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At Home

At Home

How it works

Welcome to Leeds Playhouse: At Home.
From here you can watch our online productions on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone or compatible TV. 

At the time of booking, you will be sent a confirmation email. We’ll then email you closer to the time of the show with more details of how you watch the performance online. 

What to expect

Gather around with your household to either:
Watch the pre-recorded performance whenever works best for you or live streamed events. Book online here

Already booked?

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Before planning to watch we recommend you read this guidance, log in and test your access. Then settle in and enjoy the show. 

Making a purchase 

Booked with Leeds Playhouse before?
Log in using your Leeds Playhouse account email address and password. Then click on the production to buy access. 

New to Leeds Playhouse?
At the point of purchasing, you will be prompted to simply add your email address and create a password. Then enter your card details to buy access. When you have purchased, visit the production page to find everything you need to enjoy the show. 

How to watch 

Log in to your account to watch the show
Enter your Leeds Playhouse account email address and password if prompted. You won’t need to if you’re already logged in. Forgotten your password? Request a new one. 

Test ahead of time
Depending on how you choose to view, it may take a bit of time to get things set up. We highly recommend that you run a test first. You can do this by clicking the link to watch in your email and logging in to your account, you will reach a screen which tells you whether the event has started yet. Please refresh this page once you’re ready to watch.

Watch on your desktop, laptop or mobile device
We recommend you watch on yourdesktopcomputer, laptop or a mobile device such as a tablet. 

  • Other Ways to watch

    Use one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Samsung Internet. You may be able to use Internet Explorer however we do not recommend it. 

    The quality of your experience is very dependent on the strength and speed of your internet connection. 

    Watch on your TV

    If you want to watch on your TV we highly recommend you use an HDMI cable. You will only be able to cast or screen mirror to your TV if you have either an AirPlay or Chromecast device.  

    Link your device to your TV with an HDMI cable
    Watch Leeds Playhouse: At Home by plugging a device such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet into your TV via the HDMI socket which features on most TVs, usually at the back or the side. 

    To do this you need an HDMI cable that links your TV to a mobile device, or that has an adapter to allow you to do so. Attach your HDMI cable to the TV socket and plug the other end into the device you will use for streaming. 

    Your device screen may automatically display on your TV. If not, you may need to change your TV’s input settings. Use your remote control to find the source menu and select the HDMI channel associated with the socket your cable is plugged into. You may need to change the sound settings on your device to ensure it is using the TV to project the sound. 

    Now that you have connected your cable and selected the correct channel, use your device to load OUR WEB ADDRESS. You can use our test video to make sure this is working. 

    Cast to your smart TV 

    Do you have a smart TV that supports AirPlay or Chromecast, or a separate AirPlay or Chromecast device? If so, you can cast or screen mirror from your computer, tablet or smart phone. If not, or you’re unsure, we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to test this out. Alternatively use a HDMI cable or view on a computer, tablet or mobile device. 

    Screen mirror the performance from your Apple device to your smart TV by using screen mirroring to project, or ‘mirror’, what is on your smartphone, tablet, or computer and show it on your TV screen without using a cable. The TV will show a replica of what’s displayed on your computer or mobile device, including any movement. If you choose this option you must cast your entire screen with the video running full screen, rather than casting directly from the video player. 

    Use Screen Mirroring to see the entire screen of your Macbook, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. In the control centre tap screen mirroring. If you’re unsure how to do this find out more here. 

    Cast the performance from your Android device or desktop/laptop computer using Google’s Chromecast. 

    • Open Chrome and at the top right, click ‘More’ then ‘Cast’ 
    • Click ‘Sources’ 
    • Click ‘Cast desktop’ 
    • Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content 

    See Chromecast help for more information

    Built-in browser 

    Your smart TV may have an internet browser. If so, you could access the internet through your menu leedsplayhouse.org.uk to navigate to the player and log in. Please noteit can be time-consuming to type the URL text in using your TV remote control and this method does not alwaysresult in the bestviewingexperience. You will also need to log in to your Leeds Playhouse account.

  • Accessibility

    Where applicable accessible performance will be listed.

    British Sign Language

    A signed performance is the usual full production using either creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.  Where available all productions with a BSL interpretation will be listed on the booking page.

    Captions

    These can be activated on the video by clicking settings on the right hand corner and turning them on.

    Audiodescription

    An Audio Described version of the production is available.  This is when a description of visual action is added into the audio for blind and partially sighted customers.  It will be a separate version of the film or stream. 

    If you have any questions on accessibility please contact
    info@leedsplayhouse.org.uk 

  • Need help?

    If you have read the ‘how it works’ guide and you are still having problems, contact our Box Office Team. We have limited phone support, so it may be quicker to email us for a response during these times.

    Email: info@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    Phone: 0113 213 7700
     

Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 21
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors