Youth programme


Would you like to play in a battle of the bands, learn special effects makeup skills, devise a murder mystery play or contribute to an exhibition – all in the atmospheric setting of a Gothic abbey?

If you’re aged 13-24 and any of these things appeal to you, then why not check out our youth programme at Kirkstall Abbey?

We’ve designed a range of informal groups and creative workshops, where you can learn new skills and make new friends.

Click on the drop-down menus below to find out how to get involved.



Join the Vintage Youth ClubJoin the Vintage Youth Club<div class="ExternalClass1E827F4659F846BFA8096F9C9DBD05C9"><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/PublishingImages/Concertina%20Images/The%20Vintage%20Youth%20Club%20at%20Leeds%20Museums.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><br><br>Are you crazy about retro clothes? Would you like to explore our Costumes and Textiles collection and discover more about fashions from the past?</p> <p>The Vintage Youth Club might just be the place for you! </p> <p><strong>Who is it for?</strong><br>Anyone aged 13 to 24, with an interest in history or fashion.</p> <p><strong>When do we meet?</strong><br>On Wednesdays in term time 3.30pm – 5pm.</p> <p><strong>What do we do?</strong><br>You could get involved with everything from blogging to street style photography; exploring our fashion and textiles collections to helping develop community exhibition content.<br><br><strong>Who can I ask about the group?</strong><br>Contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Angie Thompson, if you have any questions.<br>Email: <a href=""></a></p></div>
Workshops and eventsWorkshops and events<div class="ExternalClassEFAF1B46F10D494C84AF4FFF7B8E14FC"><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/PublishingImages/Concertina%20Images/KA_Youth%20workshops%20concertina.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br>From special effects Halloween make-up to creating artwork, we hold a wide range of workshops and activities for young people aged 13-19</p> <p>What this space and follow us on <a href="">Facebook</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a> or <a href="">Instagram</a> to find out about our upcoming events.</p> <p><strong>How to book</strong><br>Email <a href=""></a> </p></div>