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Secondary Schools

Our creative sessions are developed in consultation with local teachers to provide valuable and enriching opportunities to enhance students’ creative understanding and practice of theatre-making. We offer a range of opportunities all year round, including production specific sessions, bespoke sessions and sessions which focus on careers within the theatre industry and our work backstage.  Our workshops are led by professional artists and practitioners and take place at West Yorkshire Playhouse or in school settings.

For workshops and sessions inspired by this season’s theatre productions, take a look at our schools brochure PLAY: Coming soon

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Please see below for more information regarding our workshops which are available all year round:

  • Shakespeare: Any Play Any Day

    In a full or half day session, students can explore any Shakespeare text. From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Pericles! These active sessions
    offer an in-depth insight into narrative, character, themes and language.

    • Suitable for: KS3 and 4
    • Max: 30 participants
    • Cost: from £150 + VAT
  • Behind the Scenes

    Backstage Tours

    Led by our Education Team, tours can be tailored for groups of all ages and interests. We take students behind the scenes of the Playhouse to
    learn more about working in a theatre and share the secrets of how productions make it from page to stage.

    • Suitable for: KS3/4/5
    • Max: 30 participants
    • Cost: £3.50 + VAT per person (minimum spend equivalent to 15 places applies)
  • Industry Days

    Students will gain a unique insight into the day-to-day workings of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. A back stage tour will be followed by a session with select members of Playhouse staff.

    • Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5. FE and HE students
    • Cost: £150+VAT

How to Book

To book or enquire about our creative education workshops, please contact:

Elvi Piper, Creative Education Officer : elvi.piper@wyp.org.uk  0113 213 7290

Aoibheann Kelly Creative Education Manager: Aoibheann.kelly@wyp.org.uk 0113 213 7204

Booking Tickets and visiting the theatre

Prices and Discounts
School prices vary according to each production, the range is listed on each web page. To help you manage your visit we offer one FREE staff seat for every 9 students booked. Schools tickets are only available in limited numbers and for Monday to Friday. You are still welcome to book once this limit is reached, but the standard discount rates will apply.

Age Recommendation
Age Recommendation is assessed according to the complexity and sensitivity of Issues, images, sexual references and strength of language used in both West Yorkshire Playhouse Productions and Touring Productions. Any sensitive content is highlighted in our main Brochure but we do encourage Schools to call our Box Office with any specific concerns or questions regarding sensitive material in the Productions.

Take note…
We strongly discourage students from taking notes during performances at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Please encourage your students to fully enjoy their theatre experience by focusing completely on the action on stage. They can then jot down any notes immediately after the performance.

To Book
If you would like to make a school booking for a show in one of our theatres, please call 0113 213 7700 or email groups@wyp.org.uk  to make a booking.

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