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.Discover our courses
Performances on campus
Book tickets and see what's coming to our professional theatres.Find out more
Professional facilities and support
Our extensively-resourced theatres are equipped with professional equipment and supported by real-world technical expertise.Explore our stages
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
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.More on stage@leeds
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
Pyramid and Riley Smith 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 have many established and newly emerging collaborative links with creative organisations in Leeds and the Yorkshire Region, the UK and across the world.
At a local level we are proud to work with organisations including Leeds Playhouse, Opera North, Invisible Flock, Human VR, Slung Low, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Transform, Leeds City Council, Leeds Museums and Art Galleries and many more to create, develop, deliver, research and evaluate outstanding events and opportunities for students, staff and communities in Leeds and the surrounding areas.
We have developed national collaborations with diverse groups and organisations from the Kendal Mountain Festival to the National Theatre, while through the Centre for Cultural Value and its core partner The Audience Agency, we work with almost 30 affiliate partners including the BBC, the British Library, the Museums Association and the BFI.
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.
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