Upstagers Academy

About Upstagers Academy

Upstagers has been providing a creative outlet for youngsters in Ilkley and the surrounding district for over thirty years. Our theatre classes are incredibly important to us, and we believe Upstagers Academy offers more benefits and opportunities than ever before. We’ve brought a number of new, incredibly talented people on board with a wealth of experience and new ideas. We’re combining this with the young creative talent behind our recent and future Upstagers Theatre shows to bring you a tremendous team of teachers to provide fulfilling, fun, and beneficial classes to our next generation of Upstagers stars.

Our participants 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 are proud that a number of of Upstagers alumni have created successful careers in theatre and other forms of acting, and we look to build on this in the future.

Classes are available for six year olds up to young adults. All classes take place at 'The Barn', (Upstagers' home) opposite Ilkley railway station.

You can use the filter categories below to show classes of interest, for example clicking 'Singing' shows all our singing classes, 'Wednesday' shows our Wednesday classes etc. Several of our teachers have biographies, just click their name buttons to view them.
Monday,Singing

Choral Singing

Ages 6-13

Monday, 18:30-19:30
Pay-per-term

£55 per 12 week term

Sally directed our Joseph Choir for our 2016 spring show, these sessions proved so wildly popular we brought Choral Singing classes to Upstagers Academy.

Enquiries: choiremail

Tuesday,Theatre

Theatre

Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Tuesday, 17:00-18:00
Pay-per-term

£55 per 12 week term

Our Theatre classes are run by George Scaife, star of many Upstagers shows and pantomime villain extraordinaire!

Enquiries: georgeemail

Tuesday,Theatre

Theatre

Ages 11-14 (KS3)

Tuesday, 18:00-19:00
Pay-per-term

£55 per 12 week term

Our Theatre classes are run by George Scaife, star of many Upstagers shows and pantomime villain extraordinaire!

Enquiries: georgeemail

Wednesday,Performance

Performance

Ages 9-12

Wednesday, 18:00-19:30
Pay-per-term

£65 per 12 week term

By audition only

We are delighted to have Tracie Booth on board as our Upstagers Academy Programme Coordinator. Tracie has a tremendous wealth of experience in teaching drama and is loves helping mould our next generation of Upstagers stars!

Enquiries: tracieemail

Wednesday,Performance

Performance

Ages 12-16

Wednesday, 19:30-21:00
Pay-per-term

£65 per 12 week term

By audition only

We are delighted to have Tracie Booth on board as our Upstagers Academy Programme Coordinator. Tracie has a tremendous wealth of experience in teaching drama and is loves helping mould our next generation of Upstagers stars!

Enquiries: tracieemail

Wednesday,Drama,One-on-one

Drama

One-on-one tuition

Ages 12+

Wednesday, 19:00-19:30
Pay-per-lesson

We are offering private one-to-one sessions for students who may be preparing festival entries, Trinity exams, audition pieces, for drama exams or any other reason.

Places are limited, if you are interested please email Tracie.

Enquiries: tracieemail

Wednesday,Drama,One-on-one

Drama

One-on-one tuition

Ages 9-11

Wednesday, 19:30-20:00
Pay-per-lesson

We are offering private one-to-one sessions for students who may be preparing festival entries, Trinity exams, audition pieces, for drama exams or any other reason.

Places are limited, if you are interested please email Tracie.

Enquiries: tracieemail

Thursday,Singing,One-on-one

Singing

One-on-one tuition

Any age

Thursday, 16:00-19:00
Pay-per-lesson

30 mins individual lessons - £17
1 hour individual lessons - £26

We are excited to announce one-on-one singing tuition with Hannah Green! Hannah is an experienced singing teacher and a valued member of our Wednesday team.

30 & 60 minute sessions are available between 16:00 and 19:00 on Thursdays.

Places are limited, if you are interested please email Hannah.

Enquiries: hannahemail

Saturday,Drama

Drama

Ages 6-11

Saturday, 10:00-11:00
Pay-per-class

£3.50 per class

Our Drama class is run by George Scaife, star of many Upstagers shows and pantomime villain extraordinaire!

Enquiries: georgeemail

Term times

Upstagers Academy runs during local school term times, with breaks for the holidays and during certain Upstagers shows. We occasionally run special workshops during holiday periods, keep checking our web site and Facebook and Twitter feeds for details.

2017

Wednesday 6th September to Saturday 21st October.
Monday 30th October to Saturday 16th December.

2018

Monday 8th January to Saturday 10th February.
Monday 19th February to Thursday 29th March.
Monday 16th April to Saturday 26th May (no class on Monday 7th May).
Monday 4th June to Saturday 21st July.

Any and all changes to the above classes will be communicated via email and/or the teachers in the classes.