THE York Dungeon is to run a four-week masterclass in theatre, costume and make-up in September.

The series of workshops at the Clifford Street visitor attraction is aimed is aimed at young people with a love of theatre, who want to either gain or enhance skills at this out-of-school club with a difference.

Theatre enthusiasts aged 12 to 16 will learn learn the art of “scary fun” in the Dungeon Academy at the York Dungeon, where a team of professional actors presents a variety of spooky, creepy, historical and educative shows each day. Now they want to pass on tips on their performing skills to the next generation, and they hope this new academy will be the perfect stepping stone.

“Our actors are some of the most talented around,” says York Dungeon performance manager John Andrews. “Those who do the Dungeon Academy will be learning everything our actors have to learn, including how to do the iconic Dungeon make-up, dress as our characters and, of course, perform a selection of our famous shows.”

The three-hour workshops will take place each Saturday from September 8 to 29, when participants will “learn everything there is to know about performing in the Dungeon”. At the end of the course, they will give a final performance for their friends and family inside the York Dungeon itself.

Only 12 spaces are available at £100 each, with a special early-bird offer of £75 available for those who book and pay up to four weeks before the start of September. To book, go to