If you are interested in volunteering or would like some further information please email:


The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling.

Our FREE sessions run from 10am-12pm on the second Saturday of the month and are suitable for families with children of all ages. 


We also run other family events with other arts organisations during the year so keep an eye on dates on our homepage.

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