Weekly Clubs and Activities Ages 5-12 Years Ryedale

Drama & Theatre

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts
The Former Police Cells, 2 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS
Phone:01845 522570
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Tuesday       6 – 9 years    4.00 – 4.50pm at the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

For some drama is a hobby whilst others aspire for a career in the arts. Whatever your child desires Audrie will inspire confidence, build self-esteem, encourage communication and teach acting skills that can stay with your child forever. Classes are fun, challenging and taught with integrity.  Students will develop drama games, performance skills, script work and improvisation .

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044

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Frenzy Youth Theatre

Join us for your FREE Trial & Enjoy 15% discount off your first half term! 

Each class is fun filled and action packed with lots of games, speech work, devising and scripted work.  Youngsters are enabled to role play, practise improvisation and storytelling. Every session has a theme such as Roald Dahl or Fairytales and all the games, skills, activities and theatre making are linked to that theme.  The lesson follows the same format every week so youngsters know what to expect.  

Tuesday 5pm – 6pm Easingwold Methodist Church, Easingwold

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm Butterflies Dance & Performing Arts, Thirsk 

Booking link here
Contact; Shawna Mitchinson; 07496 727144 / york@frenzyyouththeatre.co.uk

1812 Youth Theatre & Tykes

Helmsley Arts Centre

1812 Theatre Tykes is for budding young performers aged 5-8yrs! Join Natasha for classes which are designed to be fun, energetic and engaging with a view to performing and sharing what has been learnt. Performance and drama is invaluable for encouraging communication, confidence, creativity, initiative, independance and collaboration.
Cost: £45 per term
Tuesday 4-5pm
Contact Natasha Jones on 01439 772112

The 1812 Youth Theatre Company meets weekly in term time to take part in workshops, or rehearsals for productions, or to devise projects. Members are encouraged  to develop their acting skills, to learn about the technical and ‘backstage’ aspects of theatre and to explore new ideas.
Membership is open to anyone aged 9 to 18 and costs £45 per term.
There are about 50 in the Company, divided into two age groups.
Tuesday 6-8pm –  13-18 Years       
Wednesday-5-6:30pm –  9-12 Years
Contact Natasha Jones on 01439 772112

Ampleforth Youth Theatre


Pre-School 9am – 10am Age 3 – 5.
Lessons include elements of singing, dancing and acting through imaginative movement and storytelling.

Main School Class 10.15am – 12.45pm Age 6 – 16
Training in three different disciplines of drama, music and dance, with the opportunity to participate in performances.

For further information:
01439 766738
Ampleforth Youth Theatre, Ampleforth College, York YO62 4ER

Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre

Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Drama, singing, piano, Let’s pretend, Baby bop, Gymnastics, Adult classes in Ballet & Silver Swans, Golden Gliders, Tap, Dance for Parkinson’s

Timetable according to age an ability. There is something for everyone.

Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre, Horsemarket Road, Malton, YO17 7NB
Tel : 01653 693310

Mini Musical Theatre

Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am ages 4 – 6 years

We offer classes in Street, Gymnastics, Tap, Acro, Modern Jazz, Freestyle Jazz, Ballet (both RAD and IDTA), Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Drama, Speech & Drama, Private Singing lessons, Zumba and Pilates, toddler dance (Mini Movers) and toddler Gymnastic’s (Gym Beans).

Dance Expression. Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Rd, Norton, Malton, YO17 8EG
Phone 01653 691102 or 07849 865736

Musical Theatre

Monday       5 – 9 years    4.50 – 5.20pm

Monday       9 – 12 years  5.20 – 6.00pm

Want the triple threat? Then this all singing, all dancing, all acting class is the one for you!

​In this class pupil’s play drama games, enhance their vocal skills, learn songs and movement from their favourite West-end and Broadway shows such as Annie, Cats and Matilda.

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044


Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts

The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds.

Students spend 3 hours with us, rotating through hour long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers (Poppets class for the younger ages are shorter and last 90 minutes). Classes are held every weekend at:

Scarborough – Scarborough Sixth Form College, YO12 5LF (Sundays 9.45am – 1.00pm)
York – Huntington School, YO32 9WT (Saturdays 9.45am – 1.00pm and 1.45pm – 5.00pm)

For more information please call 07753 179070


Mondays at the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

Singing: 7 years plus 4.00pm – 4.45pm

Singing: 11 years plus   5.00pm – 5.45pm

The class focuses on a blend of healthy vocal technique, a broad range of repertoire and the sheer joy of singing in a group.

The importance of breathing and posture, listening for tuning and accuracy, and working in a team to bring the strongest sound and expression to material are all factors that are part of every lesson.

Sarah-Louise Ashworth School of Dance
07801 885044