Artists and Workshop Leaders for Summer Festival 2017

The Learning Team at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall are currently planning our Summer Festival 2017. We would like to invite artists and facilitators to contact us with an expression of interest & with ideas for one off artistic and performance workshops for ages 7-11 years and/or 12-15 years during the festival.

Overall aims and objectives of the workshops

  • To offer young people exciting & educational one-off artistic workshops
  • To allow young people to learn new skills
  • To offer activities that tie into our theatre’s heritage where possible

Role description

The facilitators will be required to lead either a full day (4 hours) or a half day (2 hours) artistic or performance workshop between 21st August to 1st September 2017 during our annual summer festival.

We welcome ideas from artists who can deliver workshops which celebrate the heritage of our buildings and which are inspired by the traditional variety performance which City Varieties Music Hall is famous for.

The learning team will support your session.


The fee for each workshop is £200 per half day session, to include planning time, resources and equipment necessary for the workshop.

Session Dates:

21st – 25th August

28th Aug – 1st Sept

Weekday sessions either 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm 


  • Experience of delivering engaging arts sessions with young people
  • Up to date DBS check
  • Ability to raise confidence levels so all feel supported to participate and achieve
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse through own arts practice

Expressions of Interest

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply by email to  with the following info:

  • Outline the workshop content and how you would deliver your workshop
  • Availability for the above dates
  • Your current CV
  • Any images that support your application (optional)

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Laura Cope on 0113 3917783 or email

Deadline for applications is Friday 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

Closing date: 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
Job type: 
United Kingdom