Children’s Classes (5+) Calderdale

Theatre Groups

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Northern Arts Factory Dance & Drama

From their earliest days, children have a natural urge to dance, sing and perform.

At our theatre school, our vision is that each and every one of our students will perform, dance and sing with joy and self belief.

We’ll help each child blossom, learn and shine, with their happiness at the heart of everything we do.

Whether shy or outgoing, we will help you build their confidence and character for whatever the future holds.

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

Mini Drama: For children aged 2-4. Children will enjoy imaginative play, singing, dancing and acting all based around a different theme each week.

  • Wednesdays, 9.15-10am. £5 (or £5.50 PAYG), Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF
  • Wednesdays, 11.15am-noon, The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, HD6 1AT. £5.50 drop in or £5 block booking

Junior Dance: Technique classes where children develop core physical skills, strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Dance styles include contemporary, street, jazz and musical theatre.Children from reception to Year 2.

  • Mondays, 4-5pm. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF.
  • Tuesdays, 4-5pm, £8. The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

Junior Drama:Develops communication skills, co-operation, concentration and memory. Children will enjoy mime, improvisation, script, musical theatre and devising. For children from reception to Year 2.

  • Mondays, 5-6pm. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF.
  • Tuesdays, 5-6pm, £8. The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

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Whiteley’s Academy of Performing Arts

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. www.whiteleysacademy.co.uk


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 gillie.kerrod@calderdaletheatreschool.org.uk


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.

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.