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

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.

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

Bathsheba Everdene, an independent but naïve young woman in a man’s world, inherits her uncle’s farm. She is loved by three men: Gabriel Oak, her loyal and practical shepherd who she depends upon but uses shamefully; William Boldwood, a prosperous neighbouring farmer who is obsessed by her; and the bewitching but irresponsible Sergeant Troy – she is infatuated with him but he has a dark secret in his past.

Who will Bathsheba marry and, once the wedding bells have stopped ringing, what fresh tragedies will follow?

This classic tale involves passion, intrigue and murder as we follow Bathsheba’s fortunes...

We will be holding a reading of Far From the Madding Crowd on Wednesday 17th January, with open auditions on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February. If required, callbacks will be held on Tuesday 13th February.

Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomasdirected by Dean Franklin
Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th July 2018
The Carriageworks Main Stage

This classic farce opens with Ocford students Jack and Charley planning to declare their love before their sweethearts’ mean guardian whisks them off to the country and out of reach.

After their intended chaperone – Charley’s long-lost aunt Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez – cancels her visit from Brazil, their only recourse is to persuade their chum Lord Fancourt to impersonate her. But when the girls’ guardian and Jack’s father catch the scent of Donna Lucia’s millions, the web of lies gets stickier...

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