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Leeds Playhouse’s pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope wins prestigious National Dementia Care Award

Leeds Playhouse’s pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope Every Third Minute, has won a National Dementia Care Award in the ‘Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care’ category. The awards, which took place at the UK Dementia Congress on Thursday 8 November in Brighton, highlight the excellence, innovation and best practice taking place throughout […]

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Artistic Directors of the Future Board Shadowing Programme – providing a seat in the boardroom for 10 culturally diverse artists and leaders at five leading theatres in the North

Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) is proud to officially launch their new programme: ADF Board Shadowing Programme: Yorkshire Edition, in partnership with Leeds Playhouse, Hull Truck Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, Stephen Joseph Theatre and York Theatre Royal. This first of its kind initiative, over the duration of four months offers 10 ADF Members from a […]

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5 minutes with Jo Mousley and Dan Parr

1.       What’s the most interesting thing about working on Europe so far? Jo Mousley (JM): Europe is a brilliantly written and thought provoking play with so many layers. It’s themes have stimulated so much discussion in the rehearsal room. The most interesting part of rehearsals is also the most challenging. Research has been intense with my […]

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Fuel Announces Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles Will Embark On An Extensive Uk Tour In Spring 2019

The runaway success of Inua Ellams’ highly acclaimed play Barber Shop Chronicles continues as today Kate McGrath, Director of Fuel, is delighted to confirm that Barber Shop Chronicles will tour the UK from March 2019. Working closely with a national partnership of venues (including Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic with MAYK and Royal […]

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Leeds Playhouse, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Young Film And Northern Ballet To Partner With The Burberry Foundation For The First In-School Arts And Culture Programme To Study Impact Of Arts Education On Young People’s Lives

The Burberry Foundation is launching in Yorkshire the first in-school programme of its scope and scale to understand how deep experience of the arts can have a positive effect on young people’s lives. The impact of the four-year long programme will be studied by researchers from The Policy Institute at King’s College London, who will […]

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Leeds Playhouse partners with The Leeds Library to produce brand new play celebrating 250th anniversary

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of The Leeds Library, Leeds Playhouse in partnership with The Leeds Library and Leeds Libraries have commissioned a brand new play celebrating the legacy of the historic institution. The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find, written by West Yorkshire writer Emma Adams (Tiny Shoes, Leeds Playhouse and Brontë Parsonage, Animals, Theatre […]

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Extra A Christmas Carol performances added at Leeds Playhouse due to popular demand

Leeds Playhouse is extending the run of festive family favourite A Christmas Carol for a further week. Opening at the end of November, this magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will now run until Saturday 19 January. It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of Christmas cheer, […]

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Successful radio drama Partition returns to Leeds Playhouse before embarking on schools tour

Radio drama Partition returns to Leeds Playhouse this October ahead of a run at Bradford Alhambra before culminating with a major tour of Leeds schools. The radio drama, performed live last year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the partition of India, returns to Leeds Playhouse ahead of a run at The Studio, Bradford Alhambra for pupils […]

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Leeds Playhouse support brand new festival Tonight We Fly

This Autumn Leeds Playhouse are supporting brand new festival Tonight We Fly, a week of performances, conversations and installations taking place across the city. A collaboration between Fuel, Leeds Playhouse, The Holbeck, Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds Library, Leeds Town Hall, Live Art Bistro, SlungLow, Transform, University of Leeds and The People of Leeds, Tonight […]

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Leeds Playhouse finalists in the National Dementia Care Awards

Leeds Playhouse has been announced as finalists in the National Dementia Care Awards’ ‘Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care’ category for the Every Third Minute Festival which took place earlier this year. An ambitious and innovative festival of theatre, dementia and hope, Every Third Minute was the very first theatre festival of its kind […]

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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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