Theatre at Leeds

Study theatre at Leeds

From scriptwriting to set design and performance to production, we offer a range of courses to help advance your performing arts career.

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Professional facilities and support

Our extensively-resourced theatres are equipped with professional equipment and supported by real-world technical expertise.

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Theatre at Leeds

Theatre at Leeds encompasses study, research and public performance, led by world-renowned practitioners and academic expertise from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, the School of English and the School of Languages Cultures and Societies.

Our campus-wide programme of performance takes place across several publicly licenced theatres – providing platforms for pioneering new work and popular touring productions.

We’re also home to Leeds University Union’s Theatre Group, first established in 1919 and playing host to a variety of fantastic performances and public events.


Develop the skills and experience to enhance your career opportunities as a theatre professional. Our undergraduate and masters courses allow you to explore the theory and practice of performance and theatre-making with research-led teaching:

Theatres on campus

Based in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, this cutting-edge theatre complex is dedicated to artist development and supporting new work. Features include the 180-seat Stage One, 52-seat Alec Clegg Studio, integrated Box Office and licenced bar.

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In the School of English, the Workshop Theatre is comprised of Studio 1 and the Banham Theatre, providing 84-seat and 58-seat spaces with additional capacity configurations. These thriving, heavily resourced theatres have a prestigious and expanding community of famous alumni.

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Leeds University Union has a number of theatre and performance societies including the University's Theatre Group, established in 1919. The Union is also home to the 200-seat in-the-round Pyramid Theatre and the impressive 360-seat Riley Smith Theatre.

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