We work in partnership with local, national and international organisations and strategic initiatives.

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Examples of ongoing partnerships include:

Venues North – a network of venues from across the North of England committed to supporting artists create new work

Queer Arts North – a network of arts organisations strategically supporting LGBTQIA+ arts, artists, organisations, venues and festivals across the North of England

Ramps on the Moon – a collaborative partnership of six National Portfolio Organisation theatres, funded by Arts Council England, aiming to enrich the stories we tell and the way we tell them by normalising the presence of deaf and disabled people both on stage and off.

Yorkshire Disabled Creatives – bi-monthly networking sessions hosted on rotation by Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and Barnsley Civic for deaf, disabled, learning disabled and neurodivergent theatre makers in Yorkshire. Email to register your interest.

Mind the Gap – England’s leading learning disability performance and live arts company

Transform – an engine room for powerful performance, creating exhilarating festivals and work year-round to catalyse future-gazing artists and creatives to reimagine what theatre can be

Examples of project-based partnerships include:

Artistic Directors of the Future – an arts leadership training and membership organisation whose mission is to increase the number of Global Majority arts professionals in leadership positions in the UK

Papatango – an Olivier Award-winning theatre company who champion the next generation of brilliant playwrights, especially those who might otherwise lack pathways into theatre

ETT – a UK-based international touring company creating theatre of outstanding quality, imagination and ambition, which interrogates and celebrates contemporary England and reflects the diversity of our nation

Eclipse – the leading Black-led touring company in the UK, at the forefront of delivering diverse programming in theatre, film and radio

RTYDS (Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme) – the UK’s foremost programme of paid professional development for theatre directors


tutti frutti – a children’s theatre company creating high-quality, story-based shows for children aged 3+, which tour to theatres, schools and community venues across the UK and around the world

New Earth – a national touring theatre company that places British East and South East Asian artists and communities at the heart of its work

Kali Theatre – ground-breaking new theatre by women writers of South Asian descent

Jerwood Arts – the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive

JMK Trust – provides young and emerging theatre directors with awards, guidance and development opportunities

Stage One – supporting theatre producers through educational programmes and investment schemes

Leeds Conservatoire – a specialist conservatoire delivering expert music and performing arts education to a community of more than 1,200 students

The Performance Ensemble – an ensemble theatre company of older performers, making art with the experience of age

The Mayers Ensemble – creating shows that come to life at the meeting point of dance and theatre, led by choreographer and theatre maker Pauline Mayers


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

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell