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Unlocking the Scene

‘Unlocking the Scene’ –  A JMK Directing Workshop with Director Practitioner Piers Black A practical directing workshop on how to find your way into a scene when approaching it for the first time. Whether it’s new writing or a classic, this session will go through some approaches and exercises to help unpick and unlock a […]

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Reasons to Stay Alive: Pre-show Discussion

Join Reasons to Stay Alive Assistant Director Andrew Hughes and Assistant Producer Sepy Baghaei for a pre-show discussion about the show. Free to book, but needs to be booked separately from your show ticket.

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Furnace Social Club Night, with Equaliser DJs

Join us in the bar to give Furnace Festival 2019 a proper send off and raise a toast to all the artists who shared early works-in-progress during the festival. Equaliser is a Leeds-based DJ collective that nurtures and promotes the talent of all women, trans men, and non-binary people by hosting workshops that highlight new […]

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Packed Lunch Plays: Ash

A work-in-progress reading Written by Anne-Marie Draycott Directed by Anna Marshall Anne-Marie Draycott spent 18 months as part of the Playhouse’s FUSE programme, working closely with Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin and playwright Charley Miles to develop full length play drafts. Join us for a free packed lunch and a script-in-hand reading of each of these this […]

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Furnace Festival – Prinks

Let’s get this party started right. Join us as we launch Furnace Festival with drinks and nibbles and raise a toast to all of the artists boldly sharing new work. Meet artists, new friends and the Playhouse team behind the Festival, then head down to the new studio theatre for a reading of new commission […]

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Baabul

A work-in-progress performance Written, directed and performed by Sameena Hussain A daughter’s appreciation and gratitude to a father, who raised his daughters as a blessing. This autobiographical performance revisits life events which aim to capture the beauty, love and struggles of a father raising his daughter in a patriarchal society and instilling the belief in […]

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Blur the Lines

Blur the Lines is a showcase of the Spoken Word scene in the city curated by Leeds artist Lence. The night will feature a variety of performers from across the region. Each poet will bring their unique perspective to the theatre. Lence in association with Leeds Playhouse This event is part of Furnace Festival

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Packed Lunch Plays: Joy

A work-in-progress reading Written by Adam Hughes Directed by Sameena Hussain Adam Hughes spent 18 months as part of the Playhouse’s FUSE programme, working closely with Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin and playwright Charley Miles to develop full length play drafts. Joy knows you have to just keep on keeping on, but her son Ryan’s heartbreak challenges […]

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Packed Lunch Plays: Helen

A work-in-progress reading Written by Maureen Lennon Directed by Jacqui Honess-Martin Maureen Lennon spent 18 months as part of the Playhouse’s FUSE programme, working closely with Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin and playwright Charley Miles to develop full length play drafts. The story of a grieving process. Of a mother and daughter relationship. Of how life […]

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Joint Effort (The Abyss &What Happened to Agnes)

Through Furnace, we build partnerships with arts organisations and cultural networks locally, nationally and internationally because we believe that collaboration and community are key to a sustainable and diverse cultural ecology. At Joint Effort, we’ll present two brand new works in progress, created in partnership with Opera North, the Royal Court Theatre and Edinburgh International […]

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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