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Working Together

We are committed to nurturing a resilient and sustainable ecology for artists to create new theatre in Leeds.

We work in partnership with arts organisations locally and nationally, constantly creating and developing these relationships, because we believe we are only as strong as the creative community we serve.

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Upcoming Partnerships

  • Speak Volumes

    Speak volumes is a new creative residency programme for theatre artists, delivered in partnership between Leeds Libraries and Leeds Playhouse.

    We’re looking for two theatre artists or companies who love libraries as much as we do to spend four weeks in situ at Leeds Central Library and branch libraries around Leeds. These four weeks will be spent exploring, talking to library members and working with library staff to uncover materials or areas of interest that could be the inspiration for a new piece of theatre.

    Each of the two artists or companies will be paid a fee of £2,000 to undertake the residency.

    Click here to find out more

    Download the equal opportunities form here


    Do you identify as D/deaf and/or Disabled?

    Are you aged over 18?

    Are you creatively curious and have something to say to the world?

    Ever thought about directing for theatre?


    This Spring, Leeds Playhouse will run a course exploring what directing is, in a supportive and encouraging environment for people who identify as D/deaf and/or Disabled. Sessions will be practical and will be led by two Directors from Leeds Playhouse – Associate Director Amy Leach and Agent for Change John R. Wilkinson.

    The course is FREE and there will be a small stipend to cover travel expenses for all participants. BSL interpreters and access workers will be on hand to support up to ten participants.

    This course is generously supported by the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS).


    If you’d like to find out more, please come along to one of our taster sessions on either

    Thursday 7 March from 7-8pm
    Wednesday 13 March from 7-8pm

    Book your place for a taster session here or email John Wilkinson for more information.


    The course will explore the basics of what a Theatre Director does, what their roles and responsibilities are, and lots of practical exploration of their role from prepping a play and the design process, to working with actors.

    The course will also include free tickets to watch two Leeds Playhouse productions.

    You don’t have to have any experience in theatre and/or theatre directing to take part in this course.


    If you want to find out more, come to one of our taster sessions or contact John Wilkinson

    You also need to complete a sign-up sheet by Friday 15 March, available here or contact John Wilkinson if you need it in a different format.

    We’ll let you know if you have a place on the course by Friday 22 March.

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