City Art Centre has a programme of exciting activities for families, schools and adults to accompany its exhibition programme.

Our family workshops are suitable for all ages and are designed for families working together. Unless otherwise stated, all workshops, talks and lectures at the City Art Centre are free , but booking is essential. For booking and further information, see the individual event listing for details.

We welcome school groups to the City Art Centre to explore our collection of Scottish art, and we can tailor-make a tour or creative workshop to suit your class. We also welcome group visits from further and higher education and local community groups. If you wish to book a group tour (self led or otherwise) please complete a group visit form. If you wish to discuss the possibility of a tailor-made workshop, please contact our Public Programmes Manager on 0131 529 3963 or via

Edinburgh Alphabet Events

We have a range of events supporting our Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition at the City Art Centre. These include talks and tours, walks and family workshops. To find out what's on view our Edinburgh Alphabet event listings


Our school workshop on Exploring Caricature Our school workshop on Exploring Caricature

Current Events

The City Art Centre has a programme full of exciting events and activities. Only those for today are listed here.

Events Coming Soon

Events Coming Soon

Events and activities for the current City Art Centre exhibition programme from tomorrow onwards.