First Floor Funders


First Floor is part of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

First Floor was opened in January 2009 following a 3 year, £600,000 fundraising campaign to convert the theatre's former proms and furniture store. The funds came from a mix of public bodies, trusts and foundations and overwhelming generosity from the Playhouse's audience members and individual supporters.

First Floor is reliant on project funding and delivering work with or for partner organisations within the city. Young people taking part in projects at First Floor pay a very small fee towards the cost of their activity (usually £1 per workshop) and some activities are free, and we are constantly seeking new and sustainable funding paths to ensure that all this work can continue.

If you think you can help us continue or develop our work at First Floor please contact Vivienne Hughes on 0113 213 7288 or

Thank you to all our donors and sponsors:

Current Revenue Funders

Find Your Talent
Home Office Community Fund
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Liz and Terry Bramall Charitable Trust
Stagecoach Theatre Schools
Youth Opportunity Fund
Youth Music

Key Partners

Arts Award
Leeds College of Music
Positive Activities for Young People
Yorkshire Dance

Capital Donors

The Audrey and Stanley Burton Charitable Trust
The Clothworkers' Foundation
C J Ellmore & Co Ltd
Corporate Workspace Ltd
The David Morgan Rees Charitable Trust
Feeling Good Theatre Company
Friends of the Playhouse
The Foyle Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Grant Thornton UK LLP
The Kenneth Hargreaves Trust
The Leslie Silver Charitable Trust
The Linbury Trust
The Liz and Terry Bramall Charitable Trust
The Mackintosh Foundation
Provident Financial Ltd
Stagecoach Theatre Schools
Yorkshire Forward
Youth Capital Fund

And a big thank you to our audiences and the other individuals, who continue to support First Floor.

On Stage Soon