So... what would you like to know?

We are a Yorkshire-based youth theatre group founded in 1987. We typically put on three main shows a year - a pantomime, a spring show and a summer show. We are a registered charity run by a great team of hard-working volunteers.
We’re based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, in the north of England. Our HQ (‘The Barn’) is our main meeting place, rehearsal space, costume store, scenery store, workshop, offices etc etc. ‘The Barn’ is located opposite Ilkley’s railway station.
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Most of our shows are performed at Ilkley’s King’s Hall.

Of course you can! We welcome the involvement of anyone who is enthusiastic and motivated. The majority of our performing roles are for those aged 25 and under, but there are occasional exceptions.
We do indeed! See our Upstagers Academy page for details.
A lot of our shows involve dance, but we don’t run specific dance classes, though our Tuesday evening Upstagers Academy classes are largely dance centred.

If you are looking for pure dance classes, we have close ties with Maureen Williams’ School of Dance which is also based in Ilkley, and Starlight Academy in Guiseley and would highly recommend their classes.
Upstagers have a huge array of wonderful costumes for hire for fancy dress, theatrical productions etc. at reasonable rates. Contact ObscureMainEmail.
We are a charity and are run by a group of volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer to help we’d love to hear from you, but I'm afraid we can't offer you paid employment.
When we need to cast parts! OK, seriously… we post audition information in the local newspapers, on this website, on Facebook and on Twitter, so if you ‘follow’ or ‘like’ us there you shouldn’t miss out!
Easy, just visit our box office page, all the information is there,
Yes, we're on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter! We also have a YouTube channel and The Upstagers Barn is on Foursquare. See the links at the bottom of the page.
We are planning to open an online Upstagers store selling Upstagers clothing soon. Stay tuned!
Yes please! We are very grateful for all the help we can get - Upstagers wouldn’t exist without the kindness and hard work of our ‘Upstagers family’. If you’d like to donate time, expertise or money to Upstagers, or would like to advertise in our show programmes, then please email ObscureMainEmail.
We’re very proud of the accomplishments of all our Upstagers, past and present, but we’re afraid we cannot pass on any correspondence to them. Sorry!