Theatre in Education

We’re a small theatre company who create and perform plays that look honestly at real life, and like real life the plays are funny, serious, complicated, with no goodies or baddies, and they don’t have a simple ending. Then we run workshops where groups can use the play characters and story to talk safely about difficult issues that are important to them. We’ve been performing to groups in Leeds for nearly 50 years and we’ve been a registered charity since 1996.

We offer plays and workshops to schools and community groups, including parents’ groups, youth groups, at-risk families, supported tenants, young and adult offenders. We work with groups in their own space and our programmes can last from half-day to 5 days depending on needs of groups. In longer programmes we help groups to create & perform their own play. We reach groups through their support organisations e.g. school, youth club, approved premises, Y.O.T., wellbeing projects, etc. who host the sessions.

“Every scene left it to your imagination … it amazed me how well I’ve worked with people I didn’t know. I’m normally a bit shy but I got straight into it … it’s been one of the best groups I’ve worked in … it’s been a good experience.”

We are part of Arts Together because we don’t know enough about the different arts experiences on offer to Leeds people who don’t normally access the arts. And we want them to know about us. We believe it’s important to share ideas, knowledge and experience to improve the artistic & social life and the wellbeing of our communities.


Leeds Theatre in Education Company
c/o Parklands Primary School
Dufton Approach
LS14 6ED

Tel: 0113 264 9657
Email: [email protected]

People you may meet

  • Paul Swift

    I write the plays, direct and act in them! And run the workshops with the other actors. I didn’t see a play till I was 15 and I was taken to the Alhambra in Bradford. We were sitting in the gods and it was so steep I felt like I was going to fall onto the stage. I’ve been drawn to the stage ever since!

  • Annalyn Bhanji

    I book the programmes and like chatting to teachers and others before we work with their groups. I organise monitoring and evaluation. I was one of our full-time actor-teachers and love it best when I can join in with the creative work.