Performing Arts

Menston Performing Arts

Menston Performing Arts has been running since 2004, and is enjoyed by about 70 children, aged 4 - 16. Many of these children attend Menston Primary School. We offer group tuition in Performing Arts, Singing and Drama, with weekly classes on Wednesday and Thursday at the Menston Methodist Church.
We also have Irish Dancing, and although this class is currently full, you can always join our waiting list. The children learn routines and sketches, which they perform in their annual show. This is an excellent way for children to develop their talents, build confidence, make new friends, and just have a good time.

If you would like to find out more about us, please visit our web-site or contact the Principal, Liz Hudson on 07764 524 496.

Menston Thespians

Please see for full details.

BTA Performance Academy

For ballet, tap, freestyle and body conditioning.

Classes are held at Kirklands on Tuesdays after school (grade 4 and over) and Saturday mornings (up to grade 3).

We follow the British Ballet Organisation syllabus, and each teacher holds a DBS.

We have a yearly show at the Alhambra Studio, and examinations are held throughout the year.

If you are interested, please contact Stephanie by email:

We also have a Facebook page: Bradford Theatre Arts.

Fairfax Singers

 The Singers meet weekly to enjoy lively social contact, to sustain friendships and to make wonderful music. They provide choral entertainment to raise funds for charities and at a range of functions, singing in unison and in parts.

Rehearsals take place each Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm, at St John Fisher and St Thomas More Catholic Church Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale.

If you are interested in singing (ability to read music not essential) please contact the Chairman, Pat Dewhirst, on 01274 588610, for information on vacancies.


Ladies Please

Enjoy singing a wide variety of music from Schubert to Sondheim, Bach to Boogie, Mozart to McCartney. The group enjoys fun and laughter in honing musical talents and ability and is keen to sing for any church or charity engaged in fundraising in the district. Rehearsals 10 Fairfax Gardens, Thursdays all year 7.30pm. Open to all ladies interested in singing (ability to read music not essential).

Contact Mrs Elizabeth Sharp Tel 01943 872 067

Menston Methodist Drama Group

A long established society providing Drama in Church worship and an annual musical production in April in the Church or Church Hall. A welcome to join is extended to everyone from the village and surrounding area in an acting, singing, dancing or support role.

Contact Mrs Susan Brown 14 Brooklands Lane, Tel 01943 873 875

Menston Parish Church Scottish Dancing Group

Traditional Scottish dancing in a friendly and relaxed social group. Open to all, no experience is necessary. Parish Church Room. 2nd & 4th Thursdays (except August) 19.45 - 21.30. Annual subscription £10.

Contact Miss H Greig, 12 Wentworth Close Tel 01943 872 022