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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (15 June 2020)

In order to protect the safety and well-being of our audiences and staff, as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Leeds; to stay at home as much as possible to control the virus and save lives, our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.

Please detail details below. *Scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page


Confluence 2020 (5 April)
Fantastic Mr Fox (18-21 March)
Best of BE Festival (23 March)
I, Elizabeth (1 April)
Little Grimm Tales (17 April)
HMS Pinafore (13-16 May)
Deliciously Ella (27 May)
Hairspray / DIVA (3-6 June)
Charity Shop Sue plus Q&A with Sue Tuke (11 June)
Annie (16-20 June)

*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.
Leeds Young Film Festival (previously 30 March-13 April): more information to come soon
Dispatches on the Red Dress (previously 22 March) new date: 9 November book here
The Storm Whale (previously 14-16 April): awaiting new date
My Last Supper with Jay Rayner (previously 16 April) new date: 18 March 2021 book here
Ben Hart (previously 20 April): new date 15 March 2021 book here
The Father (previously 23-25 April): awaiting new date
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (previously 28 April) new date: 24 October book here
The ParaPod Movie (previously 2 May) new date: 27 September book here
Gary Delaney (previously 9 May) new date: 26 September book here
Tom Houghton: Honour Tour (previously 13 June): awaiting new date

If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact:  and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 4pm). There may be a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that you will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.

Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we’ll continue to share content on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.

Keep safe and well.

With kind regards
Leeds Arts, Events & Venues Team



Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers

Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers

If you are aged 10-19 join Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers and keep performing all year!

During the Coronavirus crisis we have had to stop our regular youth theatre sessions but we have sought to keep our youth theatre connected and working together creatively.

Using digital platforms such as WhatsApp and Zoom, the young theatre makers are continuing to devise what would have been their 2020 summer production, The Never Was.  We will be aiming to make The Never Was into radio plays, rather than our traditional summer production.

Both groups of CYTM will also be taking part in Company Three's project; Coronavirus Time Capsule.

The company are inviting contributions from Youth Theatres in which teenagers document their experiences of the shutdown. They offer a stimulus every week and ask for 15 second videos by young people to be released online as a weekly diary. This is part of a national project.

See our latest Coronavirus Time Capsule



About CYTM

Build drama skills and confidence by creating and performing in three original plays each year in our high-profile professional theatre.

CYTM develops young people’s skills as actors, writers and directors.

The shows have been a part of Light Night Leeds, Holocaust Memorial Day, and Carriageworks Theatre’s 10th birthday celebrations, to name just a few.

Led by professional writer/director, Ruth Cooper, the members do more than just learn lines; they learn to create performances from their own ideas and imaginations.

In creating a new play, CYTM work as an ensemble, developing teamwork and performance skills and increasing their knowledge of working in live theatre. They form a supportive group in which their creativity is nurtured and they are offered a genuine platform for their ideas.

"I really enjoyed watching Nothing Stays the Same and particularly the way, like other CYTM shows, the performance was clearly developed with the young actors involvement and stemmed from their own ideas. Ruth manages to get the balance right between a genuine interest in what young people have to say and a professional script and production that they feel proud to be part of."

CYTM Groups A (10- 14) and B (15-19) meet every Saturday during term time and each group create three original performances over the course of a year.

Download the CYTM Info Pack below for more information.          

Young People's Arts Awards
We offer older members of CYTM the opportunity to gain a Bronze or Silver Arts Award as part of the group.  The Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders and is a nationally recognised qualification run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall.  For more information visit
Session information
Times: Saturdays during term time Group A 12:30pm - 2:30pm or 3pm - 5pm for Group B


" is truly an experience you cannot get anywhere else. The productions are always innovative and unique, and I'm so glad I came!"

How to Join

Due to high levels of interest every year, places will be filled by an informal audition process. It will be a group workshop audition in which the young people will be asked to take part in games and activities which will give a flavour of how we work, there is no need to prepare anything ahead of time.

This will also be your chance to meet us and find out more information about the CYTM.

To inquire about joining please contact Ruth by emailing or calling with your name, age and phone number.

Phone: 07891272410
Please note Ruth only works part-time and will get back to you as soon as she is able.