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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.

LAC in lockdown

During the pandemic, Leeds Arts Centre is following local and national guidance regarding amateur dramatics and social gatherings.

All of our productions and face-to-face meetings are currently on hold, but we’re continuing to offer our members regular online activities and social events. Please get in touch if you would like more details about joining us, or keep an eye on this site or our social media accounts for news of our postponed productions.

The Father
by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hamptondirected by Rich Francis
The Carriageworks Main Space
This production has been postponed due to current events

Andre is 80 years old and was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch.

This is a beautiful study of a man descending into dementia and we join him on his journey. It is funny and heart-breaking.

Guild Awards ’19

The @LeedsCAN Guild Awards 2019 took place place on September 21st, and LAC had 16 nominations from our 2018-19 season – well done to all of our nominees, and to the six winners!

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)

Best Male Performance (Sherry Waites trophy for a dramatic production)

Chris Fox Comedy Award

Best Poster Design (Civic Theatre trophy)

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

  • Jenny Carter – Winner

Sue Elliott Award for Outstanding Service

  • Martin Key – Winner
After Midnight – Before Dawn
After Midnight – Before Dawn
Top Girls
Top Girls
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Comic Potential
Comic Potential