- Venue: Meeting Room
More Information on Introduction to Design
A free hands-on workshop run by Leeds Playhouse’s Resident Designer Warda Abbasi and Associate Director Amy Leach.
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at theatre design, or just want to find out more about the role of a designer, then this is the workshop for you. Warda and Amy will discuss what it means to be a designer and the designer/director relationship before asking you to examine a short piece of theatre text through the eyes of a designer.
After being shown some techniques to analyse the text and kickstart your imagination, you’ll have the chance to begin developing your own costume or set design. You can bring your own art materials if you like, but we’ll provide pens, paper and other essential supplies.
This event is part of our Furnace Festival 2021 – a week-long celebration of new work by new artists.
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance