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Oliver Twist

Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pick pockets. But the enjoyment is short lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sykes. This bold, brutal and beautiful new version of Oliver […]

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Youth Theatre: Rhythms and Rhymes – Musical Storytelling

Leeds Playhouse Youth / Up Next Festival Working with local artists and neighbouring arts organisations, we have planned a selection of workshops that can help you take the next step in your creative journey. The workshops will give you the opportunity to try something different and develop new skills. Rhythms and Rhymes – Musical Storytelling […]

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Community Bootcamp: Actor Vocal Training

Join us for an afternoon of fun theatre-based activities with vocal exploration and performance techniques. Improve your performance and learn the skills behind vocal expression and projection. The workshop is open to anyone aged 18+ who is interested in community performance. Meet new people, practice new skills and have fun! Saturday 13th July, 2pm – […]

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Youth Theatre: Introduction to Beatbox Theatre

Leeds Playhouse Youth / Up Next Festival Working with local artists and neighbouring arts organisations, we have planned a selection of workshops that can help you take the next step in your creative journey. The workshops will give you the opportunity to try something different and develop new skills. Introduction to Beatbox Theatre Join professional […]

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Youth Theatre: Acting Through Song

Leeds Playhouse Youth / Up Next Festival Working with our neighbours at Leeds College of Music we’ve planned a workshop that invites you to take the next steps in your creative journey. The workshop will give you the opportunity to try something different and develop new skills for your future as a performer and producer […]

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Japan/UK Youth Exchange: To See You, At Last Selection Workshops

Leeds Playhouse is offering young people aged 16 – 21 the opportunity to visit Japan and collaborate with a group of Japanese young people to make a brand new international piece of theatre. To See You, At Last is an exciting new project that will see 8 young people in Leeds and 8 young people […]

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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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the Leeds Playhouse development

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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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