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Open Weekend

Discover every pocket of the newly transformed Leeds Playhouse as we fling the doors wide open to our theatres, foyers, cafes and bars for a weekend of fun filled pop-up events on our stages and in our brand-new spaces. Explore the new building with a tour, or stop off for a spot of lunch. Watch […]

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Furnace Festival

Furnace Festival is a celebration of the new work, artists and partnerships we develop over the course of the year. Over four days in November, we’ll showcase some of the projects we’ve been cooking up here at the Playhouse, from fledgling plays to new musicals. We’ll also invite artists and audiences into the building for […]

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There Are No Beginnings

IT’S 1975 AND SHARON JUST WANTS TO MARRY DONNY OSMOND. HER MUM, JUNE, IS WORKING TO KEEP GIRLS LIKE HELEN OFF THE STREET AND FIONA IS DESPERATE TO GET INSIDE THE MILGARTH POLICE STATION INCIDENT ROOM. Between the years of 1975 and 1980 the women of Leeds lived in fear. With no clue as to […]

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Season Launch Autumn/Winter 2019

Our Autumn Winter 2019 season is set to be our greatest season yet. Join us as we announce our full re-opening programme and share an exclusive insight into the Capital Redevelopment. The Season Launch will be presented by Artistic Director James Brining, Executive Director Robin Hawkes and Associate Director Amy Leach plus special guests.

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The Night Before Christmas

CAROL DOESN’T FEEL VERY CHRISTMASSY. WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? TREES, TINSEL, BAUBLES, PUDDING, PRESENTS…? WHAT A LOT OF NONSENSE. DEFINITELY NOT FOR HER. That is until the night before Christmas when Elf 30046, all stripey tights and pointy ears, falls down her chimney and they both tumble into a bigger adventure than they could […]

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Influence

DOES FREE WILL EXIST? WHO INFLUENCES THE CHOICES YOU MAKE? DO YOU KNOW? DO YOU CARE? When a local boy goes missing, a group of extraordinarily ordinary teenagers are drawn into an adventure that is as exciting as it is unexpected. They enter a world of illegal data-collecting, mind manipulation and there’s also quite a […]

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Lemn Sissay – My Name is Why

This is Lemn Sissay’s life story; a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Sissay reflects on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from […]

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Snow Mouse

An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young, following a sold-out run in London. Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world. Just when they are starting to feel a bit lonely […]

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Trojan Horse

‘Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.’ Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically […]

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The Wizard of Oz Auditions – Dorothy

This Christmas, Leeds Playhouse will stage a spectacular new production of The Wizard of Oz. We’re looking for young people to to play the iconic role of Dorothy Gale. Who are we looking for? All candidates will need good availability for rehearsals / performances from September 2019 to the end of January 2020, and you […]

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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
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors