Chime for Learning-Disabled Young People


Theatre Royal Wakefield present Chime: Music-Making for Theatre

We bring together learning-disabled young people aged 14 - 25 through taster sessions, skills-focussed holiday residencies and weekly training and rehearsals. 

• An accessible programme for learning disabled young people aged 14-25
• No previous experience necessary
• Must be interested in music making and theatre or performance

This project is supported by Youth Music, using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects that support children and young people to develop personally and socially as well as musically.

Chime Online

During lockdown and while schools and colleges are closed, Chime Online is a free online session led by musician Simon Grainger. It's a light-hearted, social space, where we learn songs from musicals, pop and rock and feature online drumming sessions with musician Matt Evens. It's a chance to meet new people, practise skills and have some structured fun in lockdown.

The session lasts 40 minutes and takes place on the Zoom platform. Participants must use a parent or carer email address to join and have permission to do so. The sessions are supported online by Maria Thelwell, Chime Project Manager who is present for the whole time and hosts the session following online-safety guidelines.

Please contact Maria if you would like to find out more information and for an informal chat about the project.

When Lockdown is over...

Join us every Tuesday evening in term time

From 4.30pm – 6.30pm for musical skill building activities, led by professional artists and music makers.

£5 per session

Juice, milk and biscuits provided for free. All sessions take place in The Walker Studio which is fully accessible. A support worker will be in session but if you need one to one support, please come with your support worker.

Booking Information

Download the Booking Form (Please note that only new participants who have not done a Chime session before will need to complete the Booking Form).

For more information please email or call 01924 215 531.




Box Office: 01924 211 311

Minicom (text-type users): 01924 215 522

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.