What is the Rainbow Factory?
Take a peek into the Rainbow Factory:
When it comes to creative entertainment, the Rainbow Factory is the place to be!
We are open to the public in school holidays & for special events only - so please ensure you check our events calendar or call us before visiting!
Our aim is to nurture young minds to create truly magnificent people.
Our storytelling wonderland, based in Farsley, Leeds, is passionate about stimulating youngsters’ imagination through the art of storytelling. Our aim and mission is to help improve literacy standards through the creative arts and to inspire a love of reading and storytelling.
We immerse children into stories, old and new, through engaging and exciting activities which all take place in a theatrical setting. These activities include storytelling, crafts, treasure hunts, science, music and so much more. This experience allows the children to use their imaginations to continue the story and to play a part in how it unfolds.
For a family day out with a difference the Rainbow Factory is the place to be!
From our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to Paddington Goes on a Bear Hunt, Harry Potter Book Night
& Super Hero Training - we ignite children’s imaginations through exciting, hands-on activities inspired by the stories & characters they love.
Each Christmas we delight families with our festive productions - each one written & performed by our talented Rainbow Factory team, including songs!
Our highly anticipated Christmas shows feature dance, puppetry & tons of panto-style audience interaction which are thoroughly enjoyed by all the family. Previous shows have included the Shoemaker’s Christmas Wish, Cinderella, Scrooge’s Christmas Carol and A Merry Grinch-mas.
Our five-star birthday parties are unlike any other!
During our unique, theatrical birthday parties the children get to join the story narrative by meeting their favourite characters and going on an adventure with them. With themes such as the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, School of slime and Journey to Neverland, plus many more, it’s no wonder our parties are so popular!
We build youngsters’ confidence & stretch their imagination through fun drama workshops, crafts & games that help to develop team-building & social skills, as well as literacy and creativity. Plus there’s the chance to stage a play in our theatre! Each week the children explore a different theme, from Halloween to Super Heroes!
There’s nowhere like the Rainbow Factory anywhere in the UK!
A visit to us offers children (and adults) exciting new ways to explore stories through theatre, interactive storytelling, crafts & more - transporting pupils to other worlds for a day.... & hopefully beyond! Our school trips include a uniquely scripted show devised by our talented team in-house.
Our Creative Space alone inspires children to use their imagination! All activities are led and designed by talented & experienced Rainbow Factory staff who include award-winning artists, performers, former teachers, a puppeteer & a playwright!
Corporate, Commercial & Private Hire
Why not invite the Rainbow Factory magic into your home, venue!
We’ve worked with national and international companies including CBeebies, John Lewis, publisher DK Books & Ikea - so we’re just as comfortable in a shopping centre as we are in a sitting room or school hall!
At the weekends we closed for birthday parties all year round.
During school term time, we are closed for school trips, unless we have announced a unique event for 0-4yrs.
During school holidays, we are open to the public Monday-Friday.
The Rainbow Factory is located just 15 minutes from Leeds city centre, 20 mins from Bradford and 30 minutes from Harrogate.
Looking for a day out with a difference? You've found it!