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:

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY

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 Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY. 

On public transport and on foot:

Kala Sangam is situated within 5 minutes of walk from Forster Square Railway Station and 10 minutes walk of Bradford Interchange (trains, buses and coaches). Follow the blue signs for Kala Sangam and Bradford Cathedral. We are located directly in front of The Broadway shopping centre, Forster Square (M&S).

In the car:

The easiest place to park is at The Broadway shopping centre, directly across from our building.


Access into building: 

The entrance to Kala Sangam Arts Centre is via the large brown doors at the front of the building (opposite from the entrance to The Broadway, in between Superdry and Mark’s and Spencer’s).

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