Statue by Louise Simson showing Edward Alleyn directing a child actor. Alleyn, an actor and entrepreneur, founded Dulwich College in 1619.


We are the Dulwich branch of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), a leading arts education charity bringing together people with a curiosity for the arts and providing world-class lecturers. The belief that the arts have the potential to enrich peoples' lives is at the heart of everything we do. We are part of the Arts Society's Greater London Area.

Our monthly evening lectures are held in the comfortable purpose-built lecture theatre at the Sixth Form Centre at James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS), which has its own entrance and parking via Green Dale, off East Dulwich Grove. If you are unable to get to JAGS, the lectures are available live on Zoom but not recorded. We meet at 7.30 for 8pm the second Thursday of the month from October to July. We serve wine (£3.00 a glass), water, soft drinks and nibbles before the lecture. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Guests/non-members are very welcome at @£10 per person per lecture (at present cash only please). Pay at the door, no booking required.

We arrange visits to places of interest and artistic merit during the season - check the visits page for details and booking forms. Friends and family are welcome.

The Arts Society Greater London Area offers a wide range of study days encouraging deeper examination of arts-related subjects. These are open to members and non-members alike.

Next lecture

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022, 8.00pm
Lecturer: Brian Stater

Where we meet

Our lectures take place in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre, James Allen's Girls' School.

Map and directions

How to join

Membership includes all lectures as well as access to visits and events and membership of The Arts Society.

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