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Theatre of Sanctuary National Network Meeting hosted by Leeds Playhouse

On Friday 15 November, Leeds Playhouse in partnership with City of Sanctuary will host the inaugural networking meeting for theatres from across the country working to support Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The network is an opportunity for organisations to work together sharing best practice and responding to different political or world situations. The Refugee Council […]

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What’s it like to be part of the Furnace Festival? Two Leeds Playhouse Young Company members share their stories

What happens when you select a group of talented individuals who are each creative but who have different approaches to the creative arts? Leeds Playhouse Young Company is the answer. We are a collective, a performance company, an ensemble, a hive of creativity. And, as a collective, we have a work-in-progress preview at Furnace Scratch […]

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Leeds Playhouse announce new partnership with Gateley

Leeds Playhouse has secured a new sponsorship agreement with legal and professional services group, Gateley. The deal sees the Leeds office of Gateley partner with the theatre over the next 12 months including sponsorship for the upcoming Christmas production, The Wizard of Oz. Leeds Playhouse, which sits within the city’s cultural quarter, reopened last month […]

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Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining talks about his fresh, dynamic take on The Wizard of Oz

Why have you chosen The Wizard of Oz for the Playhouse’s first Christmas after its £15.8 million redevelopment? ‘The Christmas show in the Quarry at the Playhouse is a big event that attracts tens of thousands of people. For many, it’s a special occasion that marks the festive season, so we’re always looking for a […]

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Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre production launches Leeds City College’s new state-of-the-art theatre

Leeds City College has launched its state-of-the-art drama facility at its newly opened Quarry Hill Campus with a special collaborative performance in partnership with Leeds Playhouse. The 200-capacity theatre hosted Influence, a powerful and energetic piece inspired by modern TV hits like Stranger Things. The Leeds City College and Leeds Playhouse partnership is part of […]

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Northern Man Festival – starting conversations around mental health and wellbeing

  Join us on Saturday 16 November, 12pm – 4.30pm for the Northern Man Festival. A lively, interactive space to talk about men’s health and wellbeing, the festival hosts pop-up performances, arts activities, a post-show discussion after the Reasons to Stay Alive matinee, and a ‘booted and suited’ area offering men free clothes and haircuts […]

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Inspiring, incisive and uplifting – New play by Frances Poet on living with dementia for Spring 2020

Maggie May, a new play by Frances Poet, is to be staged in Spring 2020 in a co-production by Leeds Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. This inspiring, incisive and uplifting play signifies a strong commitment by each of the venues to creating new, positive work about people living with dementia. Directed by Jemima Levick, Maggie […]

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Triple bill of family fun at Leeds Playhouse this autumn

Leeds Playhouse is staging a terrific trio of shows for teeny-tiny theatregoers this autumn featuring lovable characters, live music and lots of magic. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, which runs from 28–30 October in the Courtyard, sees Eric Carle’s timeless classic make its way from page to stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, this critically acclaimed […]

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Leeds Playhouse makes its first casting announcement for The Wizard of Oz – including not one but two local Dorothys

Leeds Playhouse has revealed a wonderful cast for its spectacular festive family musical, The Wizard of Oz, which will be transporting audiences to the Emerald City from 20 November 2019 to 25 January 2020. Directed by Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sunshine on Leith) in the redeveloped Quarry theatre, this […]

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Leeds Playhouse And Opera North get back together for A Little Night Music

Leeds Playhouse and Opera North today announce a stellar team of cast and creatives for their second major collaboration, a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s exquisitely acerbic A Little Night Music, opening at Leeds Playhouse in May 2020. Leeds Playhouse’s Artistic Director James Brining returns to direct, following his work on the two Leeds-based companies’ […]

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