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A creatively curious collaboration: West Yorkshire Playhouse announce first ever Young Company

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced their first Young Company, a collective of 12 creatively curious artists aged 18 – 25 who will collaborate together with the Playhouse over the coming months. Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Young Company is a cohort of 12 early career artists from across Leeds, including actors, writers and […]

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Airplays – putting radio dramas centre stage

West Yorkshire Playhouse and BBC Radio Leeds will once again join forces to create Airplays, a brand new project putting radio dramas centre stage. This new collaboration between the Playhouse, BBC Radio Leeds and in association with Leeds College of Music will see four 15 minute radio plays, chosen from an open call out, performed […]

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Jill Halfpenny to star in world premiere of The Girl on the Train at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Full casting was announced today for the world premiere of The Girl on the Train, the brand new stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ gripping novel adapted by Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel. Directed by Old Vic Associate Director Joe Murphy (Woyzeck, Old Vic), The Girl on the Train is produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse in […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse to take Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads to all Leeds postcodes

To bring the curtain down on the Playhouse’s Courtyard stage ahead of its redevelopment, West Yorkshire Playhouse will present six of Alan Bennett’s iconic Talking Heads at the Playhouse and across the city of Leeds. The monologues will be directed by Artistic Director James Brining, Associate Director Amy Leach and Director in Residence John R. […]

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Significant Interventions – changing perspectives of disability on stage

Ramps on the Moon Our Country’s Good Article by Matt Trueman “People are still put off by the label disability theatre,” says actor Garry Robson. “They don’t see it as professional theatre. To them, it reeks of theatre for health or charity.” Robson knows what he’s talking about. A wheelchair user, having contracted polio as […]

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Cloughie in the community – The Damned United to tour Leeds Venues this April

Continuing West Yorkshire Playhouse’s commitment to taking artistic work into Leeds communities, this April The Damned United will visit venues across the city following its Playhouse run. The production, currently playing on the Playhouse stage, will embark on a tour visiting community and non-traditional venues including working men’s clubs and sports centres; taking the beautiful […]

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Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a journey through the life and songs of one of the greatest musical theatre composers of the 20th century, comes to City Varieties, Leeds from 15 – 21 June. The glamorous world of cabaret is the setting for an exhilarating tour of highlights from the Kurt Weill songbook, from […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Art Bistro join forces to present audacious new work

West Yorkshire Playhouse is partnering with Live Art Bistro to co-present two shows at LAB’s venue on Regent Street this Spring, in a continuation of the Playhouse’s commitment to ensuring Leeds has one of the most vibrant cultural landscapes in the country. LAB will host two innovative contemporary shows, Mind The Gap’s Mia: Daughters of […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse announces five-year partnership with SOYO

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced a five-year cultural partnership with SOYO as part of the landmark Playhouse redevelopment project. Confirmed as a Principal Capital Partner, SOYO (part of the Yorkshire-based Caddick Group) provides a welcome boost to the Playhouse’s redevelopment and vital financial support through this period of revitalisation. SOYO, the £300m redevelopment within Leeds’ […]

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West Yorkshire Playhouse to tour short plays co-written by people living with dementia into care homes

Three, a triple bill of short plays co-written by people living with dementia commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse, will tour care homes and community settings in and around Leeds, with performances sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which supports the research of the NHS. Part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Every Third […]

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Autumn 18 / Spring 19
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Autumn 18 / Spring 19
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