What’s On

Here are 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.

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 or help out backstage for any of our productions, please contact us.

Productions

Rough Sleepers
by Neil Rathmelldirected by Neil Rathmell
Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th October 2019
Upstairs @ The Carriageworks

Neil Rathmell’s new play, Rough Sleepers, is set in an overgrown graveyard outside a disused chapel. Just the place for a ‘gentleman of the road’ to take shelter for the winter with only the quiet sleepers in their graves for company. The vicar makes him welcome, but some of her parishioners take a different view.

Just right for the Hallowe’en season, with humour and pathos, thunder and lightning, birdsong, music and pyrotechnics!

This is the third time Leeds Arts Centre has premiered one of Neil Rathmell’s plays.

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.
Little Women
by Peter Clapham, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcottdirected by Zöe Freedman
Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th February 2020
The Carriageworks Main Space

Adapted from the classic novel, based on the writer’s own family and experiences, Little Women tells the story of the March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: four very different young women growing up in Civil War America.

With their Father away at war, they and their ‘Marmee’ must make their own living. We see Meg fall in love, Jo battle social norms of the time, Beth become more confident through her love of music and Amy learn to be less spoiled and more considerate. Each sister has her own character traits to whom most of us can relate, as they grow to find their way in the world.

The Father
by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hamptondirected by Rich Francis
Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May 2020
The Carriageworks Main Space

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.

Dinner
by Moira Buffinidirected by Camilla Asher
Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th July 2020
Upstairs @ The Carriageworks

The trivial pursuit of the dinner from hell!

In one evening’s entertainment Dinner has it all! Love, laughter, revenge, an eclectic guest list, an exceptional menu, excessive alcohol, discussions on art and literature, sport and leisure, science and nature, history and politics and even life and death.

Think Abigail’s Party meets Harold Pinter! Moira Buffini’s black comedy will leave you wanting more!

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.

The Mill on the Floss
The Mill on the Floss
No Exit (Huis Clos)
No Exit (Huis Clos)
Hamlet
Hamlet
The Flint Street Nativity
The Flint Street Nativity
The Colin Atkins Story
The Colin Atkins Story
It’s A Miracle
It’s A Miracle
Charley’s Aunt
Charley’s Aunt
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias