Current Projects

Community and Outreach

Square Chapel has been providing inclusive arts activities and opportunities for schools, children, young people and older people for over 12 years.

Our current programme is funded with a grant from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The main aim of our provision is to increase access to social and cultural opportunities for children, young people and older people in Calderdale.

All the current workshops and activities are listed in this section and places are limited for most workshops – please contact us first to register.

For further up-to-date information please check back here regularly, have a look at our What's On pages or contact Michaela O’Sullivan, Education and Outreach Manager, on 01422 353073 or email michaela@squarechapel.co.uk

Open Doors Schools Project

Open Door offers schools a diverse programme with heavily subsidised tickets to shows. Workshops, projects and resource packs are also available.

Open Door works with nurseries, infant, primary and secondary schools and colleges; it can also support schools who are doing Arts Award. If your school is interested in taking part, or you would like more information about what we offer, please contact Michaela O’Sullivan, Education and Outreach Manager, on 01422 353073 or email michaela@squarechapel.co.uk

If you are a theatre company with a production suitable for children or young people, and you are able to bring it to our venue, we would also like to hear from you!

The following shows are available to book for the Spring/Summer season:

 

Woyzeck by Scene Productions
Friday 7 March 1.30pm
Brand new adaptation of Georg Büchner’s play about the trauma of a soldier in WWI. For ages 14+
Tickets for schools £2.50
Find out more about this show

 

Isabel’s Well by Topsy Turvy Theatre
Wednesday 12 March 1.30pm
An imaginative tale with beautiful puppets and props. For ages 3 to 7
Tickets for schools £2.50
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Not Now, Bernard by Unicorn Theatre
Wednesday 19 March 10.30am & 1.30pm
Loved by children, monsters and adults for over 30 years, David McKee’s iconic picture book is vividly brought to life. For ages 3 to 6
Tickets for schools £2.50
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Private Peaceful by Calderdale Theatre School, Young Actors Company
Thursday 10 April 1.30pm & 7.30pm
A brilliant adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's moving story about a soldier in WWI. For ages 9+
Tickets for schools £2.50
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Velocity by Calderdale College
Thursday 12 June 1.30pm & 7pm
A fantastic showcase of dance by talented students from Calderdale College. For ages 10+
1.30pm for school groups only, tickets free
7pm performance tickets £6 & £4
Find out more about this show

 

Lolly, Pops and Circus Props by Artful Playground
Tuesday 1 July 10.30am & 1.30pm
Beautiful interactive storytelling performance with live musicians. For ages 3 to 7.
Tickets for schools £2.50
Find out more about this show

  

Street Dance

A photo of a member of Square Chapel's Streetdance CrewAged between 11 – 18yrs and passionate about dance – why not join our exciting streetdance crew: SC-Fusion? Fusing all the latest streetdance moves (break, popping, locking, b-boying, tutting and krump) with exciting choreography, our talented dance tutors will be on hand to offer expert guidance and tuition.

SC-Fusion is a really fun, inclusive and inspiring dance group and there are additional opportunities to perform at Halifax Festival and other events.

Classes are held in our fantastic auditorium with a fully sprung floor and the group welcomes new members – give it a go!

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Youth Theatre

Saturday mornings: 5 – 7yrs 10am – 11am
and 8 – 12yrs 11am – 12.30pm

Held in our auditorium with a fully sprung floor and full theatre lighting, these popular classes introduce children to the magic of professional theatre.

Whilst encouraging learning; our tutor Lauren makes these sessions fun and exciting. There are opportunities to try new things, learn new skills, and to develop an understanding of how to be a really good young actor.

Great for building confidence and developing social skills!  These workshops are extremely popular – all places must be booked in advance by contacting the outreach team.

Click here for dates and prices for Youth Theatre 5-7 yr olds

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SCART: Youth Art Workshops

Saturdays 10am – 12pm
For young people aged 11 – 16yrs

Led by dynamic artist and teacher, Sarah Terry, these fun and lively art classes are really popular.

Budding artists can develop their skills using a range of media and techniques, including collage, printmaking, painting, graffiti and much more.

Materials and refreshments are included. Places are limited – please book in advance by contacting the outreach team.

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Square Circle

Mondays 1.30pm - 4pm

Tickets: £4.00 per session full price/£2.50 for people in receipt of pension credit, income support or disability benefit.

Weaving, painting or calligraphy are on offer through these popular workshops for people over 50.  Sessions are led by professional artists and all materials and refreshments are provided.

Square Circle provides a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people – why not come along and get involved?  These sessions are very popular – please pre-book to avoid disappointment.

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Afternoon Dance

Monthly dances, Mondays 1.30 - 4pm

Join us in our wonderfully atmospheric auditorium for this monthly Afternoon Dance for the over 50’s.

Enjoy sequence and ballroom dancing with a great teacher on hand to help you brush up your steps. Make new friends, get your feet moving or just come along and watch – everyone is welcome!  Refreshments are also included in the admission price.

We also offer free workshops preceding most of the dances, where you can improve your skills and learn all the latest steps from our highly skilled tutor,  Andrea Wortley. Please enquire when booking.

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Over 50s Creative Writing Classes

Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Have you a tale to tell? What is the strangest or most exciting thing that’s happened to you? Would you like to turn your ideas into stories or poems? Come and have fun with words and meet new people by joining this supportive creative writing group.

We welcome anyone who would like to develop their writing skills in this fun, sociable and non-academic class. Why not give it a try? Refreshments are included in the price. Places are limited – to book a place please contact the outreach team.

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Over 50s Contemporary Choir

Tuesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm

Exploring a range of styles from pop, rock, blues, soul and country to contemporary composers, our choir is fun and a great way to meet new people.

Whether you are an experienced singer or a complete beginner, you will be made to feel more than welcome - enthusiasm, team spirit and a sense of fun are all that’s required.  Refreshments are included in the price.

The choir is extremely popular and operates via enrolment – please contact the outreach team to check availability.

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Write to Record

A photo of Write to Record participantsMondays 6.30pm – 8pm at Orangebox young people’s centre

For young people aged 13 – 18yrs

These really popular workshops for aspiring singers, songwriters and musicians are supported with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. From beginners to more experienced musicians – our talented team of musicians are on hand to offer tuition and guidance. Places are limited and must be booked in advance –  please call 01422 349422 or email info@squarechapel.co.uk

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