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Access for Adults

Access for Adults

Welcome to the Beautiful Octopus Club

Beautiful Octopus Club is an over-18s club night for adults with learning disabilities, based at Leeds University Union.

The event takes place twice a year, usually in March and September. A crew of up to 40 adults with learning disabilities work on the event, taking part in creative workshops and learning DJ skills, all DJs on the night are adults with learning disabilities.

The night is supported by staff from Leeds Playhouse and Leeds University Union and regularly attracts over 300 people at each event. Each club night has a new theme, and all carers/support workers/PA’s go free to Beautiful Octopus Club when accompanying customers with learning difficulties. Beautiful Octopus Club was originally set up by Heart ‘n’ Soul, London.

For more specific details about the Beautiful Octopus Crew Workshops please contact Maria Thelwell, Senior Creative Engagement Officer (Access), by emailing maria.thelwell@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or calling 0113 213 7278.

What to expect on the night…

  • Party atmosphere
  • A licensed bar with picture menu for easy ordering
  • Free face painting
  • Hot food to buy (hot dogs, burgers and chips, vegetarian option also available)
  • Cloakroom facility
  • Two bars
  • Pop-up shop selling party items

Accessibility at Leeds Playhouse

It is our aim to make every aspect of Leeds Playhouse as accessible as possible, so everyone can participate in, and enjoy visiting, the theatre. Find out more:

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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors