BYP is unique, being the only youth club in West Yorkshire which specialises in delivering all of its youth work through the performing arts. We combine the best bits of a theatre school and an amateur dramatics group in a youth club setting.

About BYP

Originating from a drama group at Canterbury Avenue Youth Centre, Bradford Youth Players (BYP) was formed in 1975 and staged its first production the following year. BYP welcomes any young person between from age 10 to young adult who is interested in the performing arts, with members given the opportunity to learn and perform drama, music and dance techniques as well as technical stage crafts associated with dramatic and theatrical performances. In March 2004 the Friends of Bradford Youth Players became a registered charity, number 1102702, running youth clubs under the name of Bradford Youth Players.

BYP is commissioned by Bradford Council to run performing arts activities for young people in a 'downtown' area of Bradford; we carry out our commission from our base on the Girlington/Heaton border, in the city's Toller Ward. We are completely open-access, and our activities are available to all young people aged 7 to young adult, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, financial or social background, and we promote inclusivity through our events and activities. There is no entry audition or minimum standard required to join BYP, and any member who attends regularly and wishes to take to the stage will have the opportunity to do so.


Meeting Venue and Registered Address:

Little Lane Church Community Hall
Little Lane (off Duckworth Lane),
Bradford, BD9 5HD

All BYP youth leaders and trustees can be contacted using email addresses structured in the following way:

For individual groups please contact the appropriate youth leader. See Join BYP.

To book tickets please go use our Online Booking centre where you can use credit and debit cards or PayPal. For ticket enquiries, please email our ticketline, or contact the relevant group leader.

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For all website enquiries please contact the Webmaster


Bradford Youth Players run all of our weekly activities from Little Lane Church Community Hall, Little Lane (off Duckworth Lane), Bradford, BD9 5HD. The venue is on Little Lane just by the Duckworth Lane Co-op store, and is along the road from the Bradford Royal Infirmary (details of bus routes and times to the venue can be found below).

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Buses to BYP

617/618: Holme Wood – Bradford Interchange – BYP – BRI – Allerton

620/621: Bierley – Dudley Hill – Bradford Interchange – Lumb Lane – Toller Lane (BYP) – Haworth Rd

629: Bingley – Cottingley – Howarth Road – BRI – BYP – Heaton – Frizinghall – Shipley


680: Bradford Interchange – Manningham – Heaton – BYP – Lidget Green – Smiddles Lane

Timetables can be downloaded by clicking on the bus route numbers given here. Where available, route maps are accessed by clicking on the word 'route' at the end of each line of information.


Driving to BYP

BYP is very near to the Bradford Royal Infirmary, and Little Lane (which is a one-way road) is accessed from Duckworth Lane. There is a small car park at Little Lane, and further parking can be found off nearby Toller Lane and on other roads at the top of Little Lane.

Please note Little Lane itself is a resident-only parking area, and the Co-Op car park is for store users only.

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