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Last chance to visit Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre

After a successful ten-month season utilising an ensemble company and a temporary space that had once been its workshops, Leeds Playhouse is approaching the final week of its Pop-Up season. The all-female production of Amanda Whittington’s Be My Baby has met with great acclaim since opening on May 11 moving audiences and critics alike, with […]

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Leeds Playhouse announces re-opening season and everyone is invited

Leeds Playhouse will re-open its doors this October following a £15.8million capital redevelopment that will enable the city’s pioneering theatre to be fully accessible to everyone for the first time. A full season of productions will take place across two rejuvenated and one new performance space, just 15 months since redevelopment work started. Entirely transformed, […]

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Leeds Playhouse search over the rainbow and around Leeds for Dorothy and the Munchkins

Leeds Playhouse has today announced they’ll be hosting open auditions to cast young people to play the roles of Dorothy and the Young Ensemble in their much-loved family musical The Wizard of Oz opening later this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for young actors to perform in the first Christmas production in the Playhouse’s […]

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Last production of the Pop-Up season opens this week at Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse began its extensive redevelopment over a year ago and when the time came to close its auditoria it took the decision to open a pop-up theatre to maintain production, creativity and audiences. After a successful ten-month season utilising an ensemble company the theatre is now preparing to host its last production; Amanda Whittington’s […]

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Cultural Quarter set for skills boost as college and Playhouse set out plans

Large investments in Leeds Playhouse and Leeds City College signal a key ambition for  Quarry Hill to become a leading cultural and educational destination for Leeds. Leeds Playhouse and Leeds City College make a clear commitment to the education of young people through partnership working. Collaboration between organisations will offer cross-working practices and training opportunities […]

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New director announced at Leeds Playhouse as part of a 18-month RTYDS Scheme

Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) – the professional artist development programme for potential, new, emerging and experienced theatre directors – has announced its 18-month Residency placements for 2019. The newly redeveloped Leeds Playhouse will host the scheme from September this year. Sameena Hussain has been awarded a paid residency and the opportunity to direct […]

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Leeds Playhouse scoops prestigious Marketing Excellence Award

Leeds Playhouse were among the winners at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)’s prestigious Marketing Excellence Awards last week, scooping the Best Brand Building Campaign SME accolade for their 2018 rebrand, and high commendation for their ‘Every Third Minute Festival’ in the Best Use of PR category. In 2018 West Yorkshire Playhouse embarked on a […]

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My Beautiful Launderette announced for Autumn 2019

Could anyone in their right mind call this silly little island off of Europe their home? Following the previous announcement of our Christmas show The Wizard of Oz, we’re thrilled to announce we will be staging the major new production of  Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Launderette as part of the first season in the newly refurbished […]

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Ground-breaking smart caption glasses developed by the National Theatre and Leeds Beckett University Professor to be trialled at Leeds Playhouse

This April Leeds Playhouse will trial revolutionary smart caption glasses transforming access to theatre for audiences with hearing impairments. Audience members attending performances of Around the World in 80 Days between 16 – 28 April will be able to use the caption glasses in the Pop-Up theatre. Leeds Beckett University Professor Andrew Lambourne collaborated with the […]

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First All-Female Cast at Leeds Playhouse Pop-Up theatre

Leeds Playhouse is in rehearsal for the final production of its critically acclaimed Pop-Up season. Amanda Whittington’s Be My Baby sees the women of the Ensemble Company perform together for the first time along with new cast member, Mind the Gap’s Anna Gray. Set in a maternity home for young, unmarried women who have ‘made […]

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