What’s On

Here are details of Leeds Arts Centre’s current and future productions – if you’re looking for information about our past productions, please see our production archive.

Leeds Arts Centre perform at the Carriageworks Theatre in Millennium Square, Leeds. You can contact the Box Office on 0113 376 0318.

If you would like to audition or help out backstage for any of our productions, please contact us.

Productions

Blood and Ice
by Liz Lochheaddirected by Camilla Asher
Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st October 2017
Upstairs @ The Carriageworks

Liz Lochhead – Scots Makar, or the National Poet for Scotland, from 2011 to 2016 – tells the tale of the creation of the story of Frankenstein. Through Mary Shelley’s flashbacks we see the eerie similarities between the story of Frankenstein and her own life.

This beautifully written play gives an interesting insight into the lives of Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, and covers philosophical and political issues that are almost as topical now as they were back in the 19th Century.

Come and watch another side to Frankenstein in its 200th year!

Tickets are on sale, available from the City Centre Box Office in the Town Hall and, before performances, from the Carriageworks Box Office in the Electric Press building on Millennium Square. Please call in person, or telephone 0113 376 0318. You can also book your tickets online.

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harlingdirected by Zöe Freedman
Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd February 2018
The Carriageworks Main Stage

Six friends gather in Truvy’s beauty salon to discuss love and friendship, share their hopes and dreams and support each other through the ups and downs of life.

The play (on which the classic 1980s film is based) follows the lives of six strong, individual and interesting women. The story covers Shelby’s decision to have a child despite her diabetes and the impact this has on her mother M’Lynn, Clairee’s friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser, Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer to revival-tent Christian, and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her life.

This is a moving, powerful and often funny piece of theatre.

We will be holding a reading of Steel Magnolias on 28th September, with open autitions on 24th and 26th October.

Far From the Madding Crowd
by Thomas Hardy, adapted by Matthew Whitedirected by Maria Kwater
Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th May 2018
The Carriageworks Main Stage
Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomasdirected by Dean Franklin
Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th July 2018
The Carriageworks Main Stage

Other events

Leeds Arts Centre organises many other events for its members, including play readings, workshops, social events and more. To find what’s coming up, and discover how you could get involved, please contact us.

Unspoken
Unspoken
The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown
After Midnight – Before Dawn
After Midnight – Before Dawn
The Weir
The Weir
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Top Girls
Top Girls
Macbeth
Macbeth
The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party