Biffa Award provided just under £50,000 in funding towards a £600,000 project to convert the West Yorkshire Playhouse's prom and furniture store into an inspiring and educational environment for young people. First Floor is a place just for young people, where they can come and take part in creative activities. Located in a late-Victorian former textile factory, the facilities include large and flexible workshop spaces, a reception/meeting area, a 'hang out' room, and changing facilities.
An engaging cultural facility which is dedicated to the young people of Leeds, the facility works closely with those who are not successfully engaged in education or work. Through participatory arts work West Yorkshire Playhouse aims to improve their lives, broaden their horizons and give them new skills and confidence to make a positive contribution to society.