What’s On

Leeds Arts Centre perform at the Carriageworks Theatre in Millennium Square, Leeds. You can contact the Box Office on 0113 376 0318.

If you would like to audition for, or help out backstage with, any of our productions, please contact us.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakspearedirected by Ben Hopwood
Various Times • Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th July 2024
The Carriageworks Main Space

Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

Join Leeds Arts Centre this July for a raucous and colourful rendition of Shakespeare’s captivating comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Pulling the tale of rival lords and ladies, star-crossed lovers and eager mechanicals into a twenty-first century setting, where the modern industrial heart of Athens clashes with the mystical neon forest of dreams.

Mischief will be sown, substances consumed, forms transfigured, and no-one will make it out of the woods quite the same as they were before. But that’s OK: with lessons learned, all things will end with one hell of a party.

The Carriageworks, Leeds, plays host to Dream for just 1 week – so grab your tickets now.

Tickets are available from the Leeds Ticket Hub and, before performances, from the Carriageworks Box Office in the Electric Press building on Millennium Square. Please book your tickets online, or by telephoning 0113 376 0318 between 12 noon and 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.
by Martin McDonaghdirected by Spike Marshall
Various Times • Wednesday 26th February – Saturday 1st March 2025
The Carriageworks Main Space

In 1965, Harry Wade rules over his pub like a king, asserting his authority over his motley crew of regulars. Harry enjoys his reputation as one of the best Hangmen in England, and his customers overlook his shortcomings as a landlord to sup a pint poured by an executioner. He’s a local hero, but appetite for executions is waning in Great Britain.

As Parliament rules to suspend executions, Harry grapples with an identity crisis. With his notorious side gig coming to a short and sharp stop, what else can he offer besides poorly pulled pints and indifferent regulars?

When an inquisitive journalist appears on the scene, Harry sees a chance to redefine his legacy beyond being known as the hangman you’d call when Pierrepoint was unavailable.

But will talking to the newspapers solidify his reputation or open old wounds?

Especially when a mysterious individual lurking around the pub seems to possess unsettling information about past crimes and a keen interest in Harry’s daughter.

Hangmen, a captivating dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, promises uproarious laughter and a thrilling story. Taut with tension, brimming with jokes at breakneck speed, and with twists that will make your jaw drop, Hangmen is not be missed.

Other events

Leeds Arts Centre organises many other events for its members, including play readings, workshops, social events and more. To find what’s coming up, and discover how you could get involved, please contact us.

This page only contains details of Leeds Arts Centre’s current and future productions – if you’re looking for information about our past productions, please see our production archive.