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  • Free Stage School Open Days April 2024
  • 1 Mar 2024
  • Love Performing Arts? Join Us in April for our Free Open Day! We love all things Performing Arts so if you or someone you know has been Singing, Acting and Performing throughout the Christmas Holidays, why not make 2024 the year to Shine, Show Us Your Talent and Perform come and Join Us for our FREE Open Day this New Term on Saturday 13th April 2024 our Oulton, South Leeds Stage School is held at Oulton Primary School on Saturday's 10am - 1pm or try our afternoon classes at our Boston Spa, Wetherby Stage School at Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street, Boston Spa Saturday's from  2pm - 5pm  - Can't make our Open Days? Don't worry you can pre-book a Free Trial for a different date Online Click Here to Register your Free place today!


    Contact us to arrange a place at our free Open Day or come with an existing student of Big Red Curtain if you are unable to make our open day contact us for a free no obligation trial on 01132 822186 or 07977 235331 alternatively you can email us for more information.

  • Casting News
  • 8 Jun 2019
  • There's a few familiar Big Red Curtain Students faces on TV this summer! Congratulations to Big Red Curtain Student, Bridget who is featured in the new Shell Energy Marketing Campaign across TV, Social Media, Internet and Radio. Some of our older students may also recognise a former student who has recently graduated Bird College and is currently featured in the Boots Summer TV Advert, Congratulations Monique!

    Big Red Curtain Stage School Students are featured in our Casting Agency as part of our Stage School Fees, for more information about our Casting Agency and Stage School click Contact Us.












  • New Early Years Classes
  • 1 Mar 2022
  • Due to popular demand we are opening two new Early Years Classes, one in Oulton, South Leeds and one in Boston Spa near Wetherby, North Leeds  Our New Oulton Early Years classes will be held on Saturday Morning's during term time between 9am and 10:15am at our Oulton, South Leeds Stage School and Our Boston Spa Classes will be held on Saturday afternoon's between 2pm and 3:15pm at our Boston Spa, Wetherby Stage School you can Read More about our Early Years Classes by clicking here or Contact Us to book a place. 

  • 2019 Pantomimes
  • 9 Nov 2019
  • We're pleased to announce our 2019 Pantomimes Our Wakefield School is performing Scrooge with a Twist at Royds School on Saturday 7th December 2019 at 1:30pm, our Boston Spa school is performing The Wizard of Oz Pantomime at Boston Spa Village Hall on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 2pm, Our Oulton School is performing Robin Hood at Royds School on Saturday 15th December 2019 at 1pm. For more information please visit the Pantomimes page or Contact Us for Tickets.

  • COVID19 - Schools Closure
  • 19 Mar 2020
  • Following Government Advice we have been forced to suspend all of our Stage Schools and Show Rehearsals during the current Coronavirus / COVID19 Pandemic. We are working hard to provide some online activities for our students with the aim of keeping everyone creative and both physically and mentally active during these unprecedented times, Resources will include Choreography Videos, Vocal Exercises, Drama Activities and Rehearsal Materials all of which will be made directly available to students via an online portal (details will be sent to students soon). We will be encouraging online student/teacher communication via a series of Self Tape Drama exercises which students can send directly to us so we can provide feedback with the eventual goal of forming part of a Showreel for Casting purposes. We have also been liaising with Trinity College London to begin trials of potential Online Examinations, some of our exam students would be invited to take part in the initial phase of these trials. During this unplanned break we will also be implementing our new Casting Agency Website and will be rolling out access to our students in the coming weeks!

    We hope that everyone keeps Safe and Healthy and stays Creative!

    Brenda and The Big Red Curtain Team x



  • Alternative Venues
  • 31 Aug 2020
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions various High Schools have decided not to allow external groups to hire their facilities and as a result we have had to move our school based venues at Oulton, Leeds and Horbury, Wakefield to nearby village halls until such a time the schools/government allow us to return. Classes at the new venues will remain at the same time and we have chosen venues as close to the original venue as possible view our School Locations for updated venues Oulton, Leeds Stage School and Wakefield, Horbury Stage School Our Boston Spa, Wetherby Stage School remains at the same location.

  • Welcome Back
  • 21 Aug 2020
  • We are pleased to Welcome Everyone Back after Lockdown!

    It's been a difficult 5months for the Performing Arts Industry but we are pleased to be allowed to re-open in time for the new September Term and can't wait to invite new and existing students to Join our Classes! We have taken every precaution to reopen and operate within Government Guidelines to provide a Covid Secure Environment and have provided parents and students with a digital copy of our Risk Assessment. Things will be a little different when we return but we can't wait to get back to performing and seeing everyone in person!

  • Trinity Champion Centre 2020-2021
  • 2 Mar 2020
  • Big Red Curtain has been awarded Trinity Champion Centre status for 2020-2021


     We are pleased to have been awarded Trinity Champion Centre status for 2020 - 2021!

    For more information please visit:

    Trinity College London is our preferred Examination Board providing our students access to internationally recognised qualifications with higher grades carrying accredited UCAS points which can support applications for University and Conservatoire places. Big Red Curtain has been a Registered Private Examination Centre for Trinity College London for nearly a decade and our students value the opportunity to take Exams to verify their hard work and have the knowledge that they can continue their training even after completing Grade 8 by undertaking ATCL (Associate) and LTCL (Licentiate) Diplomas the equivalent of the first and final year respectively of an Undergraduate Degree.

  • Free Stage School Trial
  • 12 Aug 2021
  • Come and Show Us Your Talent! It's time to get back to what we love doing best Performing! Arrange a Free No Obligation Trial Online Now and Join Us on a Saturday in Term Time to suit you available at all of our Stage School Locations Click Here to Register your Free place today!

  • Congratulations Monique - Student Success
  • 19 Jan 2023
  • Congratulations to former student Monique Ashe-Palmer who is currently performing a in Six! the Musical on the West End!

    Six! The Musical Cast 2022

  • Alice In Wonderland 2022 Pantomime
  • 4 Nov 2022
  • We are pleased to announce our annual pantomime returns this December (our first Live Pantomime since Covid19)! This year we will be performing Alice in Wonderland at Boston Spa Village Hall on Sunday 4th December with a Mattinee performance at 1:30pm and evening performance at 6pm.  Contact Us to book tickets. Click Here for More Information!

  • Adult Music Theatre and Drama Boston Spa
  • 11 Jan 2023
  • Adult Music Theatre and Drama Classes coming to Boston Spa in 2024, if you enjoy Singing, Drama and Performing join us for our Adult Classes no experience necessary, Our Adult Music Theatre, Drama and Performance classes for adults 18yrs+ are opening in Boston Spa in September for more information go to our Adult Classes Page or Register your Interest here

  • Summer Holiday Clubs 2024
  • 8 Jan 2024
  • We're pleased to announce our 2024 Summer Clubs! We're finally able to return to providing our popular Week Long Musical Workshops to everybody after the Pandemic and this year we will be holding the following:-

    Matilda Workshop at Manor CE Academy in York on 5th - 9th August 2024, A devised workshop based on the book, film and musical.

    Mamma Mia Workshop at Boston Spa Village Hall in Boston Spa, Wetherby on 12th -16th August 2024, A devised workshop based on the Music of ABBA!

    View our Upcoming Workshop Page for More Information