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West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse is a leading producing theatre complex in Leeds, with a well-established national reputation. It operates a mixed programme including some of the best contemporary touring companies. A community, education and outreach programme underpins the theatre's activities and the company supports the development of new writers.

The Playhouse has developed  ‘First Floor’, which is a multi-disciplinary participatory arts space for young people in and outside formal education.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,497,950
  • 2013-2014: £1,533,901
  • 2014-2015: £1,573,782

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West Yorkshire Playhouse Dementia Friendly Performance - White Christmas 2014

On Tuesday 16 December at 2pm, West Yorkshire Playhouse hosted its first dementia-friendly performance of White Christmas

Little Sure Shot Trailer

15 - 18 April Written by Lucy Rivers Directed by Amy Leach Designed by Hayley Grindle

Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov A new version by Samuel Adamson Director Mark Rosenblatt Designer Dick Bird

Uncle Vanya Trailer

By Anton Chekhov A new version by Samuel Adamson Directed by Mark Rosenblatt Designed by Dick Bird

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Boi Boi Is Dead trailer

Boi Boi is Dead 14 February - 7 March 2015 West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tiata Fahodzi & Watford Palace Theatre Production

West Yorkshire Playhouse presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Watch the trailer

Irving Berlin's White Christmas trailer - West Yorkshire Playhouse

White Christmas 20 Second UK TV Ad

West Yorkshire Playhouse TV Advert for Irving Berlin's White Christmas starring Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett. Showing until 24 January 2015.

James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood Directed by Max Webster

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

22 November 2014 - 3 January 2015 Based on the book by Raymond Briggs Adapted by Pins and Needles

The Last Post

White Christmas trumpeter Anthony Thompson leads West Yorkshire Playhouse in Remembrance

White Christmas: behind the scenes of our photo shoot

Behind the scenes of the publicity photo shoot for WHITE CHRISTMAS, with Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett. Directed by Nikolai Foster, West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of Irving Berlin's iconic musical runs from 24 November - 17 January.

Ballad Of The Burning Star

Multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum presents an explosive tale. Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas, an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love.

OUTNUMBERED: meet our male Heydays members

HEYDAYS is West Yorkshire Playhouse's creative arts programme for older people, with over 300 members attending weekly to take part in a range of varied, stimulating activities in a safe and supportive environment. This short film focusses on a group of men who attend Heydays, and what they gain from being involved. This film was made possible by generous funding from Leeds Older People’s Forum.

The Crucible - Behind the Scenes Interviews

Director James Brining and actor Kate Phillips discuss Arthur Miller's classic The Crucible. West Yorkshire Playhouse 29 September - 25 October.'s-on/2014/the-crucible/

The Crucible at West Yorkshire Playhouse

By Arthur Miller Directed by James Brining

My Perfect Mind trailer

Told By An Idiot presents My Perfect Mind. Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter perform in this moving and comic exploration of the human spirit through the prism of King Lear.

Secret Theatre: Woyzeck

A mind-boggling staging of George Buchner's masterpiece of a man, murder and madness.

Secret Theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire

A radical reclaiming of Tennessee Williams' classic tale of lust, jealousy and pride

Secret Theatre: Show 6

A new thriller set in a dystopian world, written by award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill

Secret Theatre: Glitterland

A thrilling story of power, corruption and revenge adapted from John Webster's The White Devil

Betty Blue Eyes

A Mercury Theatre Colchester, Liverpool Everman & Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-Production. Originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music and lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe Based on the HANDMADE film 'A Private Function' Adapted from the screenplay by Alan Bennett

Enjoy by Alan Bennett - The Making Of

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Alan Bennett Season

The Threepenny Opera

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company present The Threepenny Opera By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill English translation of the dialogue by Robert David MacDonald. English translation of the lyrics by Jeremy Sams. Original German text based on Elisabeth Hauptmann's German Translation of John Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

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West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playhouse Square

53.797981, -1.53275

  • 53.797981 -1.53275

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