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Working Wonders

Since we first started we have been working (ahem!) with Working Wonders to try and provide employment opportunities to the young people of Calderdale. Since Christmas Working Wonders have now relocated to the Orange Box office and are partners in providing services and supporting young people into employment opportunities. If you are aged 16 to 25 and would appreciate some career advice please feel free to come on down and speak to Jayne or call us on 01422 433200 or 07807 011948 and email


Youth Works

Youth Works drop-in is located at Orange Box. It is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, 'chill out', listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30pm to 5.45pm.

Or call 01422 392031.


Project Challenge

Project Challenge is a registered Charity which delivers an intensive training programme to young people between the ages of 16 -24. It combines classroom learning with tough physical challenges. It aims to deliver an effective youth programme to meet the needs of disaffected young people by the use of a 6-month basic skills training programme.

To find out more visit the Project Challenge website or email / phone 01422 363644.


Only Academy

Only Academy STAGE classes


Theatre classes taught by professional actors. Improve your acting, vocal and movement technique. Devise original shows with the mentoring and support of industry professionals.

AGE: 10-14

WHEN: Sundays 11am – 1pm

WHERE: Orange Box, 1 Blackledge Halifax HX1 1AF

PRICE: £50 per month

EMAIL: for more info or visit


Only Academy SCREEN classes


Train with TV and film professionals in screen acting. Gain experience on both sides of the camera to create short films, material for your show reel, and learn to prepare for auditions using professional scripts.

AGE: 15+

WHEN: Every Sunday 1 – 3pm

WHERE: Orange Box, 1 Blackledge Halifax HX1 1AF

PRICE: £50 per month

EMAIL: for more info or visit


Calderdale Theatre School

Calderdale Theatre School is the Youth Theatre for young people from all over Calderdale. The company rehearse at Orange Box every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm.

It was established in 1968 and currently has over 80 members aged between 11 - 19. They run theatre skills classes for members and also put on regular productions at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax and elsewhere.

To find out more visit the Calderdale Theatre School website.


SOBS - Sick of Being Skint

Are you 16 - 24 and sick of being skint? SOBS can help with money/bill/budget management, getting ready for monthly payments, ongoing support, helping you to manage and continue to live independently.

SOBS is a private and confidential free service at Orange Box.

Contact 0300 555 5574 or


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