Pay as you go
For these sessions you don't have to book in advance or come every week. Just arrive in time for the start of the session and pay £1.50 each time you come.
Tuesday Night Drama and First Floor Writers
Tuesdays from 23 April to 16 July, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Like drama? Writing? Directing? Why not try our informal weekly sessions, where you can explore a range of new techniques and develop your performance and writing skills. You could even do an Arts Award and this term there's the chance to perform on stage at the Playhouse as part of the 'Open Season' in July.
Friday Night Music
Fridays from 26 April to 19 July, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Come and try our friendly, informalLivin' Vocallysinging group and develop skills in harmonising, improvising, song writing and performance. Everyone is welcome - no experience necessary.
11.00am - 12.30pm (doors open 10.30am)
These fun taster workshops offer something different each week with a mixture of art, drama or music activities each week. If you want to know more about these sessions please get in touch. (All materials and equipment provided).
27 April Performance poetry
4 May Hip-Hop music
11 May Creating stencils
18 May Big Drama Challenge
25 May Sound design
1 June Writing dramatic characters
8 June Felt-making
15 June Big Music Challenge
22 June Stage make-up techniques
29 June Creating popular music
6 July Body and voice
13 July Big Art Challenge
For these projects you need to come each week for a few weeks (or for a few days if it's during school holidays), you must book in advance and be able to come for all the dates listed. Contact West Yorkshire Playhouse Box Office on 0113 213 7700 to book a place.
Breeze Arts Foundation- Performing Arts
This course is for you if you are 15 to 19 years old and not attending regular education, training or employment. You will learn a range of skills, find out about different jobs in the arts, devise and perform your own drama piece as part of the 'Young Theatre Makers' project at West Yorkshire Playhouse and gain an Arts Award qualification.
Wednesdays & Thursdays17 April to 25 July - 9.30am - 3.00pm
Age: 15 to 19
Cost: Free (contact us to find out more)
Project Hip-Hop - Music
Back by popular demand! TopUKrap and beatbox artist Homecut AKA Andy Brooks.
Whether you already have some skills or want to start from scratch, you will develop a whole range of techniques including writing and performing your own raps, beatboxing, singing and live performance. Chance to perform on the Playhouse stage as part of 'Recipe for Life' in July to be confirmed.
Saturdays 11& 18 May, 15 June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday 22 June, 1.00 - 9.00pm performance starts at 7.00pm(performance day)
Age: 11 to 19
Cost: £2 per session
Sherlock: secrets in the shadows - Drama and art
Come and see Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret at West Yorkshire Playhouse, then spend the next day exploring the play and learning how to turn your stories into drama using shadow puppets.
Friday 24 May, 6.45pm(theatre trip)
Saturday 25 May, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Age: 11 to 19
Cost: £12 (includes theatre ticket)
Exploring The Wild - Physical theatre workshop for boys
Work with First Floor's dynamic young physical theatre company to develop skills in devising and performance and also have a chance to see the new work that they've created.
Tuesday 28 May, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Age: 11 to 14 (boys only)
Voices of a New Generation - Slam poetry
Work with top spoken word artists, hone your skills and become part of the First Floor slam team, ready to battle it out against otherLeedsteams at West Yorkshire Playhouse. We recommend attending the 'Performance poetry' Saturday Session on 27 April as part of this project.
Saturdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 May, 1 & 8 June, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Friday 28 June, 2.00 - 10.00 performance at 7.30pm(competition)
BUZZ @ First Floor - Projects for young people with learning disabilities
BUZZ @ First Floor projects are designed especially for young people aged 14 to 25 with a learning disability. We have support workers in all our sessions but if you require one to one support please bring a Personal Assistant or carer with you. For more information on BUZZ @ First Floor, or to book a place on one of the projects, please call Maria on 0113 245 5252 or email email@example.com
Music Club - Singing and song-writing
Join us for three Saturday afternoon music and singing workshops based around the showSherlock Holmes:The Best Kept Secretat West Yorkshire Playhouse. You will compose songs and music whilst using props and costume from our wonderful Costume Hire Department. You will also see the Relaxed Performance of Sherlock Holmes. This was a very popular activity last year so book early.
Saturdays 18 & 25 May & 1 June1.00-3.00pm
Friday 7 June, 7.00pm(theatre trip)
Cost: £16 (includes theatre ticket)
Weekend Workshops with optional Bronze Arts Award
On Saturday afternoons you can come along and have a go at different music, drama and art activities. You can also do a Bronze Arts Award qualification and use these workshops to build your portfolio. You don't have to come every week, and you can check the website nearer the time for details about each individual workshop.
Visual Arts -Saturdays 27 April, 4 & 11 May,
Performance Skills-Saturdays 8, 15 & 22 June
Pop Music Movers - Saturdays 29 June, 6 & 13 Jul
Time: 1.00 - 3.00pm
Cost: £2 per session
Move Your Body - Get to know yourself!
This half-term workshop is for anyone who enjoys drama, moving to music or getting up and singing. Designed to build confidence in moving your body for performing or just for fun and relaxation, suitable for beginners.
Wednesday 29 May, 10.30am-12.30pm
BUZZ @ First Floor Family Forum
We're always looking to make links with young people and their families or workers. We welcome your ideas and feedback on our activities. We like to meet every term to discuss the work and how to move it forward. Look out for more information, or ring Maria if you want to find out more.Next meeting:Saturday 20 July, 12pm - 1pm
(followed by the BUZZ @ First Floor Celebration Event - details below)
BUZZ @ First Floor attenders are welcome to join the Friendly Faces, which is First Floor's young people's advisory group. Please see theOther Activitiessection of the programme.
BUZZ @ First Floor Celebration Event
Saturday 20 July, 1.00 - 3.00pm: hold this date!
Join us to celebrate all of the fun and hard work from the summer season. We will be showcasing work from this term's Weekend Workshops, Move Your Body and Music Club and the talents of the Livin' Vocally singing group.
First Floor Friendly Faces
Friendly Faces is the advisory group for First Floor. The group is made up of young people who attend First Floor activities. We hold monthly breakfast meetings (with fruit juice and toast for free!) to help decide what projects to do and how we can make First Floor even better. If you are interested in coming to a meeting please contact Gaby on 0113 245 5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays 27 April, 18 May, 22 June & 20 July, 10.00 - 11.00am
First Floor is an Arts Award Welcome Centre and all First Floor activities can contribute towards Arts Award qualifications. If you are interested in doing an Arts Award with us then get in touch.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S PERFORMANCES
The Wild? - Wednesday 29 May, 7.00pm at First Floor
Newly formed First Floor based physical theatre company perform their newly devised work. Free of charge but please book in advance via First Floor.
Voices of a New Generation - Friday 28 June, 7.30pm atWest YorkshirePlayhouse*
See First Floor and other teams fromLeedsbattle it out in this high octane poetry slam competition.
Project Hip-Hop perform at Recipe for Life - Saturday 22 June, 7.00pm atWest YorkshirePlayhouse*
Space 2 celebrate 10 years of arts and Heath community work , be prepared for an uplifting and unforgettable evening.
Open Season - 22 June - 20 July atWest YorkshirePlayhouse*
Youth Theatre groups from West Yorkshire Playhouse and across Leeds will be performing this week, including Tuesday Night Drama & First Floor Writers performance on 2July.
* Tickets available from West Yorkshire Playhouse Box Office
0113 213 7700.
Autumn Open Day
Try out free taster sessions in drama, music and art. Find out about upcoming projects and activities. Saturday 14 September 2013. 11am - 2pm. FREE TASTER SESSIONS