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Experience exceptional dance this autumn at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

3 September 2018

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has announced a new season of dance for autumn 2018, opening with the long-awaited return of Northern Ballet with a new Mixed Programme

Northern Ballet announces World Première of Victoria

24 May 2018

Today, on the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, Northern Ballet has announced it is to première Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston in spring 2019.

Henry Moore Institute celebrates its enduring partnership with Leeds Art Gallery.

21 March 2018

Twenty-five years since opening, the Henry Moore Institute celebrates its enduring partnership with Leeds Art Gallery.

Royal Ballet star joins Northern Ballet in Leeds

15 February 2018

Northern Ballet has announced that Royal Ballet star Zenaida Yanowsky will be performing with the Company as a Guest Artist during their run of Las Hermanas / Concerto / Gloria at Leeds Grand Theatre. One of the most exquisite dancers of her generation, award-winning Yanowsky will perform in Las Hermanas for two performances only on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March (eve).

Exhibition celebrates stunning craftsmanship of Thomas Chippendale

8 February 2018

Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design launches a nationwide programme to mark the tercentenary in 2018 of the birth of Thomas Chippendale senior, celebrating his life as furniture maker, designer and entrepreneur. The exhibition will show key pieces from the Royal Collection, Paxton House, Newby Hall, and Dumfries House displayed in a comprehensive, thematic way

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection to come to Leeds in 2019

7 February 2018

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including Leeds Art Gallery.

West Yorkshire Playhouse to host World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People

12 January 2018

Internationally-acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre will present the World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month, as 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush to the UK. Windrush was the ship that brought the first large group of immigrants from the Caribbean and famously began the post-war immigration boom that was to radically change British society.

Christmas at Leeds Town Hall

7 December 2017

The magnificent surroundings of Leeds Town Hall are a perfect backdrop for your Christmas celebrations, and this year they welcome the finest musicians to spread their infectious festive cheer. Here’s what’s in store…

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces final Spring/Summer 2018 Season before embarking on major redevel

7 December 2017

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/Summer 2018 Season presents vital world class theatre, showcasing innovative new work, thrilling drama and uplifting stories of Leeds and the world

Second Dare Art Prize announced by Opera North and the University of Leeds

28 November 2017

The pioneering DARE partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North is seeking applications from creative practitioners in all media for the second DARE Art Prize.

Phoenix at home: A celebration of female choreographers

26 July 2017

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage in September with a performance that celebrates the exceptional female talent within the company.

Northern Ballet gears up for all new Yorkshire season

24 July 2017

Yorkshire audiences are in for a treat this autumn as Northern Ballet prepares to present an ambitious season of new work in the county. The Company will perform The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer; and The Little Mermaid at Yorkshire venues for the first time as well as reviving its popular children’s ballet Ugly Duckling.

Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre announces autumn season of dance

20 July 2017

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for autumn 2017. It will open with Phoenix Dance Theatre’s home performance followed by Northern Ballet’s annual production for children.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to put a spell on West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas

14 July 2017

This festive season will see West Yorkshire Playhouse transformed into the fantasy world of Narnia, as the Playhouse brings to life an enchanting re-imaging of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale

UK's Tallest Mural set to hit Leeds City Skyline

6 June 2017

Work begun this morning on an art installation set to give Leeds international acclaim.

The giant artwork, standing 137 ft. (41.9m) tall will be the UK’s tallest piece of street art, as well as being the finishing touch to a major refurbishment of the landmark building which is to be its canvas.

Will Young and Louise Redknapp lead the cast in Cabaret at Leeds Grand Theatre

6 June 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in a multi-award winning production of Cabaret when it hits Leeds in October.

Playhouse announces dedicated performances to celebrate Refugee Week

18 May 2017

To mark Refugee Week (19 – 25 June) West Yorkshire Playhouse is exploring the reality of refugee experiences through a range of stimulating performances and insightful discussion events.

Miss Meena & The Masala Queens at West Yorkshire Playhouse

17 May 2017

This June sees Miss Meena & the Masala Queens visit West Yorkshire Playhouse, a new production inspired by the British Asian drag queen community.

Opera North Scoops Two Top Awards

10 May 2017

Opera North’s critically-acclaimed concert staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen won two accolades at last night’s prestigious RPS Music Awards.

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces spectacular shows for Christmas 2017

2 May 2017

Christmas magic is stirring at West Yorkshire Playhouse with two enchanting new productions announced for Christmas 2017

Ode to Leeds at West Yorkshire Playhouse

18 April 2017

A stirring new play inspired by the power of poetry and strength of local voices

Take That Show 'The Band' comes to Leeds Grand Theatre 2018

10 April 2017

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have announced that the UK Tour of Tim Firth’s new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, will have a major UK Tour, beginning at Manchester Opera House on 8 September; with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017 it takes to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre in March next year.

Spring/Summer Season on sale at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

5 April 2017

Spring season at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds at Opera North is rich in musical dialogues, from a celebration of centuries of shared history in AfroCubism Revisited, to Maarja Nuut’s marriage of traditional Estonian music and contemporary electronics.

April at Leeds Grand Theatre

27 March 2017

As Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games gets ready to hot foot it into Leeds this week, it high-kicks-off a month of drama, musicals and comedy at The Grand Theatre.

Fellini’s Oscar-winning masterpiece La Strada comes to the stage at West Yorkshire Playhouse

27 March 2017

One of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada (The Road), will be brought to life on stage in a brand new adaptation directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson with music composed by Benji Bower.

CONTAINED tour begins at West Yorkshire Playhouse

22 February 2017

England’s largest learning disability theatre company begins tour of CONTAINED at West Yorkshire Playhouse

A celebratory year for Leeds Grand Theatre

21 February 2017

2017 sees a year of celebrations, firsts and winners for Leeds Grand Theatre as it prepares to welcome a wealth of entertainment to its stage

DARE Art Prize winner announced by Opera North and the University of Leeds

14 February 2017

A composer working with sounds below the limits of human hearing has been announced as the winner of the inaugural £15,000 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute. Samuel Hertz will spend the next year in collaboration with researchers at the University and Opera North staff in the creation of groundbreaking new work.

First time in thirteen years: City of London Sinfonia performs at Leeds Town Hall

8 February 2017

The City of London Sinfonia returns to Leeds for the first time in thirteen years to perform a special programme of English music and Beethoven at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 18 February.

Romeo & Juliet at West Yorkshire Playhouse

30 January 2017

West Yorkshire Playhouse transports Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy to a modern-day city for its first major production of 2017 in the Quarry Theatre.