Theatre@41 isn't just about the shows. We're also home to a number of performing arts classes, covering different elements of acting, dance, singing and other theatre skills. We're delighted to welcome children, young people and adults from across York to develop skills, build confidence - and have fun!


Blaze Dance School

Blaze Dance York offers a mixture of street dance and commercial classes for ages 8 to adult. If interested please contact:, call 07916092261 or visit Blaze's Facebook page.

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Crafty Tales by Storycraft Theatre

Every Thursday at 10.00am, theatre-makers Janet-Emily Bruce and Cassie Vallance of Story Craft Theatre present their award-winning class, Crafty Tales, with autumn 2021’s theme being ‘Fairytales’


Each class begins with games, followed by craft making (all materials provided), an interactive adventure and the class finishes by reading the book together. 


Crafty Tales is aimed at 2-5 year olds, and helps to grow confidence, language and social skills, as your children discover a wider world through story. 


Cost: £6.50 per child (Babes in arms are free)


Visit Story Craft’s website to find out more and book your first class.

A child enjoys the crafting element of Crafty Tales by Story Craft Theatre

Musical Connections - The Monkgate Wellness Choir

Musical Connections run participatory music sessions and projects for older, isolated and vulnerable people in care and community settings across York. The Monkgate Wellness Choir, in partnership with York Medical Group, is for adults of all ages and abilities to take part in singing for enjoyment, health and wellbeing. No training is required and free transport is provided. Every Wednesday from 3.15pm - 4.30pm during term time and a £4 voluntary donation of £4 per session is requested.  Email or phone 01904 373011 to find out more..

Singing for Fun

If you've always wanted to sign with a choir or other signing group, but never knew where to start, then this is the class for you. Learn to sing as part of a group in a relaxed, friendly environment. Every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Contact for further details.

York Stage School

York Stage School exists to develop confidence and technique in performers of all ages and abilities. Specialising in Acting, Singing and Musical Theatre, the school is taught by fully trained industry professionals, lead by Principal Nik Briggs.


Through weekly term-time classes, short courses, master classes and holiday workshops, they aim to provide the training children and adults need to develop as actors, singers and overall performers.  


Visit York Stage School's website to see what classes are available and find the right one for you.

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