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The Riley Theatre

The Riley Theatre


The Riley Theatre at the Northern School for Contemporary Dance hosts a year-round programme of events and performances.

The theatre offers audiences the opportunity to see performances by professional visiting companies as well as NSCD student showcases and community platforms.

NSCD’s student performances have always packed the school’s Riley Theatre – delighting audiences and critics alike. The distinctive performance abilities of dance artists trained at the school are developed through an intensive and varied performance programme which includes the creation of new work on students by visiting professional choreographers and regular opportunities for students to create and perform their own work.

The school also has its own contemporary dance company called Verve which performs at the Riley Theatre and across the UK and Europe.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Open all the time


The Manager

0113 219 3000


98 Chapletown Road,



See location of The Riley Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 308353  Lat: 53.81323 Long: -1.53329

By Car:

At the A61/A6120 roundabout on the Leeds Outer Ring Road, follow signs to Leeds. At next immediate roundabout take Harrogate Road (not the A61) through Moortown and Chapel Allerton. Harrogate Road then turns into Chapeltown Road and the NSCD will be on the left.

By Public Transport:

Regular Services 2, 3, 3A and 46, from the city centre to Chapeltown, stop
directly outside the NSCD.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed