West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UP
  • Box office 0113 213 7700
  • Bar open 5.30pm–late.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–5pm (until 7pm on performance days).
  • Email
  • Website www.wyp.org.uk
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West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse is one of the leading producing theatres in the North of England. It was established in 1990 when its predecessor, Leeds Playhouse, relocated as part of the regeneration of the Quarry Hill area. The theatre regularly stages original shows as well as receiving touring productions, and several of its own have transferred to the West End.

Besides its theatre work, West Yorkshire Playhouse also functions as a music venue and maintains a thriving outreach programme with initiatives such as the Playhouse Youth Theatre; First Floor, its city centre venue for young people; and school and college workshops.

  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1990

Events at this venue

There are 18 events at this location

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Barber Shop Chronicles

  • Directed by: Bijan Sheibani
  • Written by: Inua Ellams

Bijan Sheibani directs the National Theatre's co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse of Inua Ellams' dynamic drama, which explores the timely concerns, personal trials and tribulations of the customers and staff of barber shops in London, Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra.

Sat 22 Jul

Courtyard Theatre

£13.50–£30 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Tue 25 Jul

Courtyard Theatre

£13.50–£30 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Wed 26 Jul

Courtyard Theatre

£13.50–£30 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 29 Jul

Carnival Chronicles

Melody and Cyril tell their story of migration, love, loss and celebration in a love story spanning 50 years, from the Caribbean to Leeds, written and directed by Zodwa Nyoni.

Mon 11 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

Free booking is advised / 0113 213 7700

  • 18:30

Cock and Bull

A piece of physical theatre exploring the the dominant paradigms of politics.

Wed 20 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£12.50 / 0161 833 9833

  • 20:30

The Community Showcase

Music, poetry and a short play by award-winning Mark Catley, all performed by Community Company members.

Sat 22 Jul

Quarry Theatre

£6 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

(The Fall Of) The Master Builder

A thrilling, contemporary version of Ibsen's classic written by celebrated British playwright Zinnie Harris.

Sat 30 Sep

£13.50–£31 (£13.50–£28) / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Tue 3 Oct

£13.50–£31 (£13.50–£28) / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Wed 4 Oct

£13.50–£31 (£13.50–£28) / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45
…and 13 more dates until 21 Oct

For Love Or Money

A daft comedy about greed. It's the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and…

Tue 26 Sep

£13.50–£22 (£13.50–£19) / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Sep

£13.50–£22 (£13.50–£19) / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£13.50–£22 (£13.50–£19) / 0113 213 7700

  • 13:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

Frantic Ignition

Dance workshop for men ages 16–20.

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 0113 213 7700

  • 11:00 – 16:00

The Gruffalo's Child

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)

Tall Stories presents Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventures of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

Tue 25 Jul

Quarry Theatre

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Wed 26 Jul

Quarry Theatre

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Thu 27 Jul

Quarry Theatre

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 11:00
  • 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Jul

Instructions For Border Crossing

Alex Swift directs a contemporary tale set in an unstable world, written and performed by Daniel Bye.

Fri 15 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

Sat 16 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Tue 19 Sep

£13.50–£31 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:15

Wed 20 Sep

£13.50–£31 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:15

Thu 21 Sep

£13.50–£31 / 0113 213 7700

  • 13:30
  • 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 23 Sep

Northern Ballet: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Daniel de Andrade directs this heart-breaking story based upon the book by John Boyne, set during the Second World War, about two young boys who form an innocent friendship, despite being divided by a barbed wire fence.

Tue 5 Sep

£10–£35 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Sep

£10–£35 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Sep

£10–£35 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

Partition

Nick Ahad's radio play created live in front of the audience to commemorate the 70th anniversary of India's partition and the creation of Pakistan, directed by Stefan Escreet.

Fri 8 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

Phone for availability / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Sat 9 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

Phone for availability / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Queen Of Chapeltown

The story of the birth of Leeds West Indian Carnival woven from first hand accounts collected by Colin Grant, curated by Burt Caesar and directed by Associate Director Amy Leach.

Tue 12 Sep

£15 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:00

Wed 13 Sep

£15 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:00

Thu 14 Sep

£15 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:00

Fri 15 Sep

£15 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:00

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Sat 7 Oct

£17 / 0113 213 7700

This House

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: James Graham

Jeremy Herrin directs a revival of James Graham's acutely observed political drama set in the halls of Westminster in 1974, when the UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. A National Theatre production in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and Headlong.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0113 213 7700

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0113 213 7700

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0113 213 7700

…and 13 more dates until 10 Mar 2018

Two Man Show

A playful new show from RashDash about gender and masculinity.

Thu 21 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:30

Fri 22 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 20:30

Woke

The rapper and World Record holding beatboxer Testament takes on the twin juggernauts of hip-hop and feminism.

Wed 20 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

Thu 21 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

Fri 22 Sep

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

You've Changed

Kate O'Donnell shines a light on the ins and outs and ups and downs of transitioning through song, dance, hard-won wisdom and hilarity.

Tue 19 Sep

Barber Studio

£12.50 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:00

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