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Young People at Leeds Playhouse

Our youth offer consists of creative projects, workshops and productions for anyone aged between 5 and 25.

Over 500 young people access the Playhouse every week both in the theatre building and also in our dedicated creative space for young people, First Floor.

The programme’s innovative approach combines outstanding professional artists and qualified youth workers to offer creative experiences that encourage young people to explore the world and their place within it, building their confidence and raising aspirations. In addition to the many benefits that participation in theatre can bring, young people can also gain qualifications and work experience to prepare them for the future.

Download the Playhouse Youth Brochure for Summer 2019


Open day Sat 4 May

Youth Theatre Booking Window 1 April – 6 May

Term starts Mon 13 May

Buzz term starts Sat 4 May

UP NEXT Festival Mon 22 July – Sat 4 Aug

UP NEXT FESTIVAL 22 Jul to 4 Aug

Our Summer festival UP NEXT will showcase all the work made in this terms groups, and takes place in the last week of term and the first week of the summer holidays. Performance dates and times will be confirmed in the first few weeks of term
by your group leader, as well as more information on how else you can get involved.

For the UP NEXT festival we will be looking for a group representative to form our new Young People’s Steering Group. This group will make decisions about the festival and to help spread the word. Find out more at your next

Contact the Playhouse Youth Team

Call: 0113 213 7236

Text: 07514 927617

First Floor, Playhouse Youth Arts Venue
6 St Peter’s Building
St Peter’s Square

Find out more about our Youth programme

Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors