Big Red Curtain has always been enthusiastic about helping small local charities before we were founded in 1997 our principal and founder helped and volunteered by teaching and performing for various charities and in the earlier years of Big Red Curtain Staccato Choir was ran entirely for charity events and created no income for teachers involved in the choir this has always been part of our philosophy. Now more recently we have a designated charity for the year where we raise money for the local charity by productions and events enabling is to give something back by doing something our students and teachers love - Performing!

We still keep the original spirit of the Staccato choir envisaged in our newer version the Vivace Singing Group a non-profit making organisation (soon to be registered charity) that gives the opportunity of being taught by the same great teachers as Big Red Curtain for a minimal fee of £3 per person per session which covers only the hall hire and resources costs. This enables us to give something back to the community.

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This Year's Chosen Charity Is:


Martin House Children's Hospice


Martin House Hospice care for Children and Young People with progressive life limiting illnesses, and provide support to their families. We are based in our purpose built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby and care for children and young people from throughout the Yorkshire region. Visit for more information.


Charitable Singing Group

Vivace Singing Group Charity Non-Profit Making Organisation


The singing group is all about fun and performing the group is a non-profit making organisation which is ran by our teachers voluntarily - they receive no income or wage from providing this group.

Our main objectives are to provide affordable tuition in a group environment which allows students to work together and form a performance ensemble which can then go on to perform at charitable events and in aid of other various charities. We choose a charity to support on a year to year basis and try to raise money for them by performing at functions and holding theatre events such as pantomimes.

Unfortunately as this is only a small group we audition new members and places aren't always available, there is also a small charge which covers room hire and printing and reference costs only the current charge is £3 per person per session.


Recent News

  • Summer Workshops News
  • 07/03/2015
  • Our Summer 2015 Workshops have now been released, The performance based workshop for South Leeds / Wakefield is based on the popular film and musical Into The Woods! and our workshop for North Leeds / Wetherby is Matilda based on the popular book, film and musical . Read more >>
  • New Wakefield School Open Day
  • 05/03/2015
  • New School Open Day and information afternoon for our Wakefield school which will be opening at Silcoates School 2015 book your free place at our first open evening on Wednesday 11th March 2015 6:30pm and 7:30pm by contacting us. Read more >>

Overview of Performing Arts Leeds

Our Location

Big Red Curtain Performing Arts is based in Oulton (South Leeds), Wakefield and Boston Spa near Wetherby and within easy reach of Harrogate and North Leeds. Where to Find Us.

Associated Exams:

  • TheatreWorks Trinity Guildhall Speech, Drama and Performance Exams
  • Vivace Music ABRSM Exams
  • Exposition Drama Exams
  • Dance Leeds IDTA Exams
  • Dance Wakefield IDTA Exams

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