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

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.
No Exit (Huis Clos)
by Jean-Paul Satre, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbertdirected by Carrieanne Vivianette
Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th May 2019
Upstairs @ The Carriageworks

Three people are enduring a terrible existence that we can only imagine.

Garcin, Inez and Estelle are strangers who find themselves impounded together after death as retribution for their sins in life. They are held captive in one room for eternity, abandoned in their own personal and vindictive hell.

Left with only each other, the incarcerated trio attempt to come to terms with their situation. Each of the three has the power to exacerbate or alleviate this hell.

Can they find resolution, or is there truly no exit?

The Mill on the Floss
by Helen Edmondsondirected by Rachel VErnelle
Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th June 2019
The Carriageworks Main Space

Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss, have an intense and abiding bond.

Maggie is intelligent, wilful and passionate; her tragedy is to have been born a girl. Tom is a practical, unforgiving boy, not cut out for the ‘book learning’ expected of him. Tom’s tragedy is that he was born a boy.

George Eliot’s novel is no drawing-room affair of manners, and this thrilling adaptation is theatrical and physical. Maggie is a young woman struggling to find her place in the world, battling the strictures put upon her sex and the disapproval of the censorious brother she loves above all else. We follow her desperate attempts to please others while remaining true to herself – she is truly a heroine for our time.

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 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
Blood and Ice
Blood and Ice
Unspoken
Unspoken
The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown
After Midnight – Before Dawn
After Midnight – Before Dawn