Workshops and Projects


First Floor is West Yorkshire Playhouse's venue for you if you are aged 11 to 19 (14 to 25 with a learning disability). Whether you want to try something new or develop your skills, there are lots of different music, drama and art activities on offer.

 For more information about what's on click on the following links 

  Click for Buzz projects for young people with learning disabilities aged 14 to 25.

Saturday afternoon sessions including creating pop songs, drama skills, stage make up, costume and Easter arts. Also this term we have Move Your body and Buzz social club.

 Buzz creative arts projects and workshops 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, or to book a place on one of the projects or workshops, please call Maria Thelwell on 0113 245 5252 or email:

Click for Weekly Workshops - Pay as you go

For Tuesday Night Drama & Writers, " the Brand new!" Thursday Night Visual Arts and Friday Night Music.  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.  


Click for PROJECTS - Book in advance

From Graffiti art to song writing and this term we have 2 exciting Theatre Days to run alongside Of Mice and Men and Refugee Boy. As well as Master classes with Actor Everal A Walsh and WYP's Artistic Director James Brining.


For these projects you need to be able to attend all dates.You must book in advancethrough our Box Office on 0113 213 7700,and be able to come for all the dates listed.

Click for other activities

including Arts Award Surgeries, Friendly Faces and alternative provision.


About us

First Floor is close to West Yorkshire Playhouse. It is opposite BBC Yorkshire, next door to Yorkshire Dance and directly above The Wardrobe Bar & Jazz Club. Look for the bright red door!


First Floor aims to be accessible to everyone. We have lift access and entry is from the street via a buzzer. We have a disabled toilet and a changing bed. A hearing loop is in place at Reception. There is a Changing Places toilet in the main West Yorkshire Playhouse building.


If you require one to one support, please bring a Personal Assistant or carer with you.


We can sometimes help you pay to take part in Projects or Weekly Workshops, or we can help you get to First Floor, but you need to contact us to discuss this.

 Contact us

For more information about First Floor or any of our activities, please contact the team. First Floor is open Tuesday to Saturday (Monday to Friday during the holidays).


Online  (click 'Join In')                           First Floor

Email                                       6 St Peter's Building

Call                0113 245 5252                                           St Peter's Square

Text               07595 082045                                             LeedsLS9 8AH


How to book

To book a place on the projects listed in this leaflet, callWest YorkshirePlayhouse Box Officeon0113 213 7700. To book a Buzz project, please contact Maria at First Floor on 0113 245 5252.









Staff great at giving shy young people encouragement to join in. Cheers.
First Floor Participant


First Floor is 5!


Saturday 18 January 2014, 11.00am - 2.00pm

Free taster sessions and party hats!  All welcome.



Get in touch


Call: 0113 245 5252

Text: 07595 082045

First Floor
6 St Peter's Building
St Peter's Square

Walk from the Playhouse