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Auditions – Searching for the Heart of Leeds – Band

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More Information on Auditions – Searching for the Heart of Leeds – Band

Searching for the Heart of Leeds is a brand new community project from West Yorkshire Playhouse that will culminate in six performances of a brand new play in June 2018. We are looking for a diverse range of people from all over the city to take part as musicians and form a community band who will provide the soundtrack for the show and form an integral part of the production. The play will be written by BAFTA-nominated Beeston boy Mark Catley and will feature movement from Phoenix Dance.

We have recruited an outstanding group of 40 local people to form the acting company and now we are looking for band members who will work with director Alexander Ferris and Musical Director Christella Litras to help tell Leeds’ stories and bring this major new show to life.

We are looking for an exciting mix of people of all ages (18+). In order to take part book a slot at our Band Auditions below, or by calling box office on 0113 213 7700 or book in person at the Playhouse’s box office.

Slots are bookable for one person at a time and will last 15 minutes. Please bring along your chosen instrument.

For further information please contact Box Office.


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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