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**Important message, please read**

In line with national guidance to manage the impact of Coronavirus in Leeds, Leeds City Council (LCC) has closed a large number of buildings and facilities to the public. These include Leeds Town Hall, Carriageworks Theatre and Pudsey Civic Hall. The safety and wellbeing of staff and the people of Leeds demands that we now stay at home, unless it is absolutely essential to go out, in order to protect our NHS and save lives.

These closures will remain in place until the end of April. LCC will continue to monitor developments and follow government guidance with regard to when it may be appropriate and practical for us to reopen. In the meantime we are developing our online content and we will endeavour to engage with as many people as we can through our social media channels.

As a result of the closure period all of our events from now until the end of April have been cancelled or postponed. During this unprecedented time, the loss of ticket sales for cancelled events in the closure period and beyond across all our venues is of huge concern, particularly as we look to the future and the redevelopment plans for Leeds Town Hall. It is with this is mind that we ask if you would consider making a donation to help sustain Leeds Town Hall – perhaps the most iconic and best loved building in the City, and one of such historic value to the people of Leeds and beyond. If preferred, tickets holders can choose to add credit to their account to use on a future performance. Refunds (minus the booking fee) are also available.

A member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly if you have bought tickets to any of our events. If you have any queries please contact: boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk  and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. Should this not be possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm), but please be prepared for 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. We would like to reassure every ticket holder that they will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.

Events after the current closure period are being reviewed on a weekly basis and we will keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can on our websites and social media channels.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support at this unprecedented time. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events in the future.

Keep safe and well.

With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team

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Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers

Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers

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

 Interested in joining CYTM and finding out more? Come along to our taster session/ informal audition on Tuesday 16th July 6pm-7.30pm.  Please contact Ruth Cooper if you would like further information

 

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 theatre director, Ruth Cooper, the members do more than just learn lines and blocking – they learn to portray their own lives, thoughts and imaginations on stage.

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  www.artsaward.org.uk
 
Session information
Times: Saturdays during term time Group A 12:30pm - 2:30pm or 3pm - 5pm for Group B
 
"...it is truly an experience you cannot get anywhere else. The productions are always  innovative and unique, and I'm so glad I came!"
 
Read our 3 star review of CYTM's produciton Time and Tide here

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.

Email: Ruth.Cooper@leeds.gov.uk 
Phone: 07891272410
 
Please note Ruth only works part-time and will get back to you as soon as she is able.