Leeds Playhouse to offer free theatre space

Leeds Playhouse Bramall Rock Void studio. Pic: Helen Murray

Writer:

Paul Genty

23 Feb 2021

Local Leeds-area artists can help to keep theatre busy

Leeds Playhouse is offering local performers the use of free theatre space and technical support.

The Playhouse will offer its new studio, the Bramall Rock Void, for exclusive use by artists and companies to help in the recovery of the cultural sector.

The offer is part of the theatre’s Playhouse Connect scheme, a continuing response to the pandemic.

Leeds Playhouse artistic director James Brining said: “We’re very conscious that throughout the pandemic the building 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 Playhouse technical staff and I hope that this will provide a valuable opportunity at this most challenging time for freelance artists and companies.”

For locally-based artists interested in weeks in March and April only, the deadline for applying is March 8 at 10am.

For artists interested in weeks from April to July must apply by, March 22 at 10am.

It’s too soon to know if the dates, or offer, might change as restrictions start to be lifted. More information on the Leeds Playhouse website here.