Exciting opportunities for students at The West Yorkshire Playhouse

Exciting opportunities for students at The West Yorkshire Playhouse

Second year BA Theatre and Performance student Becky Salt has been actively engaged in a number of activities outside her studies, such as several opportunities with the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Becky has performed in two professional shows, and earlier this year she was also part of a dynamic young company in their modern adaption of Romeo and Juliet, and is now performing in their current production of Grapes of Wrath.

Along with the range of performing opportunities available as part of her course and outside the University, Becky also volunteers front of house at the Playhouse as well as participating in First Floor, an outreach project aimed to help young people learn new skills, discover new talents and interests and meet new people.

As part of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s National Theatre Connections programme, Becky gained the opportunity to be assistant director, working with a group of 16 young people on a production called Status Update, which later transferred to Sheffield Theatres.

While enjoying the involvement with local organisations, Becky maintains her participation at the University, engaging in several performance societies and learning new skills within her committee roles. Becky also represents the University with the Leeds Love scheme, delivering theatre and performance workshops within local schools.

Opportunities for students are offered both through the curriculum and through a broad range of co-curricular activities offered and supported by the University, Leeds University Union or the wider community. Such activities can enhance a student’s academic learning and work-related skills.

These opportunities have allowed Becky to develop and practice her skills base, to get involved within the University, local theatres and the community, and will provide opportunities for further development in her final year of studying and beyond graduation