Summer Theatre School

A creative highlight of the Riding Lights year, our Summer Theatre School brings together over 100 people, tutored by professional theatre makers, for a fabulously creative holiday experience where practical theatre skills and christian faith are explored side by side. Our courses are designed to cater for all abilities and are open to anyone aged 14-90. And this year the Bard is back! Enter William Shakespeare stage right…


Social restrictions permitting, our Summer School community will gather at Harrogate Ladies’ College – a leafy spot near the centre of the town. Here we will benefit from excellent facilities for theatre work, spacious grounds, a swimming pool, comfortable accommodation with social areas and refreshments available, as well as excellent food from outside caterers… all the ingredients that give our non-stop theatre-making its unique holiday atmosphere.

After last year’s fully online Summer Theatre School, we have decided to keep one online course this year for those who can’t be with us in person. We are hopeful about our plans to deliver most of this STS onsite, at which all government health guidelines in place will be followed. We are also prepared for any change in circumstances that means we need to move the entire programme online at short notice. This might affect the specific detail of the content of your chosen course.  Thank you for bearing with us as we work hard to deliver the best possible experience while keeping everyone safe.

Any questions? For more information contact the STS team on or call 01904 655317.