Theatre is a meaningful engagement that brings people together. Whether you are looking for comedy or Opera or a musical or something serious with a message, Leeds theatre shows have it all. Leeds is a vibrant city that hosts a variety of theatre programmes that please one and all. Fans of comedy must check out the Improv Comedy Specials, and Comedy Theatre Specials at The Constitutional as well as the comedy shows at The Allerton. Fans of Musicals in Leeds could head over to Carriageworks Theatre. They have been showcasing some exciting musicals like AniMalcolm; We’ve Got Each Other (Almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi Musical) and Grandad’s Island. Leeds theatre events keep coming up with unique ways to entertain you and give you more than a show. One such example is the screening of Melancholia at The Hyde Park Picture house which is followed by a short conversation with Dr Stefan Skrimshire, a lecturer at the University of Leeds in Theology and Religious Studies.
Drama experience is incomplete unless supported by the good theatre. Leeds Grand Theatre situated in the heart of the city is the locals' favorite theatre in Leeds. Boasting of variety theatre from musicals to stand-up, opera to drama and ballet to family shows, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Leeds Playhouse is among the largest producing theatres in the North with two theatres, the Quarry with 750 seats and another smaller and more flexible one, Courtyard, with 350 seats. Within the first six years of operation, Playhouse produced 93 of its productions comprising classics and contemporary British and European drama as well as modern theatre influenced from around the globe. Seven Arts Theatre is an independent art space in Leeds with a capacity of 100 persons, for film, theatre, dance, music, and comedy, aiming to showcase the best of local and regional talent and attracting innovative work while bringing together various cultures along the Leeds 7 corridor, hence Seven Arts. Carriageworks Theatre is yet another favorite with the locals. Performing a wide variety of plays at Carriageworks Theatre is Leeds Arts Centre, a renowned amateur theatre group.
Leeds film festivals are sure to delight theatre and film fanatics. Take your pick from a variety of film festivals like Leeds International Film Festival, Leads Young Film Festival, Independent Directions Film Festival, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds Palestinian Film Festival, and Salaam Pakistan Film Festival among others. If your love for the theatre makes you want to switch to the stage, there are regular workshops and auditions for actors, singers, and dancers at Novotel Leeds Centre. Stagecoach Performing Arts provides part-time performing arts training for children aged 4 - 18 years in Leeds. Found Fiction Writing Festival is an exciting festival that brings together all aspiring writers under one roof to create some fascinating stories. There are also Urban Writing Retreats at Carriageworks Theatre to help you bring out the story you have been building in your mind. From writers to performers to being a witness to these fantastic performances Leeds theatre scene is the place to be for all aspiring theatre lovers.