Progress report due on landmark Playhouse project

Senior councillors in Leeds will be updated on the ongoing requirements for the transformation of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Members of the council’s executive board will be given a progress report on the ambitious scheme to revamp and revitalise the theatre and its surroundings, ahead of a meeting next week on 27 June. The…

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Green light for West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

Arts Council England have today confirmed a total grant of £6.6m towards the landmark redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse, with further news that the project has been granted planning consent, thereby giving the green light for a transformational moment in the theatre’s history. The £14m project, led by Leeds City Council, will be funded by…

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2023 case study – Amy Letman, Transform

Earlier this year, a spectacular international theatre project took over a string of the city’s most prominent arts venues. Now one of the imaginative team behind the mesmerizing Transform festival is helping to set the stage for Leeds to win the title of European Capital of Culture 2023. With less than 100 days to…

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Stage is set for Playhouse project to move forward

Plans to transform the West Yorkshire Playhouse will be discussed by senior councillors in Leeds. Leeds City Council’s executive board will be asked to approve the next stage of a funding application which will allow transformative proposals for one of the city’s key cultural institutions to move to the next stage. Subject to Arts Council…

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Landmark Playhouse proposals to go before planning chiefs

Proposals to transform and modernise the West Yorkshire Playhouse through a landmark refurbishment project will go before the city’s senior planning officials. Members of Leeds City Council’s city plans panel will consider initial proposals for a multi-million pound revamp of the popular Leeds theatre at a meeting next week. The plans, submitted by Leeds…

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Daring theatre project set to Transform Leeds

A ground-breaking new programme of international theatre will take over arts venues across Leeds this spring. The first project to officially get the backing of the Leeds 2023 bid, Transform 17 comes to the city from April 19-22 with a mix of performance art, outdoor theatre and large-scale shows created with the help of…

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Rio heroes to light up Leeds at festive switch-on

The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event. Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox will be the special guests of honour at next week’s showpiece, when they will take to the stage and get the festive season officially underway. Taking…

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Summer of fun for children in care thanks to Leeds businesses

Children who are looked after by Leeds City Council have been treated to a host of exciting activities and events thanks to business and organisations from across the city. Over the past few months hundreds of children who are either in foster care, residential care or are recent care leavers have received a variety…

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