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Building connections across the city region throughout lockdown

Join us for a brand-new series of creative workshops and projects this Spring. 

We’re building on the Playhouse Connect work already carried out aiming to address 4 specific areas which are particularly critical at this moment in time:  Isolation and Loneliness, Mental Health and Well Being, Reconnection and Recovery, and Skills and Training for Young People.   

There are lots of activities coming up, working with those we already engage with and lots of space for new participants and audiences, so watch this space for the next set of projects being announced.

Reasons to be Hopeful

100 younger and older strangers to work together with 10 artists via post, phone, Zoom and email to create a multi-media tapestry artwork filled with hope, resilience and connection  Find out more

Can You Hear Me?

Sign up for our Weekly WhatsApp Broadcast to receive positive voice notes of hope and reflection straight to your phone, left by award winning industry professionals including playwright, rapper and beatboxer Testament, actor Lladel Bryant and comedian Maisie Adam.  Find out more

Young Leaders 

12 young people receiving professional training in arts leadership to help them realise their potential as part of the Playhouse’s aim to help support training and job opportunities in the Leeds region.

Literacy  Live

Join us for weekly drama lessons, looking at literacy, streamed live from the Playhouse. For EYFS and KS1 students, these sessions will be delivered by age group specialistsActivities will focus on mindfulness aspects of drama, growing confidence, having fun and being creative, whilst also helping to support the literacy curriculum, and child language development and communication skills. Find out more

Your Daily Warm Up

Every good rehearsal starts with a warm up. Why should your day be any different? Every Monday to Thursday in March a theatre professional will lead a 15 minute warm up for you to follow so you can get your day on the right track from the off. Find out more


Partners for PLAYHOUSE CONNECT include:

Leeds Arts Health & Wellbeing Network (LAHWN) | Leeds Older People’s Forum | Family Action Leeds | Carers Leeds | Chapel FM | DAZL | Geraldine Connor Foundation | Mind the Gap | Studio 12 | Leeds Libraries | Touchstone.

Leeds Playhouse COVID Response and Connect Supporters: 

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation | Arts Council England – Emergency Response Fund | Backstage Trust | Burberry Foundation | Caddick Group | Child Friendly Leeds | Comic Relief | DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund | Emerald Foundation | Esmee Fairbairn Foundation | Garfield Weston Foundation – Weston Culture Fund | Irwin Mitchell | J M Glendinning | Leeds City Council | Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation | Ragdoll Foundation | The National Lottery Community Fund | The Playhouse Directors Club | The Playhouse Supporters’ Club | The Brooke Club | The Wolfson Foundation |

We are also grateful to those members of our audience who have donated the value of tickets to performances cancelled due to the pandemic.

Read more about Playhouse Connect


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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors