Since 2016 we have been delivering a unique approach to drama teaching, incorporating a range of skills, that challenge and educate young people of all abilities. 


All teachers are DBS checked, trained arts teachers and industry professionals from the stage and screen, giving students invaluable insight and experience. 


We develop the skills of our students in a variety of areas not exclusive to theatre performance. Productions have included devising a new play, producing an original short film and recording a radio drama. 


We recognise that every child has unique needs, qualities and interests and we aim to inspire their creativity, improve self-esteem and develop important life skills.


Past students have gone on to join the National Youth Theatre, the Royal Exchange Young Company and work on BBC Radio, CBEEBIES and ITV productions.

Hive North is a registered Arts Award Centre and members can work towards achieving an Arts Award, a recognised qualification awarded by leading exam board Trinity College London. 


Arts Award entrants:

  • take part in different arts activities

  • find out about artists and arts organisations

  • experience arts events

  • share arts skills with others

"I’m thrilled to support Hive Youth, it’s brilliant and the kids love working with Adam and the team"

Julie Hesmondhalgh 

Coronation Street & Broadchurch

 ABOUT Adam Zane 

Adam has been teaching young people for over 20 years and is a trained Arts Award Adviser. As an actor, Adam’s television roles have included Emmerdale, Shameless and Fat Friends. 


Theatre work includes the Royal Exchange, Theatre by the Lake and Oldham Coliseum. As Artistic Director of Hive North, Adam has directed plays at Hope Mill Theatre, The Lowry, Pleasance Theatre and numerous tours.


Magdalene Centre, Broadbottom, SK14 6BB

Friday 6.30-8.30pm  |  Ages 12-16  | £15

Saturdays 10.00-1.00pm  |  Ages  6-11. | £20

Contact Adam on 07984446074 

Email hiveyouth@hivenorth.co.uk