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Impact of Regional Producing Theatres

In 2018 Leeds Playhouse was one of 13 venues who jointly commissioned a study on the changing role and impact of England’s major regional producing theatres. The final report was due to be published in March of this year. The report demonstrates how the sector successfully adapted in very challenging times to deliver more for […]

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Black Lives Matter – Leeds Playhouse Statement

Leeds Playhouse commits to being an anti-racist organisation, providing a safe and supportive environment for black colleagues and communities, and contributing to the advancement of progressive values around equity of representation and dismantling discriminatory structures.   The recent horrific murder of George Floyd and vital demonstrations of support for Black Lives Matter have sharpened our […]

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An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance Makers

As we share this open letter, we’re delighted to be announcing Jamie Fletcher as our Freelance Task Force Member. Jamie joins freelancers from across the country including Leeds based theatre maker and Leeds Playhouse Associate Artist Pauline Mayers who will be sponsored by Improbable Theatre, and Hannah Quigley and Nadeem Islam who will be sponsored […]

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Playhouse Connect

Leeds Playhouse’s creative response to these rapidly changing times. When our doors closed to the public as Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, our live stage work and Furnace artistic development programme stopped abruptly, and our Creative Engagement community work temporarily paused. Our natural instinct as artists, in a moment of crisis, is to bring people together […]

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Leeds Playhouse Announces the co-production of Barber Shop Chronicles with National Theatre and Fuel for National Theatre at Home

Never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play Barber Shop Chronicles, a co-production with Leeds Playhouse and Fuel, will be streamed live by the National Theatre on Thursday 14 May at 7PM BST. Captured at the National Theatre in January 2018 during its second sold-out run at the Dorfman theatre, the production went on to […]

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What’s New Pussycat? To be rescheduled

Production on What’s New Pussycat? was due to begin this summer. Unfortunately due to the current travel and social restrictions we have had to postpone this exciting new musical featuring the hit songs of music legend Tom Jones. Moving the production to a future date will allow our International creative team the time and resources to come together and mount this […]

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See you soon

We hope you’re staying safe during these difficult times. As you know, following government instructions theatre buildings are currently closed to the public. It is with great regret that we have now made the decision to cancel or postpone productions for the remainder of the Spring/Summer Season up to Sunday 5 July. Ticket-holders are being […]

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Cancelled Performances

Following the Government’s instructions this week, Leeds Playhouse has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone productions which were scheduled to begin before 9 May. This includes the postponement of the Playhouse and Opera North’s co-production of A Little Night Music which was due to begin rehearsing this Monday, and to open on 9 May. […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Following advice from SOLT/UK Theatre in response to the Government’s announcement, all performances of Oliver Twist, Be The Example, Be The Voice and Missing People are cancelled this week. Further updates to follow, and we’ll be in touch with ticket holders about these shows and future events. Read up to date information and advice here

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Empathy, resilience and power – a week-long celebration of work by young people at Leeds Playhouse

Be the Example, Be the Voice is a festival of original devised work made with, for and by young people at Leeds Playhouse. Running from 16 – 21 March, it is a key part of the Playhouse Youth programme, which is generously supported by The Emerald Foundation. It encourages young people to explore the world […]

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