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Community Bootcamp Workshop

Join the Playhouse Communities team for a full day of fun theatre-based activities – from exercises that prompt discussion to learning some simple performance techniques. This day-long workshop is open to anyone aged 18+ who is interested in community performance. Meet new people, practice new skills and have fun!

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Make it Happen: Fight for Your Rights (and Licences)!

Have you found a book that would make a brilliant piece of theatre?  Our Literary Associate and rights-securing dynamo Jacqui Honess-Martin will give you a beginner’s guide to securing all the necessary rights and licences to perform existing plays or create a new adaption stories.

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Make it Happen: File Your Tax Return on Time!

Back by popular demand, it’s our tax return extravaganza. Start the year as you mean to go on and get your tax return sorted on time and like a boss. We’ll bring in an independent accountant and we’ll create an open and supportive space where artists can get professional advice and have the whole daunting […]

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Furnace Festival

Furnace Festival is an annual celebration of all elements of this work, showcasing brand new theatre at all stages – from the first spark of an idea to multi-award winning shows visiting Leeds for the first time. This year, we’ve curated a stripped back Furnace Festival that reflects the dynamism of our Pop-Up theatre and […]

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Young Company Scratch

Join members of our audacious Young Company as they share a work-in-progress performance exploring what it means to be young and British today.   AS PART OF FURNACE FESTIVAL

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Spark to Stage

Following the 7.30pm performance, join the playwright of Blackthorn Charley Miles in conversation with our Associate Artist and playwright Stef Smith for a conversation about process, plays and procrastination. As part of Furnace Festival

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Auditions-Tiny Tim

This Christmas, Leeds Playhouse in association with Hull Truck Theatre are staging Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale, A Christmas Carol, in our specially created Pop-Up theatre. This new adaptation by Deborah McAndrew relocates the story to Victorian Leeds, and will be a fun festive treat for all the family. We are looking for two young […]

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Bus Ride

PERFORMANCE | STORIES | MUSIC | DANCE | LIFE This Summer we invited 50 older people to accompany us on a bus ride. We had conversations, listened to their stories, got to know them a bit and shared a nice cup of tea. From their stories we created a theatre performance. From Seacroft to Hawksworth […]

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Not Such Quiet Girls

INSPIRED BY THE LIVES, ART AND TESTIMONIES OF FEMALE AMBULANCE DRIVERS, HEAR THE EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF THREE WOMEN WHO VOLUNTEERED ON THE FRONT LINE DURING THE GREAT WAR. Suffused with music hall songs and written for an integrated company of actors and singers, Not Such Quiet Girls will celebrate the incredible stories, music and poetry […]

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The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find

‘I LIKE HOW BOOKS SMELL AND FEEL. I LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THEM. I LIKE THE PROMISE OF THEM. HOW THEY HOLD STORIES AND IDEAS BUT HOW THEY’RE VERY QUIET ABOUT IT.’ The spirit of libraries past and present await the future, an addict makes amends, a girl finds inspiration and passion spills over the […]

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Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Autumn 18 / Spring 19
Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Autumn 18 / Spring 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