Chol Theatre & Arts Organisation

Chol use drama and theatre to co-create and share children and young people's stories. We work in everyday local spaces so you will often find us in libraries, schools, community centres, parks and town centres. We aim to co-create incredible experiences with children and young people to make them feel powerful and connected.

Although we work across Yorkshire (and sometimes in other places in the wider world) we always start work in our home communities of Kirklees and Sheffield.

"I really enjoyed today. We met strangers and now we have become friends. I really enjoyed sharing opinions and stories" young participant, Feb 2020

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My Location

Chol Office

8 Queen Street
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01484 536 008

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My News

Launch Event - Tall Shadows / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-05T00:00:00Z">Tue 05 May 2020</span>Launch Event - Tall Shadows / Tue 05 May 2020

We launched our new project Tall Shadows back in March! Tall Shadows is a project working with young people in Sheffield to co-create and produce artw...

Chol @ Home! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-05T00:00:00Z">Tue 05 May 2020</span>Chol @ Home! / Tue 05 May 2020

With the ongoing developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to provide an update on our current operation and plans during these difficult t...

Before Everything Changed / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-04T00:00:00Z">Mon 04 May 2020</span>Before Everything Changed / Mon 04 May 2020

Before everything changed, Chol had been on an absolute high. We’d launched our new project Tall Shadows at a busy reception of young people, communit...

My Events

Winter Festival Family Workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-12-16T00:00:00Z">Sat 16 Dec 2017</span>Winter Festival Family Workshop / Sat 16 Dec 2017

Make a magical winterland in this free family drama workshop with Carly from Chol! We are at the Hygge Tipi with Huddersfield Live on Saturday 16th De...

Huddersfield&apos;s Big Masala Tea Party / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-12T00:00:00Z">Sat 12 Aug 2017</span>Huddersfield's Big Masala Tea Party / Sat 12 Aug 2017

Save the Date! Our community event to mark the 70th anniversary of the partition of India into the independent nations of India and Pakistan is comin...

Animal Antics - Chol drama workshop at Birstall Library / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-21T00:00:00Z">Fri 21 Apr 2017</span>Animal Antics - Chol drama workshop at Birstall Library / Fri 21 Apr 2017

Meet Carly and Joe from Chol Theatre for a free fun family workshop at Birstall Library part of kirklees Libraries' Pageturners Festival of children's...

My Opportunities

The Reimagining Home Project / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 May 2020</span>The Reimagining Home Project / Wed 13 May 2020

We are so excited for the launch of 'Reimagining Home', a new collaborative project by Story Makers Company at Leeds Beckett University. The proje...

Chol: 6-week Imaginary Communities (IC) Online CPD / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 May 2020</span>Chol: 6-week Imaginary Communities (IC) Online CPD / Wed 13 May 2020

We've teamed up with Lawrence Batley Theatre's 'LBTV' to deliver a new 6-week course: 'Imaginary Communities (IC) Online CPD, Play & Wine Time'. In th...

Stretch and Story / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-16T00:00:00Z">Sat 16 May 2020</span>Stretch and Story / Sat 16 May 2020

A series of gentle morning stretches to waken up the body and mind followed by a story. Perfect for adults and little ones at any time of the day!

My Videos

Imaginary Communities in action ... in New York!Imaginary Communities in action ... in New York!

Imaginary Communities is Chol's unique approach to making drama and stories with children and young people. In this super short 3min video you can me...

Meet our wonderful Imaginary Communities teachersMeet our wonderful Imaginary Communities teachers

In the summer of 2019 a group of wonderful teachers from across Yorkshire came together to reflect on their experiences of working with Chol and using...

Click Trailer - school and community tourClick Trailer - school and community tour

Click - The Internet Genie Here is the trailer for our play about internet safety that was toured across schools, libraries and other community set...