An Exciting And Educational Platform For Musical Theatre Performance.

Yorkshire Theatre Arts provides an enjoyable and educational platform for performers to learn and express themselves through theatrical performance. We consistently strive for a high level of performance both in rehearsal and on stage. Students are engaged at all times and rehearsals are diverse, exciting and facilitate continuous development in drama, singing, dance, and performance.

Yorkshire Theatre Arts

Formed in 2014, Yorkshire Theatre Arts provides children with a space and guidance to learn and express themselves through theatrical performance. Led by fully DBS checked, formally trained, industry professionals, our students learn the fundamentals through to the finer points of musical theatre performance as we work towards our many shows and events a year. Previous students have now gone on to train in Drama and performing arts in award winning universities and colleges across the UK.

Our aim is to provide all children between the ages of 8 and 18 with an enjoyable and educational platform for performing musical theatre. We constantly strive for a high level of performance both in rehearsal and on stage and our members are engaged with diverse rehearsals  allowing them to express themselves not only through choreography or learnt lines, but through performance as a whole. We offer children the chance to develop their skills in singing, acting and dance as well as building their confidence and stage presence, performance techniques, and allowing them to access a deeper understanding of how to perform through enjoyment of the art.


Jessica Ward

Jess is a musical director, pianist and instrumental teacher. She studied an undergraduate degree in music and maths at the University of Leeds followed by a postgraduate in musical composition. Following university, Jess began her career as a freelance musician alongside part time work programming and running the University of Leeds International Concert Series. She has trained and worked with a number of West End performers and musical directors, worked for Opera North and performs for Lost Chord. Jess frequently accompanies and prepares students for instrumental, vocal and musical theatre exams. She has musically directed many musical productions and operas for a variety of Yorkshire based companies, and leads two choirs in West Yorkshire.


Richard Shingleton

Richard graduated with a first class honours degree in drama from the University of Huddersfield, specialising in directing and performance. Richard has taken part in a number of drama based workshops and masterclasses across the country, and has trained and performed with current West End actors. Richard is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and musical theatre dance. He has performed lead roles in a variety of theatrical productions for many Yorkshire and University based companies, and attends two choirs in West Yorkshire.