Education and youth theatre

We are a University based theatre so If you are a teacher, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. We can offer the following resources and support but if you have a specific request just drop us an email.

  • Free downloadable student resource sheets covering subjects including Costume Design, Sound Recording and theatre terminology.
  • Free school group theatre tours,
  • Discount ticket prices for educational groups.
  • Post show discussions and Q&A sessions
  • Bespoke matinee performances for in house productions

stage@leeds Young Company Autumn 2019 performance project

We are looking for young actors to perform ‘Carol’s Christmas’, a humorous, modern adaptation of Charlens Dickens  ‘A Christmas Carol’ written by Steve Ansell. The original production was written in 2008 and performed to appreciative audiences in Harrogate and Halifax. Our updated version will be performed on Dec 14th at stage@leeds. .

PRICE                                                                      £42.00 per person

Concession* or additional family member:           £24.00 per person

(available to those on low income, additional family members and University of Leeds staff)

Direct payment at the following link:


Saturdays 10.00 – 11.30AM


stage@leeds Theatre, University of Leeds


Session 1: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Nov 09

Session 2: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Nov 16

Session 3: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Nov 23

Session 4: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Nov 30

Session 5: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Dec 07

Session 6: 10.00 – 11.30 Sat Dec 14


Saturday 14th Dec 12 Noon, University of Leeds

  • Open to all, no experience required and no auditions.
  • Two groups. Age 10+
  • Affordable.
  • Professional tuition in a state of the art modern theatre.
  • DBS checked professional staff supported by student volunteers.


What will the sessions be like?

The first half of the session begins with physical and vocal warm ups, followed by an exploration of theatre techniques including improvisation, working with text, devising, character work and many others that relate to the production we are working on. In the second half of the session we will be rehearsing ‘Carol’s Christmas’ (with a little time at the end for theatre games). Carols Christmas will be performed at the end of each term at stage@leeds. Entry is free and you are welcome to bring friends and family.

To book your place or for further information please contact Steve Ansell (0113 343 8731),

Direct payment at the following link:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Work experience

Every year we take up to three work experience student placements. Each placement is one week in length. Students will experience both backstage and front of house operations under the supervision of the theatre staff.

Places are limited and competition is high so please apply in good time. Placements run between October and June. If you would like to apply for a work experience placement with us you must apply in writing telling us a little bit about yourself and why you would like to work in a theatre environment. Your application should be sent to: or by post to

stage@leeds, (Work Experience) University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Successful applicants will be interviewed prior to being offered a place.