Children & young people

Get involved with our exciting and creative projects, workshops and productions for children and young people aged 8 to 25.

Playhouse Youth has lots of brilliant opportunities for children and young people across our two buildings, including at First Floor, Playhouse 2, our dedicated creative space for young people.

Work with outstanding professional artists and qualified youth workers as you develop your creativity, learn new skills, gain qualifications and make new friends in our welcoming and supportive groups and sessions.

Contact the Playhouse Youth team

Call: 0113 213 7236

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Children & young people

30 Sep 2023 – 6 Jul 2024

Following a successful trial run, our storytelling sessions are back!

Children & young people
Youth Theatre: Play in a Week

12 Aug 2024

A week-long Summer course for ages 8-13 that will culminate in a performance. 12 – 16 August.

Children & young people
Youth Theatre: Young Techies

12 – 16 Aug 2024

A week-long course to introduce young people to technical theatre skills, including Sound, Lighting, Set and Costume Design, Stage Management and Props. Limited places available: fill out the application form by 17 June.

Children & young people
The Hidden Garden

2 – 4 Nov 2024

BSL Interpreted

A magical tale of a blooming unlikely friendship.

Drop-ins, projects and workshops

Youth Theatre

Term time

Weekly drama sessions for those aged 8-21, led by outstanding professional artists and support workers.


Wednesdays (Term time)

Weekly drop-in for young people who are refugees or seeking asylum.

Young Carers Drop In

First Wednesday of the month (Term time)

Monthly sessions for Young Carers to build skills & confidence through art, music, movement and drama in a fun relaxed environment.

Middleton Youth Theatre (DAZL)

Tuesdays (Term time)

Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre on your doorstep, at DAZL Dance Middleton. Ages 7-11.

RJC Playhouse Youth Theatre

Fridays (Term time)

Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre on your doorstep, at the Mandela Centre in Chapeltown. Ages 9-12.

Based at our dedicated Youth Arts space

First Floor

First Floor
Playhouse 2
6 Saint Peter’s Building
St Peter’s Square

Call reception: 0113 213 7236


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell