Primary Education

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West Yorkshire Playhouse aims to build long-term relationships with Primary School teachers and students of all ages through a range of creative opportunities. From Primary Players: Shakespeare Festival 2014 sessions, to bespoke workshops and training to support your curriculum, we can work in partnership to cater for the specific needs of your group.

Whether you are looking for a standalone workshop or CPD session, a longer educational package, or would like to develop your own tailor-made project, we would love to hear from you. Workshops and projects can take place at the Playhouse or at your school for Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

We look forward to working with you!

Click on the links below for more information:


Key Stage 1 

Key Stage 2 


To discuss your ideas and book a workshop please contact Elvi Piper, Creative Education Co-ordinator. Tel: 0113 213 7290 or email

For projects and teacher opportunities relating directly to our current season, please click on the education tab of the relevant show pages.

WYP Primary Players

Throughout the Summer term West Yorkshire Playhouse worked with over 130 young people aged 7-11 from primary schools across Leeds to create their inaugural Primary Players: Shakespeare Festival 2014.

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This project actively supported the teaching, learning, cross-curricula integration and performance of Shakespeare at Primary Level culminating in a large-scale collaborative public performance on the Quarry stage which saw Shakespeare's The Tempest and Twelfth Night brought together.  All participating students achieved their Shakespeare Challenge Discover or Explore Arts Award through the project this year.

Registrations are now open to take part in Primary Players: Shakespeare Festival 2015. For more information or to register your school contact Elvi Piper (Creative Education Coordinator) or call 0113 213 7290



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I have really enjoyed today with all the activities and other things. I think it was great. If I could I would come again!
Amy and Isobel, Age 10