IDLE theatre school Stage 84 is giving youngsters the chance to tread the boards this summer.

More than 50 children aged six to 11 have this week been attending a a junior performing arts summer school called Movie Musical Mashup, offering tuition in singing, dancing, acting and general performance skills and stage craft, taught by professional tutors.

The workshops and classes culminated in two performances for family and friends today.

Over coming weeks there will be one more summer school, called Prepare, Perfect, Perform. Enrolment has now closed but for more about performing arts tuition call (01274) 611984 or email

Stage 84 this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary with no fewer than five productions.

They include a junior production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland which will run at Beckfoot School in October then popular musical Grease, running at Yeadon Town Hall from November 19 to 22.