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Applause Theatre School

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  1. We cover various aspects of theatre including role-play, improvisation, musical theatre, dance, singing, script work, speaking and listening skills. We actively encourage creativity and use of the imagination, whilst aiming to develop confidence, self expression and life skills. Classes take place in a workshop environment with an informal atmosphere, which we feel will help promote confidence while allowing flexibility and growth.

    In Kirklees there are classes at Birkenshaw Community Hall, St Pauls Church. Please ring or see our website for more details.

    We also run classes in Baildon and Clayton.


Amanda Harris
07711 955950

Organisation last updated

  1. 22 June 2020

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  1. Birkenshaw Community Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2DR
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet


  1. Dramarama opened in September 2002. The classes started at Birkenshaw and soon proved so popular that another branch opened in Baildon in May 2003. Then came a third in Clayton, in November 2003. Dramarama has now expanded and is run under the umbrella name of Applause Theatre School.

    I have over 30 years experience in the field of performing arts. Starting out in school productions and the Girl Guides, I joined the Bradford Youth Players at 17 and stayed for 23 years! I was a playing member for 11 years before gaining a Communication Arts degree. I then returned to BYP as a trainee youth leader, eventually becoming Leader/Director of the junior section.

    I receive regular requests to run workshops in schools and for NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association). I also spent two summers while at university, at Camp Wekeela, Maine, USA, teaching young people musical theatre.

    For 2 years I was a part time lecturer in Drama teaching adults at Bradford College.

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