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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address Lower Ground, 4 Castle Terrace
Post Code EH1 2DP
Locality North West 
Telephone 131 229 4037
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  • Arts and Culture
  • Children Services
  • Health
  • Older People
  • Physical Disability
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
  • Young People

We are a Scottish arts-in-health charity whose aim is to improve the experience of people in hospital and in hospice, residential and respite care by using the performing arts to encourage communication, interaction and laughter.

We achieve our aim through two specialist creative programmes; The Clowndoctors, who work specifically with children, and The Elderflowers, who work with ladies and gentlemen living with Dementia.

These performing arts activities engage the imagination of our participants through individually-tailored therapeutic artistic interventions, improving the hospital experience and encouraging communication, interaction and laughter.

We run open and inclusive programmes, meaning that we do not focus specifically on one illness or disability, and work with people of varying ages and social backgrounds.

We raise smiles all across Scotland, from Inverness down to the Borders.

The company was founded in 1997 and is a world leader in hospital clowning organisations.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Artful Minds 0131 270 6051 More info »
The Clowndoctors Programme 0131 270 6051 More info »
The Elderflowers Programme 0131 270 6051 More info »