Do you live in or around Huddersfield  and does your child…

  • Love performing & dream of being on the West End stage, on TV or in film?
  • Want to learn how to act, sing and dance?
  • Want to meet & make friends with children who share their interests?

Does this sound like your child? Then Footlights Huddersfield is the right place for them.

Where we are: We’re based in HD3/HD4 the Venue will be confirmed very soon. 

Your child is welcome for a free trial at anytime, for more information please email or call Jayne on 07494 558 633 or Rebecca on 07847 486937

Class Times

3yrs – 4yrs @ 9.30am – 11am
5yrs – 6yrs @ 11.30am – 1pm
7yrs – 18yrs @ 9.45am – 1pm


Footlights Huddersfield is owned and ran by Jayne Doherty and Rebecca Fearnley. This exciting duo come with a wealth of experience! Jayne has been a parent of Footlights for 6 years, she is also on the Senior Leadership Team at Head Office as a specialist in delivering Internet Safety Workshops to schools, she is also a qualified Social worker, and being a mother of 6, she knows exactly the right mix of fun and education for your child. Rebecca has been teaching and directing at Footlights for seven years so she is no stranger to the magic created each Saturday morning! They both know what positive effect performing arts can have on a child  and are keen to help shape Huddersfield’s young actors, performers and stars of the future.

The Footlights Head Office is based at Media City in Manchester, just around the corner from the main hub of the BBC & ITV studios.  We we were established in 2005 by our founder Jo Fisher, a trained actor and teacher, and who continues to have a hands-on role across our stage schools. Read more about Footlights and our history here.

We have robust processes to keep your child safe; all of our staff have DBS status and a trained first aider is always on site at each of our venues. You can read and download our safeguarding policy here.

What to expect

During your child’s time at Footlights Huddersfield, our tutors will mentor them to help them realise their dreams of becoming a performer, by sharing their professional experiences, as well as facilitating and teaching performance techniques.

Footlights delivers quality performing arts training and our aim is to ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building their essential life skills and instilling confidence, whilst having lots of fun and meeting new friends. In addition to core performing arts skills, they will,

    • Have confidence when socialising and in nursery or school
    • Be encouraged to talk expressively in a structured, yet exciting forum
    • Be inspired when taking part in discussions
    • Be listened to when building skills in decision making
    • Always be working as part of a team

Their learning will give them the basics and arguably the most important components of the performing arts.

The younger the child is when they take up an activity or interest the better, as in the right environment and with the right teacher they underpin the foundation to their learning and will already have a head-start on their peers.

You will find the Footlights approach friendly and energetic. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and being an encouraging company for your child to thrive in acting, singing and dance. We have superb progression rates from our schools, with the majority of our young students going onto performing arts colleges and drama schools.

We know you want to find the right balance between ensuring your child gets a good performing arts education, has fun and at the same time keeps up with their important mainstream education. We understand this, so this is why our method to developing your child’s Acting, Singing and Dancing will complement their academic studies. Plus, at Footlights, your child will benefit from the opportunity to take internationally recognised examinations through LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).

There is also the option for students to audition for professional work in film, theatre and television through our talent our agency, Footlights Personal Management (our recent successes include Game of Thrones and the CBBC series ‘KATY’).

Book a free trial today at Footlights Huddersfield and see for yourself.

Want to know more? Why not take a look at our FAQ’s


Each summer, all of our children take part in a performance. It’s a full-scale show where parents/carers, family and friends can come and watch their progress.

The Autumn/Winter and Spring term schedules focus much more on skills and technique with a shorter informal presentation at Christmas.

The teaching teams provide written feedback each Easter, so you can track your child’s progress. We also practice an open door policy for anytime that you wish to discuss your child’s progress. You can use  this form to contact us, or speak to us directly.

We hope you enjoyed reading all about us and look forward to greeting you and your child at our school – just sign up here or message us



During Acting your child will learn improvisation, script reading, character analysis, explore new plays, learn about tv and film acting, all within a safe, fun environment. Acting class creates a place where your child can express themselves freely and we will ensure encourage them to be their best self, drawing on their existing skills and teaching them new ones so they can reach their full potential.
You will see their transformation when they perform twice a year, we also offer LAMDA qualifications in acting so you can track their progress.



In our singing classes, your child will learn how to warm up their vocal chords, how to use their bodies to create the best sound, they will learn breath control, how to support their voice and how to sustain it. We’ll train them to sing in harmonies, a group as well, or in a duet. They will learn about composers from Musical Theatre, as well as sing pop songs. In class, we also encourage them to sight read and recognise terminology. All this is done in a safe environment where they will learn to relax so the voice can sing – we can’t wait to hear them!



Our dance tutor aims to teach your child brand new skills in dance, commercial, ballet, street and of course musical theatre. Their passion and drive will keep your child engaged and develop their excitement even further in the art of dance. Your child will work on timing, precision and technique as well as choreography, we will tailor her lesson to the groups skill set, so if your child is a little more advanced we will challenge them and if your child is brand new they will be set short term achievable goals to inspire them.

TINY'S (3yrs-6yrs)

TINY'S (3yrs-6yrs)

All our tutors have extensive in experience both in the performing arts sector and education.
In Tiny’s your child is taught acting, singing and dance in bite-size chunks, so that they can grasp the techniques easier, have fun and develop a love for the arts from a young age.
The Tiny’s concept is to prepare your child for main school. By the time that they leave the Tiny’s group, your child will be ahead of most 7 year olds who are new to performing arts. Our passion to teach will bring your child’s confidence to life.

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.

Maria Montessori

What are you waiting for?

Your child is welcome for a free trial at anytime, for more information please email or call Jayne on 07494 558 633 or Rebecca on 07847 486937