• Upstagers logo

    Welcome to Upstagers!

  • Robin Hood logo

    Thanks for supporting our merriest pantomime ever, the swashbuckling ROBIN HOOD!

    26th January to 3rd February at Ilkley's King's Hall

  • 10th to 13th July at Ilkley's King's Hall

  • Robin Hood logo

    Thanks for supporting our merriest pantomime ever, the swashbuckling ROBIN HOOD!

    26th January to 3rd February at Ilkley's King's Hall

Upstagers Academy

Upstagers has been providing a creative outlet for youngsters in the Ilkley area for over thirty-five years. We have a great team of teachers providing fulfilling, fun and beneficial classes to our next generation of Upstagers stars. Our students get the most out of their experience by building confidence and developing communication skills, whilst also having a lot of fun and meeting new friends. We're proud that many Upstagers alumni have created successful careers in theatre and other forms of performance.

Classes are available for six year olds up to young adults and take place at the Upstagers Barn opposite Ilkley railway station.

Click the button below to visit our Upstagers Academy mini-site.

  • Upstagers Academy
  • Academy show 2019
  • Academy show 2021

Box Office

We partner with TicketSource for our box office. Click the button below to choose your seats and pay using your credit or debit card. You can print your tickets at home or have them posted to you for an additional fee. Alternatively call 0333 666 33 66, available weekdays 9am to 7pm (excluding bank holidays) and Saturday 9am to 5pm. This is a local rate number.

For group bookings or for bookings where there are special access needs (i.e wheelchairs) or for any pre-sale or other enquiries, please email our local box office at boxoffice@upstagers.org.uk.

If you have any issues with your booking just email boxoffice@upstagers.org.uk and we'll do our best to help.

  • Box office
  • Theatre seating

About Us

Upstagers is a youth theatre group based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. We typically put on two main shows a year - a pantomime in late January and a musical summer show in mid July. Our performers tend to be aged 6 to 25(ish). In addition to our shows, we also run classes in Drama, Singing and Performance through our Upstagers Academy, which are all run at our home at the Upstagers Barn in Ilkley (opposite Ilkley station).

We are also a registered charity (no. 1041989) run by a great team of hard-working volunteers. As a charity, we rely on the hard work of the volunteers in our amazing Upstagers family, so don't tend to offer paid work, but we welcome any offers of help. All our income goes into the running of our premises, Academy classes and shows. If you would like to donate to our charity then please click the link below and thank you so much!


Upstagers is a charity with the stated aim of promoting the performing arts in the local area, particularly to the younger generation. This would be impossible without a team of volunteers, our Upstagers family, who give their time and energy, and without whom Upstagers would not be the success that it has been over the last 35+ years. However, it also costs money to keep our building running and to put on theatrical productions.

If you'd like to volunteer to help then please email us at upstagers@upstagers.org.uk and if you are would like to make a charitable donation you can do so by clicking the button below. We are very grateful for any and all support.

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