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Leeds Playhouse announces year-long season of bold, powerful and resonant productions

Leeds Playhouse announced today a year-long programme of work, in a Pop-Up theatre on the Playhouse’s current site, and across partner venues in the city and Leeds City Region, whilst the Capital Redevelopment project transforms the existing theatre building. Leeds Playhouse to present an ambitious season of bold work in a Pop-Up theatre and across […]

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Leeds Playhouse: same theatre, new name, new chapter

West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced it will change its name to Leeds Playhouse. The name change marks a new chapter in the theatre’s 50 year history, embracing its role at the heart of the cultural life in the Leeds City Region, and echoing the original name of the Playhouse which first opened in 1970. The […]

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Victoria Leeds to provide West Yorkshire Playhouse with vital support throughout redevelopment period

West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced Victoria Leeds will provide vital support throughout their redevelopment period, offering in-kind use of office and activity space, and a temporary Box Office space for the Playhouse’s Pop-Up Theatre, whilst their main building undergoes major building works. A venue on 7 – 25 Eastgate, just across the road from the […]

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Leading producing theatres join forces to commission a new piece of writing for young people

Six leading producing theatres have announced today a joint commission with Andy McGregor to create a piece of new writing for, with and about young people. The Scottish born theatre director, writer and composer McGregor, whose recent work includes Naughty Cat and the Cheesy Moon (Edinburgh Fringe, RCS) and Love 2.0 (Sleeping Warrior, Scottish tour), entered the winning submission in an […]

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From a flat in Seacroft to Headingley Stadium, West Yorkshire Playhouse tours Bennett’s much-loved monologues to all 29 Leeds postcodes

Celebrating relationships with communities and organisations across the city, West Yorkshire Playhouse last week (4 – 9 June) performed individual monologues from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads in 28 Leeds postcodes, with the tour concluding this week at the Playhouse in LS2, the 29th postcode. Visiting flats in Seacroft and Chapel Allerton, houses in Middleton and […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse and Irwin Mitchell partner to advocate culture in Leeds

Continuing their advocacy of a rich arts and culture ecology in our city, the Leeds office of law firm Irwin Mitchell last week (7 June) partnered with West Yorkshire Playhouse to host an evening performance of A Bed Among The Lentils, one of Leeds writers Alan Bennett’s much-loved Talking Heads monologues, in their Leeds offices. […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse searches for Leeds’ heart in epic community celebration ahead of redevelopment

In a celebration of the people of Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse will present Searching for the Heart of Leeds as the final production in the Quarry Theatre ahead of the capital redevelopment. Over 70 talented individuals from the community will take part in the production performing in roles both offstage and on, alongside six community […]

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50 year landmark moment for West Yorkshire Playhouse

Today marks a milestone in the Playhouse’s history, as 50 years ago the campaign for Leeds to have its own Playhouse was heard before a public meeting held at the Leeds Town Hall. The campaign, which began four years before, had rapidly gained momentum resulting in widespread public support calling for a purpose-built producing theatre […]

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Full casting announced for West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Talking Heads

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced today the six actors playing iconic roles in their new production Talking Heads, by celebrated Leeds writer Alan Bennett. The monologues, directed by Artistic Director James Brining, Associate Director Amy Leach and Director in Residence John R. Wilkinson, will be presented in rep this June ahead of the theatre’s major […]

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10 facts you may not know about Sunshine on Leith

The foot-stomping Sunshine on Leith is in full swing here at West Yorkshire Playhouse, with audiences dancing in the aisles to the toe-tapping music of The Proclaimers. With just under a month to catch the show in our Quarry Theatre before it embarks on a UK tour, we’ve put together a handy guide covering everything you need to […]

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Autumn 18 / Spring 19
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors