Stage Spiders

Community Youth Projects, Canterbury

Welcome to Stage Spiders!

Stage Spiders is a student led volunteering group based at the University of Kent which runs projects for children and young people across Canterbury. These project include: working in primary schools and nurseries; performing plays for local children; and storytelling at the Waterstones bookshop in Ashford and Beaney Library. We have won "Best Student Led Volunteer Group" in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and "Best Fundraising Event" in 2014.

We believe that encouraging confidence, creativity and positivity in children is immensely important for their development. Our projects aim to expand these social skills in children through the medium of drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, and games. 

  • To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our 'about us' page or read about the projects that we run in the Canterbury area.
  • For news of our upcoming events, fundraisers and socials have a look at our news page.
  • To read about our past events look at our history
  • If you would like to learn more about volunteering with us, read our join us page.
If you are new to the University of Kent, or are just curious about Stage Spiders, please don't hesitate to browse the site and email us at if you have any questions.