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 7 to 18 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 Bradford; we carry out our commission from our base in the city center. We are completely open-access, and our activities are available to all young people aged 7 to 18, 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:

Fountains Church, 1 Glydegate, Bradford, BD5 0BQ, what3words for the entrance: ///jobs.port.trial

All BYP youth leaders and trustees can be contacted using email addresses structured in the following format: forename.surname@bradfordyouthplayers.co.uk.

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.

All press and media enquiries should be sent info@bradfordyouthplayers.co.uk.

To join our mailing list email info@bradfordyouthplayers.co.uk.

For all website enquiries please contact the Webmaster


Bradford Youth Players run all of our weekly activities from Fountains Church, 1 Glydegate, Bradford, BD5 0BQ. 

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