The Garage Trust (operator of The Workshop) referral network group meets each term to discuss forthcoming opportunities available for young people and their families and to network with other referral agencies to signpost services and activities across the county.

The referral network are invited to refer in young people onto our foundation courses which run termly at The Garage.

The Foundations courses are one-hour weekly creative courses in Drama, Music and Dance Foundations, which run for 10 weeks. They run in two age groups; 7-11 years and 12-18 years. The sessions use a variety of games and activities in a fun and friendly environment. The focus of the sessions is to help build confidence, increase self-esteem and raise aspirations.

The courses aim to give young people both the personal and practical skills to then progress onto our Big Breaks scheme which entitles them to a years place on our class programme.

For any enquiries relating to the referral network, the foundation courses or Big Breaks initiatives please contact either – 

Adam Yaxley (Inclusion Lead) – or 01603 283368

Tom Francis (Youth Arts Worker) – or 01603 283387

Sophia Kelly (Youth Arts Worker / Administrator) – or 01603 283379

Please find below documents from the most recent meeting:


The aim of the Thetford Network is to bring different organisations who work with young people with challenging circumstances together to share information and best practice with a focus on arts provision. It will also include details of potential opportunities and information on referring young people onto activities. For example, we are offering FREE Music Provision through our Music Foundations programme full details below

Thetford Music Foundations

The Thetford Music Foundations course is a 90-minute music session, which runs once a week for 6 weeks. Sessions use music and musicality to improve behaviour and increase engagement in the arts. The age groups are: 10yrs -16yrs.

Download the Thetford Referral Document here (Updated August 2019)
Download the Referral Form form here