Opportunities & events

We offer lots of opportunities and events as part of our Furnace programme to help locally-rooted artists develop their career and projects.

The best way to find out about the current crop of opportunities and events for artists at the Playhouse, and to get exclusive previews of what’s coming up, is to sign up to our Furnace newsletter.

You will find free workshops below and on our What’s on pages.

Jobs and paid opportunities on our Vacancies page.

And regular updates about exciting opportunities and events right here.



For artists
Furnace Tuesdays

23 Jan – 15 Oct 2024

Some people go to the gym to hone their body – now you can hone your creative skills at Furnace Tuesdays.

For artists
Furnace Festival 24

Furnace Festival is Leeds Playhouse's annual celebration of the new work, artists and partnerships we develop each year through our Furnace.

Children & young people
Youth Theatre: Young Techies

12 – 16 Aug 2024

A week-long course to introduce young people to technical theatre skills, including Sound, Lighting, Set and Costume Design, Stage Management and Props. Limited places available: fill out the application form by 17 June.

Current opportunities

For Artists: Big Brews

Wed 5 Jun and Sat 8 Jun 2024

Join us for a FAQ session with Rio Matchett, Furnace Producer at Leeds Playhouse.

Yorkshire Disabled Creatives

Every two months

The sessions will be a mixture of professional development, industry talks from established disabled creatives, and an opportunity to connect with other local theatre makers.


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell