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Furnace Social Club

Furnace Social Club

What is Furnace Social Club?

Furnace Social Club is our network for local artists. It’s a community, a conversation and a chance to come together, meet people and spark new collaborations.

You need to be aged 18 or over and living or working in Yorkshire to join. Furnace Social Club membership, and all events, are 100% free – and signing up comes with a whole range of benefits.

What will being a member mean?

  • Regular newsletters

    You’ll receive regular newsletters listing offers and opportunities with the Playhouse and organisations across the UK. You’ll also have access to a members-only Facebook group.

  • Ticket discounts and offers

    Two £5 tickets per person for previews of Playhouse own-produced productions.

    A discount of 20% off two further tickets at any time in the run for all Playhouse own-produced work. NB: All discounts are subject to availability and are not usually applicable to visiting work or Barber Studio work.

    Further ticket offers and deals sent out via the Furnace Social Club Newsletter which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

    When booking tickets, please tell the box office that you are a member of Furnace Social Club to receive your discount.


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  • Free rehearsal space

    We offer free rehearsal space to all local artists, dependent on whether we have space available in the building, on the following basis:​

    • You must be a member of Furnace Social Club.
    • We need to have met you first, had a brew and discussed your work.
    • We don’t offer any payment or technical support.

    We calculate the in-kind value of any rehearsal space that is offered so that artists can use it in ACE applications if appropriate.

  • Make It Happen Worskshops

    Year-round, industry focused workshops, FREE to all Furnace Social Club members.

    You’ll be notified in the email newsletters about upcoming workshops.


    Fight For Your Rights (and Licences)!

    Have you found a book that would make a brilliant piece of theatre?  Our Literary Associate and rights-securing dynamo Jacqui Honess-Martin will give you a beginner’s guide to securing all the necessary rights and licences to perform existing plays or create a new adaption stories.

    23 Oct, 6 – 7.30pm, FREE but ticketed

    Booking open soon.


    File Your Tax Return On Time!

    Back by popular demand, it’s our tax return extravaganza. Start the year as you mean to go on and get your tax return sorted on time and like a boss. We’ll bring in an independent accountant and we’ll create an open and supportive space where artists can get professional advice and have the whole daunting process demystified.

    10 Jan 2019, 10am – 5pm, FREE but ticketed


    Booking open soon.

  • Unlocked Events

    Gain in-depth insights into how we make the work on our stages, led by our creative teams in partnership with Creative Engagement.

    Check back here for information on our next Unlocked event. We’ll also keep you posted in the newsletter.

  • Furnace Social Club nights

    Our Furnace Social Club nights are fun and informal events where you can come to have a good time and meet like-minded artists.

    We’ll keep you updated about future events in the newsletter – or you can check back here for any announcements.

Fancy a brew?

We aim to meet as many local artists as we can for a brew, a chat, and a chance to say hello. Every month, our team meets an average of 50 artists on a 1-2-1 basis. So feel free to get in touch through our contact page – or if you want to discuss something specific, individual team member details can be found below.


Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Spring 19
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Spring 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors