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Interplay to Develop Theatre Space in West Leeds

Interplay has been successful in its bid to receive funds for refurbishment. We will be developing Interplay HQ into a brand new fully functioning venue and rehearsal space.

“The work will allow Interplay to develop its status as a National Centre for Sensory Theatre, becoming a hub of research and development within the field which places disability at the core of its work” said Artistic Director, Steve Byrne

This is fantastic news for not only for Interplay but for our local community in West Leeds to become a more sustainable, social and green space. The work has been made possible by a grant of £137k from Arts Council England and additional grant from the Inner West Community Committee.

Local MP, Rachel Reeves welcomed the plans.  “I’ve seen first-hand the fantastic work they do with young people in Armley.  It is great to have such a dynamic group based in Armley. I know that Steve Byrne and his team will have worked tremendously hard to access this funding and that having a new building will allow them to provide access to the Arts for even more people in Leeds West. I look forward to continuing to work with them.”

Interplay has a 45 year history as being one of the leading exponents of Sensory Theatre nationally, but also has strong track record of providing and facilitating community arts within Leeds.Work will include installation of and lighting and sound equipment, refurbishment of audience areas and installation of solar panels to improve their green credentials within the area.

Watch this space!

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