Drama Classes

Drama Classes

“Treasure Island” December 2021

Greenroom Classes

We have been holding Saturday morning classes for children aged 8-18 for over 40 years, in some cases attracting successive generations of the same family – and we love to welcome fresh talent.

Tutors Andrew Leggott and Lisa Debney are long-time Playhouse members, and experienced stage performers and teachers. They lead the children in games and warm-up exercises, followed by the preparation of drama scenes, usually improvised but occasionally text-based. Other skills such as stage fighting, mask work and clowning are also covered.

Junior Class

The Junior Class runs from 9.30 – 10.30 am for children aged 8 – 11. This age group are blessed with very few inhibitions and throw themselves (sometimes quite literally) into all the exercises.  

In January 2020, we presented a production of that ever-popular fairy tale “The Snow Queen” to sell-out audiences in our Wildman Studio. The Coronavirus epidemic unfortunately prevented any such production in 2021.



                     "The Snow Queen" January 2020

Senior Class

The Senior Class runs from 10.45–11.45 am. These 12–18-year-olds may still experience some nerves, along with the inevitable struggles of simply being teenagers, and the weekly fellowship that the Greenroom offers – new friends, learning and working together and plenty of laughter – is a refreshing oasis in the midst of school and exams.  

In April 2021, the Seniors featured in a production of “Tuesday”, a play specially written for teenagers by Alison Carr, as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival.

In December 2021, sixteen of our Senior Class featured in a youth/adult production of "Treasure Island" adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson by Phil Willmott, on our main Wharfeside stage.


                     "Chaos", the 2019 National Theatre Connections production

Many of our Junior and Senior Class students have gone on to become successful professional actors.  However, you don’t have to become a star to benefit. Our Greenroom classes are invaluable in building confidence and self-esteem. Plus, they are great fun!

Greenroom classes take place every Saturday morning during term time.

Junior and Senior Greenroom fees are £50 per term, payable in advance. Additional siblings in the same family qualify for a reduction to £45 per term.

 Contact: Andrew Leggott, the Class Tutor by email a.leggott1@btinternet.com or by telephone if you wish to discuss the sessions 01943 602014.

Our Greenroom Policy/Covid-19 Risk Assessment May 2021 can be found here.