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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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Blackthorn

‘WHAT YOU THINK’S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLANT ON SURFACE – IT’S ALL FROM THE SAME ROOTS.’ The only two children born in a North Yorkshire village for a generation cannot imagine ever being apart, but as their lives shift, so too do the ties that bind them. Charley Miles’ outstanding debut play Blackthorn explores the […]

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Airplays

AN EXCITING AND UNPRECEDENTED COLLABORATION BETWEEN BBC RADIO LEEDS AND LEEDS PLAYHOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Empire Windrush, four Yorkshire-based writers were commissioned from an open call out to write new 15-minute radio dramas responding to the theme of migration. These plays […]

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Dinner 18:55

IN OUR INCREASINGLY BUSY LIVES WE NO LONGER MAKE TIME TO SPEND TOGETHER. This season we embark on an adventure where two generations make time to share a meal and a conversation. Join us for this intergenerational performance, as we nourish the palate and the soul and discover what we can learn from each other […]

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Mother Courage and Her Children

Peace is bad for business. The ‘Thirty Years War’ rages on. Whether flogging leather belts, greasy pots, bullets or her children’s lives – life for Mother Courage is reduced to a series of transactions, and escape routes. Brecht’s timeless and epic drama about the turmoil and trauma of conflict is vividly depicted through Lee Hall’s […]

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A Christmas Carol

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE IN VICTORIAN LEEDS, BUT THE COLD-HEARTED EBENEZER SCROOGE HASN’T AN OUNCE OF FESTIVE CHEER. As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take Ebenezer on a magical journey through his past, his present and his future, hoping to show him the error of his ways. With Christmas spirit, fun, music and […]

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All of Us Together

A celebration of Playhouse stories past, present and future Fifty years ago, over a thousand people gathered at Leeds Town Hall to campaign for a new theatre in Leeds, because “a city without a theatre is a city without a heart”. Together, they established a Playhouse for the people and began to populate it with […]

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Berlin to Broadway

A co-production from Opera North and West Yorkshire Playhouse, in association with City Varieties Step into the glamorous world of cabaret as we celebrate one of the greatest, most influential musical theatre composers of the 20th century. Join us on an exhilarating tour of highlights from the Kurt Weill songbook, from the smoky cafés of […]

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Around the World in 80 Days

THE MYSTERIOUS AND FABULOUSLY WEALTHY PHILEAS FOGG WAGERS HIS LIFE’S FORTUNE THAT HE CAN CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE IN JUST 80 DAYS. Accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and with Scotland Yard’s finest Fix of the Yard hot on his heels, can our hero make it back in time or will his plans be thwarted? This fast-paced […]

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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