Formerly the West Yorkshire Playhouse, this exciting exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the playhouse and marking its re-opening, will be displayed in the foyer areas of the theatre.
Curated by Courtney Spencer and drawing on the Playhouse’s archive, the exhibition will celebrate the story of this remarkable theatre. From its beginnings, when it was set up by the people of Leeds, to the present day as one of the country’s leading producing theatres, displays will highlight the people, the places, the shows, celebrating memorable events and our links with the community.
As well as a wide collection of photographic material, artist Cait McEniff, whose recent work includes a celebration of Kirkgate Market, has been commissioned to create a series of illustrations inspired by Playhouse memories from our Creative Engagement participants and the wider public.
Come and celebrate why the Playhouse has been at the heart of Leeds for half a century.