Theatre at Leeds
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.
Theatres on campus
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.More on Workshop Theatre
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.More on Pyramid and Riley Smith Theatre
We are proud to work with organisations such as Leeds Playhouse, Opera North, DV8 Theatre, Slung Low, Red Ladder and many more to deliver outstanding events and opportunities for students, staff and people living in Leeds and beyond.
We also work closely with local institutions such as schools, hospitals, Leeds City Council, as well as a range of third sector organisations.
Theatre at Leeds is driven by research-led teaching, which means our courses benefit from the latest findings from world-leading experts in their field.
Our theatres are also supported and managed by industry professionals and technicians with decades of professional experience in stagecraft.