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First Floor

Young people dancing passionately

What is First Floor?

Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People in the 2014 Child Friendly Leeds Awards.

First Floor is West Yorkshire Playhouse’s venue for 11 to 19 year olds (14 to 25 with a learning disability). Whether you want to try something new or develop your skills, there are lots of different music, drama and art activities on offer.

At First Floor we want to help young people to learn new skills, discover new talents and interests and meet new people. We want to help you find out what you’re good at and develop it. We also want young people to be able to learn about the different kinds of jobs within a theatre and find out how to get more experience or training.

During the school day we run programmes for groups of young people, not in full time education, training or employment.


How does First Floor work?

We are open six days a week, three nights a week; and offer weekly drop in sessions in music, art and drama. We also have longer creative projects that run over the course of a number of Saturdays, as well as offering a range of alternative provision programmes and outreach sessions.

Timetable of activity at First Floor (Term time)

Monday10:00am-3:00pmBuzz Creative Arts Course
Tuesday10:00am-3:00pmBuzz Creative Arts Course
5:00pm-7:00pmFirst Floor Writers
5:00pm-7:00pmTuesday Night Drama
Wednesday10:00am-3:00pmBreeze Arts Foundation
Thursday10:00am-3:00pmBreeze Arts Foundation
Friday5:00pm-7:00pmFriday Night Music
Saturday10:30am-12:00pm First Floor Artists & Saturday Projects
1:00pm-3:00pmBuzz Weekend Workshop

Please click on the links below for more information and how to book:

Click to download our Autumn Programme 2015

How do I take part?

  • Directions and Access

    First Floor is close to West Yorkshire Playhouse. It is opposite BBC Yorkshire, next door to Yorkshire Dance and directly above The Wardrobe Bar & Jazz Club. Look for the bright red door!

    First Floor aims to be accessible to everyone. We have lift access and entry is from the street via a buzzer.

    We have accessible toilet facilities with a changing bed and hoist. A hearing loop is in place at Reception. There is also a Changing Places toilet in the main West Yorkshire Playhouse building. If you require one to one support, please bring a Personal Assistant or carer with you.

    We can sometimes help you to pay to take part in Projects or Weekly Workshops, but you need to contact us to discuss this.

  • Contact Us

    For more information about First Floor or any of our activities, please contact the team. First Floor is open Tuesday to Saturday (Monday to Friday during the holidays).

    Contact: firstfloor@wyp.org.uk

    Call: 0113 245 5252

    Text: 07595 082045

    Write: 6 St Peter’s Building, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

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