Thursday, February 29

Leeds Playhouse announce free theatre space offer for local creatives

Leeds Playhouse today has announced the use of free theatre space and guaranteed technical support for local artists in their intimate Bramall Rock Void space.

The free use of the recently refurbed theatre is being offered as part of Playhouse Connect which their ongoing response to the pandemic supporting reconnection and recovery within the City.

“The Playhouse is a community resource used by many different people throughout the year,” says Artistic Director James Brining.

“We’re very conscious that throughout the pandemic, despite the brilliant work we have undertaken engaging with vulnerable and isolated people through our Playhouse Connect programme, apart from 5 weeks in the autumn, the building itself has been under used.

“I’m delighted that we have put the safety protocols in place to open up the Bramall Rock Void to local independent artists and companies to use to develop their work. The offer includes access to the time and expertise of some of the Playhouse’s technical staff, and I hope that this will provide a valuable opportunity at this most challenging time for freelance artists and companies.”

Credit: Helen Murray

Locally rooted artists and companies will have access to exclusive use of Leeds Playhouse’s studio theatre Bramall Rock Void with technical support from one of the Playhouse’s theatre Technicians. 

“One of the things we’ve missed most during this last year is seeing the Playhouse building being used by locally rooted artists to meet, make and create,” adds Leeds Playhouse Associate Director Amy Leach.

“We are delighted to have created this opportunity to safely welcome a diverse range of professional artists into the Playhouse building to make use of the resources and expertise that it contains. We can’t wait to connect with all the brilliant artistic work being created despite the many challenges of this time.”

For artists interested in weeks in March and April only then the deadline is Monday 8th March at 10am. For others interested in weeks from April through to July the deadline is Monday 22nd March at 10am. 

For more information on the current projects available and additional opportunities to come including how to book please visit the Leeds Playhouse website.