Pictures from 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead', 'The Country Wife', 'The Deep Blue Sea' 'Kissing Sid James' and 'The Dumb Waiter'

Leeds Arts Centre is a prestigious amateur theatre group which presents a wide variety of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in Leeds.

We offer opportunities to all who are interested in becoming involved with any aspect of drama, including acting, directing, stage management, props, designing, costumes, lighting, sound, publicity and front of house.

Hamlet
by William Shakespearedirected by Ken Taylor
7.15pm • Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th February 2019
The Carriageworks Main Space

Prince Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark, is dead.

Hamlet is prevented from succeeding to the throne by his mother, Queen Gertrude, too quickly marrying his father’s brother, Caludius, who becomes king in his place. Not only is Hamlet prevented from becoming king, but his uncle Claudius is now his stepfather.

When the old king appears as a ghost, he tells Hamlet that he was, in fact, murdered by Claudius. Hamlet is entreated by his father’s ghost to take revenge. He schemes to do so by appearing to become mad, and alienating all who love him. It sometimes seems that he has truly lost his sanity.

Claudius himself, fearing discovery of his fratricide, lays out plans to do away with Hamlet. The scene is set. Tragedy looms.

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.
Guild Awards ’18

The @LeedsCAN Guild Awards 2018 were on September 1st, and LAC had 11 nominations from our 2017-18 season – well done to our three winners, and to all of our nominees!

Best Female Supporting Performance (in a dramatic production)

Best Male Supporting Performance (Audrey Raynor trophy for a dramatic production)

Best Female Performance (in a dramatic production)

Commitment in a Non-Acting Role (Freda McHale trophy)

  • Jenny Carter & Zoë Freedman

Outstanding Service Award

  • Mary NelsonWinner

Best Visual Presentation (Sybil Jenkins trophy)

Best Play (Pearl Baxter Rose Bowl)

After Midnight  Before Dawn
After Midnight Before Dawn
Top Girls
Top Girls
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Comic Potential
Comic Potential