Weekly Clubs & Activities (4-12 years) North Leeds

Theatre, Drama & Music

Theatre, Drama and Music classes and lessons for children in North Leeds, including theatre, drama and music groups in Horsforth, Headingly, Adel, Chapel Allerton, Roundhay, Alwoodley, Roundhay, Wetherby, Seacroft, Scarcroft, West Park, Cookridge, Oakwood and Farsley.

Our theatre school is a friendly, fun and dynamic place to be, your child will be encouraged to play a major part in the creative process contributing ideas and making decisions about their work. Your child’s voice is important to us, including the shy and the confident alike, we will help you to build their confidence and character for whatever career the future holds. At Northern Arts Factory we are far removed from any notions of stardom or celebrity, your child’s happiness is at the heart of what we do.

Dance Classes consist of technique classes developing core physical skills, strength, stamina, flexibility and co-ordination. A range of dance styles will be explored including: contemporary, street, jazz and musical theatre.

Drama Classes consist of workshops to develop communication skills, co-operation, concentration and memory. A range of genres will be explored including: mime, improvisation, script, musical theatre and devising.

Mini Performing Arts Classes take children on a weekly adventure to a magical land developing their imagination and nurturing creativity. Using puppetry, movement, music, mime and vocal exercises children develop their communication, listening and physical skills whilst being entertained and having lots of sensory fun!


07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920


Classes are for these age-ranges:
  • Razz Minis (4-5 years)
  • Razz Juniors (6-8 years)
  • Razz Inters (9-11 years)
  • Razz Seniors (12-18 years)



Act 1 Beginners

Fun-filled drama classes for children aged 4-16 years of any ability. Friendly atmosphere focusing on building confidence and developing performance skills, including music and dance.

Tuesday:  Ages 9-16

Wednesday: Ages 4-8 and ages 9-16

Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane, LS16 6AZ

Tel Jane to book a free trial class: 07951 699260

Big Red Curtain Stage School

Big Red Curtain is a local independent performing arts school and casting agency,  our stage school has over 20years of industry experience and specialises in high quality tuition of music, drama and dance for 6 to 18 year olds.

Classes run: Saturday, 2pm-5pm.

Boston Spa Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, LS23 6AA. Tel: 0113 2822186

Big Red Curtain Stage School – Early Years

The Early Years Group is a preparation stage for 3-6yrs and is run separatly to the main part-time sessions. When the student is 6 they are invited to spend an extra hlaf an hour with the main part-time sessions group.

Classes run: Saturday, 2-3.15pm

Boston Spa Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, LS23 6AA. Tel: 0113 2822186

Chapel Allerton Drama Academy

Chapel Allerton Drama Academy (CADA) teaches young people how to perform using voice, movement and body language and will explore a variety of performance styles such as comedy, improvisation and script work.

  • Juniors – aged 7-9:  Wednesdays, 5-6pm
  • Intermediates – aged 10-13:  Wednesdays,  6-7pm
  • Seniors – aged 14-18:  Wednesdays, 7-8pm

Stainbeck Lane Community Hall, in the basement room. cada-director@outlook.com

Cre8 Drama

For ages 9-15. All abilities of students are welcomed and nurtured with no audition to join. Performing is highly valued at Cre8 Drama, with students working towards at least three public performances a year at local theatres.
Classes are taught by experienced professionals who are fully CRBd and insured.
Wednesday – 6-7.30pm (term time)
Parochial Hall, Roundhay. Tel: 07736 937982

Deborah Coultish School of Dance

A friendly fun dance school offering expert tuition in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, cheerleading and commercial dance.  Children taught from age 2 upwards.  Believe that all students, irrespective of initial ability, should be given the opportunity to grow and develop.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church. Tel: 0113 217 6873

Drama Lab

Children’s drama lessons and workshops led by Adele Silva, offering fun classes giving an insight into stage and screen. Suitable for children 6 years+.

Wednesday: 4.30pm-5.30pm

Classes PAYG.

One to one tution also available.

East Keswick Village Hall. Tel: 0113 322 3088

Drama Llama School of Acting

Running weekly term-time sessions, master classes and holiday theatre workshops, the aim is to bring out the confidence, technique and performance of children and adults alike, whilst having lots of fun!

Tel: 07845 119230

Drama Rama

A drama session including lots of fun, drama, games and play with the chance to put on mini productions. Suitable for ages 5-8 years. First session free.

Meanwood Community Hall: Classes run: Monday – 5-6pm. Ages 6-13

Meanwood Institute: Classes run: Tuesday – 5-6pm. Ages 5-8 & 6-7pm. Ages 9-13

Email reegibee@gmail.com

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Break Dance, Jazz, Gymnastics, Street Dance.

The school is fully registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association. Students have the option of taking yearly examinations.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790 225385

Flex Dance Inc

Flex Dance Inc delivers high quality dance tuition for all abilities whilst encouraging freedom of creativity. Their mission is to get everyone involved in dance as a means of keeping fit and healthy whilst meeting new people and having fun!
Students learn a combination of Musical theatre & Street dance in a happy and safe environment.
Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,  Friday in North Leeds.
Tel:07792 332169

Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy

The Helen O’Grady programme is a unique, developmental drama programme, which creatively develops language, communication, confidence and self-esteem.

No auditions required and no experience necessary.

Classes in Roundhay, Cookridge, Headingley, Otley, Farsley ad East Keswick.

Tel: 01423 541834/07759 489941

Imagine Performing Arts Academy

A vibrant, new performing arts school opening in Headingley Leeds. Improve your child’s confidence, communication and coordination whilst having a lot of fun!

Suitable for children 5-10 year olds.

Saturday: 1-3pm

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre.   Tel: 07570 363 765

IPM Acting Academy

IPM Acting Academy’s specialised Screen Actors Training is perfect for all children Ages 5 and Up wanting to grow confidence, communication skills and acting. Our Leeds based studio and online options give children an opportunity to be in front of the camera with practical industry training! Join today on www.ipmaa.com

Just for Fun Theatre Group

A Children’s Theatre Group based in Boston Spa. This is not a drama school, but a fun based Theatre Group who perform two shows per year.  We play lots of confidence building games, put together role plays, and as show-time approaches we work really hard on our pieces.

Classes run:

Tuesday, Wetherby Methodist Hall
Wednesday, Boston Spa/Clifford
Thursday, Tadcaster

Tel: 07793 557932

Little Cherries Musical Theatre

Musical theatre sessions with a huge emphasis on fun with children 5-11 years.
Friday, 3.45 to 4.45pm

Kids Club House, Horsforth. mylittlecherries@gmail.com

PJC Music School

COVID-19 Update: After five months of successful online lessons we are all set up to start face to face lessons again from September, ensuring excellent social distancing and safety for our students and families.

PJC Music School is run by Phillippa Jade Cairns; a classically trained musician and Head of Music at Horsforth Secondary School.

Their ‘Young Beginners’ Programme teaches Piano, Voice and Music Theory to students aged 3-14 years. The fun and engaging group-based learning style results in faster progress, improved confidence and increased resilience.

Horsforth School,  LS18 5RF. Tel: 07780 065209

Rebel Performing Arts

An upbeat and friendly school with inspirational young teachers. All students are treated as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential in the Performing Arts. Accept students from 3 to 18 years

Friday, Performing Arts (3-6, 7-10, 11-113, 14+), Drama Workshops (7-10, 11-13, 14+) and Screen Rebels (11+)

St Edmunds Hall, Roundhay. Tel: 01484 603736 / 07808803637

Stagecoach Horsforth

Early Stages (4-6) and Main Stages (6-18 years) where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama.

Friday at Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, Horsforth,  Leeds LS18 5RF

Saturday at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9AZ

Saturday (Early Stages only) at The Froebelian School, Clarence Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4LB

Principal Heather Salvador. Tel: 01943 817414

Stagecoach Alwoodley

Early Stages (4-6) and Main Stages (6-18 years) where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Leeds Grammar School, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 8GS . Principal Cris Salvador, 01943 817414

Stagecoach Roundhay

Early Stages (4-6) and Main Stages (6-18 years) where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. Nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy.

*Offer two week trial *

Wednesday (for Early Stages only), Saturday

Roundhay School, Old Park Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1ND. Tel: 0113 361 2393

Stagecoach Wetherby

Stagecoach Wetherby provides high quality part time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 to 18. We nurture and develop potential through singing, acting and dance classes, encouraging creativity and developing confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation – while being educational and fun.

Saturday, Wetherby High, LS22 6JS

Tel: 07799 622880

Tonicha Lawrence Academy TLA

TLA is the professional training platform to performing arts in the North. Classes in Drama, Dance, Singing and Music are the key factors to what makes the school so incredibly popular amongst casting directors, visiting TV and Theatre directors and established tutors.

Classes run: Saturday.

Gateway’s School, Leeds Rd, Harewood LS17 9LE. Tel: 07703 585407 / 07783 162569


Vibe Performing Arts Academy

Learn to act, sing and dance in our fun-filled theatre school.

Offering something for all children and teenagers. Training for professional performance, unlocking hidden talents, making friends, and developing valuable life skills such as interaction and confidence. We seek to inspire and nurture in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Performing Arts classes run: Wednesday – Cookridge Methodist Hall, classes for 4-7 years and 8-16 years.

Stage School classes run: Saturday – Abbey Grange Academy, classes for 4-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-18 years.

Phone: 0770 103 3877

Updated September 2020