Curtains Up! is Creative Arts Holiday run by a fantastic team of volunteers for Scripture Union in the UK.

During the 7 night residential event in the summer we run workshops on Backstage, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Music Theatre and Visual Arts

Our aim is to provide a fun and safe environment for people to explore their gifts in the arts and their personal relationship with God. We have got a fantastic team of volunteers who come and give their time (and pay to come!)

Curtains Up! is a Scripture Union Holiday

Scripture Union staff and Volunteers work in more that 130 countries to make God’s Good News known to children, young people and families. Scripture Union’s Work in Britain includes schools work, missions, family ministry, helping Christians to read the bible and supporting the church through training and resources.
Scripture Union has been running holidays for more than 100 years.
To find out more about the work of Scripture Union England and Wales you can visit the Website at www.scriptureunion.org.uk

Here you will find details about all the latest publications – books, Bible notes, resources etc. – as well as information about Schools work and missions. You will also be able to check the details of all of SU’s holidays and see whether there are still vacancies on your chosen holiday.

Centre Stage

In 2019 the team behind Curtains Up! and some new friends started a new holiday called Centre Stage. This has the same aims as Curtains Up! But is aimed at the younger 11-14 age group.

Centre Stage is aimed for young people aged 11-14

You can find out more on the Centre Stage website:

Latest News

Curtains Up! 2022 – Day 6,7,8

Sorry about the gap in daily update emails. I got slightly swamped for the last 48 hours onsite! Here is a brief summary for the last days at CU!2022: Day …

Curtains Up! 2022 – Day 5

Day 5 has finished and we are rapidly heading towards the end of CU!2022! It was another great day with great weather, food, conversation and fun! The main workshops are …

Curtains Up! 2022 – Day 4

The end of day 4 sees us reach the halfway point of CU!2022. We are at the odd stage of feeling like we have been here for weeks and like …

Curtains Up! 2022 – Day 3

Day 3 has drawn to a close and its been another great day! The weather has been great – hot but outside there is a nice breeze. Some of the …

CU!2022 – Day Two

Day 2 is (slightly confusingly) our 1st full day at CU! – It has been great to spend a full day together, doing things we haven’t been able to do …