Touring Company


West Yorkshire Playhouse Touring Company performs at the Playhouse and tours to schools.

Plays are created through collaboration with artists from a wide variety of art forms to produce challenging, high quality work.

The plays allow children and young people to see new, accessible theatre. They are accompanied by workshops and resource packs to support the teacher in the classroom. All of our resources are written by or developed in consultation with teachers.

Gail McIntyre has been working as director of the company since 1994 and is also Associate Director, Young People's Theatre, at West Yorkshire Playhouse where for the last 6 years she has directed their acclaimed Christmas productions for ages 4 and above.

For more information about West Yorkshire Playhouse Touring Company please contact Gail McIntyre on 0113 213 7225 or email

The Schools Touring Company needs your help

West Yorkshire Playhouse is committed to delivering high quality theatre to schools and reaching young people who would otherwise not experience theatre.

Up until now, the work of Schools Touring Company has been paid for through an annual grant. As a result of the demise of Education Leeds from March 2012, this grant will no longer be made and this quality service to schools is under threat.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Schools Touring Company 

This document looks at what the Playhouse has achieved so far, lessons learnt and how, with your help we might be able to continue to deliver this work in the region.

We hope you enjoy reading this piece, and we would love to hear from you:

  •         To tell us what the service has meant to you
  •          To suggest how we might develop the service
  •      To explore opportunities to sponsor the work of the Schools Touring Company.

If you would like to contact us about the West Yorkshire Playhouse Touring Company please phone Gail McIntyre on 0113 213 7225 or email

On Stage Soon