Children’s Classes (5+) Calderdale

Theatre Groups

Calderdale Theatre School

Youth theatre for young people in Calderdale. We run theatre skills classes for our members and also put on regular productions at Square Chapel, Halifax and elsewhere. We meet every Saturday in term time and the students get the opportunity to work with professional actors and teachers on all aspects of theatre, including mime, improvisation, directing and voice.

Calderdale Theatre School, Saturdays in term time from 10am – 12.15pm, Orangebox Young People’s Centre. Contact

Limelight Theatre School – Drama and Musical Theatre Classes

Limelight Drama gives children aged 5-12 the chance to create characters, help write scripts and perform in our amazing shows at Halifax Victoria Theatre. At Limelight Musical Theatre classes, children will enjoy learning songs from popular movies, West End and Broadway productions and eventually perform them live on stage.

  • The Limelight Studio, Rastrick. Drama: Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Musical Theatre: Thursdays 4.15pm-5.15pm. Call James on 07988 890317.

Miss Stacey’s School of Dance

(updated January 2021)

Classes include ballet, parent and child dance, cheerleading, tap, acro, street and musical theatre.

Miss Stacey’s School of Dance, Hayley Hill, HX3 6ED. Contact 07791 209353.

Northern Arts Factory

Updated January 2021

Classes include mini and junior drama and dance for children aged 2-7, in Northowram.

Junior Dance: Dance styles include contemporary, street, jazz and musical theatre.Children from reception to Year 2.

  • Saturdays, 10-11am. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF.

Junior Drama: For children from reception to Year 2.

  • Saturdays, 9-10am. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF.

Northern Arts Factory:

Square Chapel Youth Theatre

Our youth theatre classes introduce children to the magic of theatre in our professional theatre spaces, focussing on building confidence and social interaction whilst developing skills in these fun and creative sessions.

Square Chapel Youth Theatre, Square Chapel. 5-7 years: Saturdays, 10am-11am. 8-12 years: Saturdays, 11am-12.30pm. 01422 353 073.

Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop

Classes for children to learn how to act, dance and sing, aiming to stimulate young people to gain confidence, be creative, develop communication skills and have fun in the world of theatrical arts. Besides staging musicals each year, Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop takes part in many charitable events.

Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop, St James Street, Halifax, classes on Saturdays 9am-2pm. 01422 200334.

Theatretrain Halifax

Drama classes, dance classes and singing classes on Saturdays during term time. Our stage school brings out the best in students, builds confidence and gives aspiring young actors opportunities of a lifetime via our large scale London shows and our smaller local shows each year.

Theatretrain, Trinity Academy, Halifax. Saturdays. Contact 07903 001 587.

Whiteley’s Academy of Performing Arts

Updated January 2021

A family business with family principles at the heart for students aged 2-19. With all aspects of dance and stage covered, there is so much going on all year round with an annual performance at the Victoria Theatre, pantomimes, summer clubs, performances at Disneyland Paris, London and more.

Whiteley’s Academy of Performing Arts, 6-8 Akroyd Place, Halifax. Classes are held Mondays-Saturdays. 01422 351958.