The Wharfedale Festival of Theatre exists to promote, celebrate and encourage good amateur theatre in the area, and is a friendly festival with a unique "community" feel, open to amateur dramatic and operatic societies and youth and schools groups.

Musicals (Schools and Youth)

Entries for the 2016-2017 Festival opened on 10 July 2016 and are listed here in chronological order by performance date as soon as they are received. 

Wizard of Oz  

Northern Youth Theatre
27-29 October 2016
John Godber Theatre, New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4QR
7.30 pm (matinee 2 pm)
Tickets from 07746913876

Jungle Book Kids
Into The Woods
(Junior version) 

Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society (juniors)
9-12 November 2016
King's Hall, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB
9-11 November: 7.15 pm' 12 November: 1.30 and 5.30 pm
Tickets from 07763816611


Bradford Girls Grammar School
24-25 November 2017
Bradford Girls Grammar School, Squire Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RB
6.30 PM
Tickets from 01274-545395

Les Miserables   

Leeds Youth Opera
8-11 February 2017
The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
Time tba
Tickets from 0113-2664414

The Wiz 

Leeds West Academy
1-3 March 2017
Leeds West Academy, Intake Lane, Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1DQ
7.30 pm
Tickets from 0113-23385612

Les Miserables  

St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College
8-10 March 2017
Our Lady's Hall, St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College, Cunliffe Road, Bradford, BD8 7AP
Tickets from 07763816611





If you would like further information about how the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre works or want simply to have a chat about what entry to the Festival means, please telephone the Festival Secretary, Mrs Pat Riley, on 0113 2300312 or e-mail her on