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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.

Opera North 2017/18 Season Announcement

10 January 2017

Opera North today announces its innovative and diverse 2017/18 season with eight new productions, three revivals and a host of other highlights

Cosy up this Christmas with Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and The Hyde Park Picture

29 November 2016

This Christmas why not leave the busy streets of shoppers, surround yourself with Victorian splendour, sit back and let yourself be entertained.

Welcome to Leeds presents Christmas in Leeds – a trail of art, light and magic!

28 November 2016

Leeds is all set for an unprecedented Advent this year, with an immersive art and
lights trail bringing added sparkle, originality and innovation to the city over the
festive season.

Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto in Leeds

17 November 2016

Described as ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times), Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 3 December.

Festive Treats at Leeds Town Hall this Christmas

15 November 2016

The City’s favourite building, Leeds Town Hall, hosts an eclectic programme of live music and special Clocktower Tours this December to get you into the Christmas spirit!


14 November 2016

In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made. The story still resonates today, probably more so now than ever.


21 October 2016

The fantastically magical RUDOLF and the tremendously terrifying THE WITCHES are set to delight both children and adults alike this festive season.


19 October 2016

In 2017, Leeds College of Music will be moving their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public.

A host of heart-warming shows for the Leeds Grand Theatre Autumn/Winter Season

7 October 2016

At the end of this month Leeds Grand Theatre begins its Autumn/Winter Season welcoming a host of music, drama, dance and comedy that will take us right up to Christmas.

Northern Ballet to hold three World Premières in 2017

29 September 2016

Northern Ballet is to create a record three new full-length ballets for 2017