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Passionate About Plays

Passionate About Plays is back – and this time it’s online! Our regular play reading group for 13 – 21 year olds returns for the summer via Zoom. Do you want to broaden your knowledge of plays old and new? Every fortnight, director and actor Dermot Daly will lead discussion and reading of a different […]

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Refugee Week Awareness Raising Session – Life as a Person Seeking Sanctuary in the UK

A chance to hear real stories and for your life to be enriched Join us for an awareness raising session led by Rose McCarthy from the Refugee Council and experts with experience of seeking sanctuary in the UK. As the world’s first Theatre of Sanctuary, we are committed to supporting and promoting the creativity and […]

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Teachers’ Assembly

With guidance and information changing daily, we understand that teachers have an increasingly difficult job navigating the new educational landscape. We are amazed at how quickly and seamlessly schools have adapted and continue to do so. And so, we at Leeds Playhouse would like to invite you to a virtual space for Performing Arts teachers […]

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School of 2020

Are you a Year 11 student in Leeds coming to the end of your GCSE year? Were you just about to take or re-take your GCSEs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Would you be interested in talking part in a free, short creative project with Leeds Playhouse? We want to work with you to share […]

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Barber Shop Chronicles

National Theatre at home One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, a world tour, and a hugely successful return to Leeds Playhouse in our re-opening season, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles is now available to watch through National Theatre at Home for one week only from […]

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What’s New Pussycat?

What’s New Pussycat?, a brand new musical featuring the iconic songs of the internationally celebrated singer  Sir Tom Jones,  and written by the Tony-Award winning  Joe DiPietro (Memphis the Musical), will premiere at Leeds Playhouse on 23 September. What’s New Pussycat? takes  Henry Fielding’s classic comic novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling and using the legendary hit songs of Sir Tom Jones,  casts it in a […]

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The Merchant of Venice

It is London in 1936 – fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End. Shylock (Tracy Ann Oberman – Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her […]

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The Great Gatsby

You are invited to the most glamorous party in town. Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York. Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby is back. Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling façade of his world begins to slip, the loneliness, obsession and […]

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Beautiful Octopus Club – Oliver Twist

Join us for a very special Beautiful Octopus Club night! Our theme is Oliver Twist, expect music, live performance, food and drink. Beautiful Octopus Club is our creative nightclub project for people with learning disabilities. Leeds Playhouse is fully accessible to wheelchair users with accessible toilets on each level and a Changing Places facility. Tickets […]

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Queer Arts North Showcase 2020

Join Queer Arts North for an afternoon of performance + provocation, exploring the lives of LGBTQ+ people, for artists, creatives, producers, programmers, venues, festivals or community groups, interested in LGBTQ+ arts and culture. Hosted by keynote speaker Rikki Beadle-Blair with performances from Ro Hardaker, gobscure, Rhiannon Scutt, Idle Women, Mandla Rae, Roma Havers, Jamaal Monarch […]

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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors