Past shows

Dave Johns, I Filum Star / I Stand Up

29 Apr 2023

Dave Johns, star of Ken Loach’s multi-award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, brings his incredibly funny and heartwarming story to Leeds Playhouse.

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In Conversation with Ken Loach

26 Apr 2023

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from British film director Ken Loach as he sits down with collaborator Dave Johns for one night only.


25 Apr 2023

Combining striking imagery and poetic language, Cormorants tells the story of our relationship with nature, and each other in a world premiere solo performance by award-winning Hong Kong cultural leader Augustine Mok Chiu Yu.

Open Iftar 2023

11 Apr 2023

We’re opening our doors for our second annual Open Iftar. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are fasting or not.

Students and teachers
Playhouse production
Lord of the Flies

18 Mar – 8 Apr 2023

Audio Described

William Golding's menacing 20th century classic is brought to life in a must-see modern staging.

Playhouse production
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Sharing our Harehills

25 Mar 2023

Remas, a curious young person, two roving reporters and a mysterious taximan take us on a journey through the sights and sounds of Harehills to discover what makes it so…

Hello Stranger

24 Mar 2023

Enjoy an evening of conversation about the landscape of UK performance design, with a panel Q&A of exhibited artists. Not just for designers, this social get together is for everyone.

The Feminist Killjoy Handbook – Book Launch

13 Mar 2023

Join us for the launch of Sara Ahmed‘s new book, The Feminist Killjoy Handbook - an ‘in conversation’ event, with the opportunity to buy the book and get it signed by the author.

Students and teachers
Playhouse production
Henry V

9 – 25 Feb 2023

Audio Described

Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, the death of a monarch… Experience Shakespeare’s unnervingly relevant production that offers a different perspective on England’s hero.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

14 – 18 Feb 2023


Based on the Sunday Times best-selling novel, pack your bag for a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances.

Playhouse production
Last few
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical

21 Nov 2022 – 28 Jan 2023

Audio Described

Roald Dahl’s devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and wild confectionary wizard Willy Wonka is brought to life in a brand-new musical.

Rise Up

Performance, music, dance, words and film, featuring globally-recognised Caribbeans and trailblazers from the Leeds Caribbean community and the UK.


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

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell