Youth Theatre

Term time

  • Venue
    Leeds Playhouse
  • Age guidance
    8-21
  • Pricing
    £40-£115

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

Work with amazing artists and directors and qualified youth workers to have fun and develop new skills.

Bookings for the Youth Theatre Summer Term are now closed.

Contact the Playhouse Youth team

Call: 0113 213 7236 Get in touch

Juniors (8-10)

Weekly drama session that helps to build your confidence, invite you to make new friends whilst bringing stories to life through theatre. Come and join in the fun with the Playhouse team. This group is for young people who are or would be in Years 4, 5, & 6.

SUMMER TERM ’24
Dates and Times

Saturdays 27 Apr – 6 Jul, 11am – 12.30pm.
No session during half term (Sat 1 Jun)

Sessions will take place in the Leeds Playhouse rehearsal and theatre spaces. Meet our Youth Theatre staff at Box Office from 10:45am to register before the session.

Bookings for the Summer Term are now closed.

Seniors (11-21)

Come and join an exciting theatre making journey in a fun, collaborative, and supportive environment. Develop your acting skills and share creative ideas as a member of an ensemble. This group is for young people who are or would be in Years 7, 8 & 9.

SUMMER TERM ’24
Dates and Times

There is a Wednesday session and a Thursday session available.

Wednesdays: 5.30pm –7.30pm, 24 Apr – 3 Jul (No session on Wed 29 May)

Sessions will take place in the Weston Room. Meet our Youth Theatre staff at Box Office to register from 5.15pm, enter the building from the Playhouse Square entrance.

Thursdays: 5.30pm – 7.30pm, 25 Apr – 4 Jul (No session on Thu 30 May).

Sessions will take place in the Leeds Playhouse rehearsal and theatre spaces. Meet our Youth Theatre staff at Box Office to register from 5.15pm, enter the building from the Playhouse Square entrance.

Bookings for the Summer Term are now closed.

Develop your acting skills and share creative ideas as a member of an ensemble. Work alongside others with a passion for theatre and find out what it takes to devise work for the stage. This group is for young people who are or would be in Years 9, 10 & 11.

SUMMER TERM ’24
Dates and Times

There is a Tuesday session and a Thursday session available.

Tuesdays: 23 Apr 2 Jul, 6pm 8pm.
No session during half term (Tue 28 May).

Thursdays: 25 Apr – 4 Jul, 6pm – 8pm.
No session during half term (Thu 30 May).

Sessions will take place in the Leeds Playhouse rehearsal spaces. Meet at Box office to register from 5.45pm, enter the building from the Playhouse Square entrance.

Bookings for the Summer Term are now closed.

Take your acting and performance skills to the next level. Work as an ensemble alongside others with a passion for theatre and find out what it takes to devise high quality work. This group is for young people who are or would be in Year 11. It is also open to 16-year-olds who would be confident with older young people.

SUMMER TERM ’24
Dates and Times

Wednesdays 24 Apr – 3 Jul, 6pm – 8pm.
No session half term (Wed 29 May).

Sessions will take place in the Leeds Playhouse rehearsal and theatre spaces. Meet at Box office to register from 5.45pm, enter the building from the Playhouse Square entrance.

Bookings for the Summer Term are now closed.

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Meet the team

Eleanor Manners

Youth Theatre Director, Lead Artist (11-13s Thursdays)

Licie Wood

Learning and Skills Facilitator, Lead Artist (8-10s and 14-16s Tuesdays)

Emily Dee

Learning and Skills Administrator

Get in touch
Laura Marsden

Support Artist (8-10s and 11-13s Thursdays)

Beccie Allen

Support Artist (11-13s Wednesdays and 14-16s Tuesdays)

Sophie Howell

Lead Artist (11-13s Wednesdays)

Lizzy Whynes

Lead Artist (14-16s Thursdays)

Madeleine O’Rielly

Lead Artist (17-21s)

Owen Atkinson

Support Artist (17-21s)

Sarah Messenger

Support Artist (14-16s Thursdays)

  • MAJOR FUNDERS

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

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell