A free youth theatre for people aged 11-18 living in Park Ward, Halifax

Weekly drama sessions in Park Ward (Halifax) allowing local young people to have fun, develop confidence, make new friends and learn new skills through team building, self-expression and working together. Express yourself and perform on stage, working with amazing local artists. Beginners welcome!

Upcoming Taster Sessions

Monday 22 April
Monday 13 May
Monday 20 May

Ages 11 – 14
5pm – 6.30pm

Ages 15 – 18
6.30pm – 8pm

There is no need to book for a taster session, just arrive at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre on the day. Light snacks are available!

Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre


Take part in drama activities at our free taster sessions and help us to design a youth theatre for young people in Park Ward. Snacks and drinks available!

Kash Arshad Northern Broadsides

Kash Arshad

Youth Theatre Director
Kash is a theatre director based in Halifax. He is currently Associate Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Kash has always loved theatre.
He trained on the National Theatre Directors Course and has a passion for regional theatre, especially in the North. He has directed for companies and theatres such the Royal Exchange, Leeds Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, Freedom Studios, Chester Storyhouse and Theatre by the Lake. In 2021, his show 10 Nights by Shahid Iqbal Khan, a co-production with Graeae, Tamasha and the Bush Theatre, was nominated for an Olivier Award. He is an Associate Artist with National Youth Theatre and a Mentor Director for National Theatre Connections. 

Find us

Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre
Hanson Lane


Click the buttons below to read our FAQ’s for Park Youth Theatre. 

Where is Park Ward? How do I qualify to take part?

Park Ward is an area of North Halifax, West Yorkshire. Check if you are eligible by seeing if your home address falls within these boundaries.

Is it completely free?

Yes! The taster sessions are free, and if your child enrols in the youth theatre, it will be completely free to take part.

What do I need to bring to the taster session?

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes that you can move in easily and a bottle of water. That’s it! 

How can I be sure my child will be safe?

You can read Northern Broadsides’ Safeguarding Policy here. There will always be a Designated Safeguarding Officer in attendance and a First Aid trained Officer.

Is there a uniform?

No, everyone will wear their own clothes.

What will my child learn in your sessions?

Your child will have fun, develop confidence, make new friends and learn new skills through team building, self-expression and working together. 

Are there any auditions?

There are no auditions. 

How can I enrol my child in Park Youth Theatre?

Please complete our expression of interest form online, or complete a paper form after one of our taster sessions.

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