Welcome to Scala!

Scala School of Performing Arts was established by School Principal Lynne Walker over 40 years ago, and together with our dedicated team of professional tutors continues to provide a solid grounding in the Performing Arts for hundreds of talented children.

Our classes offer a variety of choices to suit all talents from two year olds and beginners to the ever-popular Student classes.  Our tutors are all industry professionals and ensure that our children are fully conversant with the current techniques and understand the art of auditioning both for theatre and film, while ensuring the classes are structured yet enjoyable.

Free Auditions - Before joining Scala all children need to audition for a place in the school. So, if you think your child has got what it takes to be a Scalakid - call us during office hours to arrange an appointment.

  • Drama - classes cover a wide range of styles including Theatre and TV techniques, script work, mime, physical and improvisation.
  • Dance - includes jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre.
  • Street and Break Dance – these classes teach all the latest moves and are lots of fun.
  • Scala Tiddlers - A fun but structured 30 minute musical theatre class for 2 - 3 year olds
  • Singing - We offer small group singing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Dave Collins. These lessons are for children who want to develop their vocal quality and technique with a qualified and experienced singing teacher.
  • Voice Coach - full professional coaching is available from our top qualified teacher/performer Christopher Haddock (Thursday only).

"He is loving the classes, always looks forward to going,
 and skips into the building each week. It's nice to see him
 excited about something other than Minecraft!"


Senior students have a high pass rate into top London Theatre schools and dance/drama colleges, with pupils successfully auditioning for Urdang Academy Laine Arts, LIPA, Arts Educational, Italia Conti, Sylvia Young, Mountview, RADA, Doreen Bird, Northern Contemporary Central, ALRA, and Millennium.

Classes are held at our studios in Horsforth near Leeds from 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 09:30 on Saturday mornings.

Scala Kids Casting, the schools agency has a reputation nation-wide for providing first class, well disciplined children for film and TV. Our children regularly appear in feature films, TV programmes and commercials, with several becoming regular members of some of the country's top TV shows.

How to contact us

Office: Tel: 0113 2506823 (Office hours only/ thereafter an answering machine)

Studio: Tel: 0113 2586527 (During class times)

Email: office@scalakids.com