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Oct 2017
12 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £7

You Forgot The Mince

Rosa lives with her grandma Lily. She’s just finished College and she can’t wait to leave Yorkshire and all the people in it … until she meets Niko. They fall head over heels in love, and the future’s looking bright. But their love for each...

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13 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £7

You Forgot The Mince

Rosa lives with her grandma Lily. She’s just finished College and she can’t wait to leave Yorkshire and all the people in it … until she meets Niko. They fall head over heels in love, and the future’s looking bright. But their love for each...

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14 October 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £7

You Forgot The Mince

Rosa lives with her grandma Lily. She’s just finished College and she can’t wait to leave Yorkshire and all the people in it … until she meets Niko. They fall head over heels in love, and the future’s looking bright. But their love for each...

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27 October 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Who’s your hero?

Who’s your hero? I don’t mean someone you’ve never met, someone you’ve only read about or seen on the TV. I mean the person on your street who makes everyone’s lives better. The person who saved your life, your day or your bacon. We’re gathering...

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Nov 2017
04 November 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teapots and Twirls

Remember remember the... erm... fourth of November! Teapots and Twirls is back with a bang and a whoosh, offering an afternoon of sparkling entertainment, dancing, live music, cake, free tea, happy smiles and everything else that we used to do and that we've almost forgotten...

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Dec 2017
14 December 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3 – £5

Tiny Heroes

Who’s your hero? And what is a hero anyway? Tiny Heroes is a show about the people who saved your life, your day, or your bacon. The people who took the time, took a stand, took a chance. The people who tried, even if they...

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15 December 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3 – £5

Tiny Heroes

Who’s your hero? And what is a hero anyway? Tiny Heroes is a show about the people who saved your life, your day, or your bacon. The people who took the time, took a stand, took a chance. The people who tried, even if they...

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Feb 2018
20 February 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Ocean Conservation Talks

Love the planet and want to protect it? Thinking about doing some conservation volunteering abroad, or just want to make a difference to the planet in your everyday life? Join us at Interplay for 5 inspiring talks by different conservation efforts striving for a greener...

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Mar 2018
15 March 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Growing Into My Beard

Performance artist and singer/songwriter Bay Bryan is incredibly excited to bring his solo show 'Growing Into My Beard' back to Interplay Theatre! One year older and hardly any wiser, Bay brings a fresh spin to this constantly evolving script. With clever direction from Claire-Marie Seddon...

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16 March 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Growing Into My Beard

Performance artist and singer/songwriter Bay Bryan is incredibly excited to bring his solo show 'Growing Into My Beard' back to Interplay Theatre! One year older and hardly any wiser, Bay brings a fresh spin to this constantly evolving script. With clever direction from Claire-Marie Seddon...

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Apr 2018
26 April 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Breakfast Club

Six high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought... LS12 Youth Theatre have adapted John Hughes 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, for the stage and will be performing the show in late April....

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May 2018
10 May 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£5 – £8

If I Say Jump

With skillful storytelling, playful comedy and an original soundtrack, this fast-paced new show charts a morally ambiguous quest for peace and wellbeing in a chaotic time. Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers – every day. The church...

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12 May 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE TASTER STEEL PAN WORKSHOP

Interplay are excited to be offering a FREE TASTER MORNING of Steel Pan Drumming on: Saturday 12th May: 11am - 12 noon Bring some Caribbean sunshine to your Saturday mornings and learn how to play the steel drums on a 6 week progression course at...

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17 May 2018 9:00 pm

Pedal Powered Cinema – Grassroots Going Further

Grassroots Going Further presents the film ??? at Interplay. Get involved with the pedal powered cinema, work together to generate the energy to keep the cinema running. We have yet to decide on a film for this event so if you have any suggestions please...

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19 May 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Steel Pan Workshops with Pat Buchanan

Bring some Caribbean sunshine to your Saturday mornings and learn how to play the steel drums on a 6 week progression course at Interplay. No experience required, suitable for ages 6+, fully accessible. Workshops are taught by experienced steel pan drummer and legend, Pat Buchanan....

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Jul 2018
20 July 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Leeds Beyond Festival – Tarzanne

Interplay are excited to be bringing Tarzanne home to our fully accessible building in Armley as part of Leeds Beyond Festival 2018. Tarzanne tells the story of a young girl lost to the jungle as a toddler, growing up with an adoptive family of apes....

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21 July 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Leeds Beyond Festival – Tarzanne

Interplay are excited to be bringing Tarzanne home to our fully accessible building in Armley as part of Leeds Beyond Festival 2018. Tarzanne tells the story of a young girl lost to the jungle as a toddler, growing up with an adoptive family of apes....

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27 July 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Tarzanne – Fringe Preview

Ahead of this years tour of Tarzanne at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, Interplay Theatre are holding an exclusive preview performance at their home venue in Leeds. Enter this sensory journey telling the story of a young girl lost to the jungle as a baby, raised by a family...

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Sep 2018
15 September 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Touching Worlds

What is it like to derive one's sense of the world around without reliance on vision? What can we learn through the sense of touch? How is the sense of touch used by vision-impaired people? Explore these questions on a day devoted to thinking with and...

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22 September 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Critical Mass: Plaster Casting Workshops at Interplay

WORKSHOPS The artist Eva Mileusnic is delivering these two half-day plaster casting workshops at Interplay where you will learn the basics of plaster casting and make plaster pieces that will contribute to a large-scale art installation celebrating diversity. Over 1,000 pairs of plaster ‘feet’ will be...

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Oct 2018
18 October 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

The Vultures’ Song

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah - The Vultures’ Song A compelling and entertaining story of loss, survival and reconciliation. The Vultures’ Song is a play that follows a young girl’s journey to safety as she experiences the consequences of a land divided. A comical committee...

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31 October 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

LS12 Theatre: Film ‘Screaming’

This term LS12 Theatre have been writing and recording their own short films. Come along to Interplay on Halloween for a night of film 'screamings' and see what our young people have been up to!   Youth Theatre: The Undead Nightmare Celine, Brooke and Megan...

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Nov 2018
03 November 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CANCELLED – WORKSHOP: Canoe: Devising and Creative Processes

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.   Join Matthew Roberts, writer and performer of 'Canoe' for a free workshop at Interplay. This is an exciting opportunity for students and anyone interested in developing their knowledge and skills in theatre to explore: Devising Creative processes Physicality...

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15 November 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

The Netherlands

Two Tonne Theatre presents The Netherlands By Iain Bloomfield & Lucy Hind Imagine wanting all your life to visit Italy, the country of your dreams. Imagine boarding your plane - you’ve saved for months, bought new clothes, read all the guide books - only to...

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21 November 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Canary

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty, a motley crew of munitions workers doing their bit for the war effort. Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams. Canary was created in collaboration...

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Dec 2018
12 December 2018 7:10 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Oliver! Open Dress Rehearsal

Due to popular demand Oliver! will be opening their dress rehearsal performance to the public. Doors will be opening at 7.10pm with performance starting at 7.30pm. OLIVER is coming to Armley with a Leeds TWIST! New Wortley Community Arts Project in Partnership with Interplay Theatre...

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13 December 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3.00 – £5.00

Oliver!

OLIVER is coming to Armley with a Leeds TWIST! New Wortley Community Arts Project in Partnership with Interplay Theatre will be staging Lionel Bart’s famous musical at Interplay on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December. We promise a real treat of a show and...

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14 December 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5

Oliver!

OLIVER is coming to Armley with a Leeds TWIST! New Wortley Community Arts Project in Partnership with Interplay Theatre will be staging Lionel Bart’s famous musical at Interplay on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December. We promise a real treat of a show and...

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15 December 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5

Oliver!

OLIVER is coming to Armley with a Leeds TWIST! New Wortley Community Arts Project in Partnership with Interplay Theatre will be staging Lionel Bart’s famous musical at Interplay on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December. We promise a real treat of a show and...

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Jan 2019
28 January 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Ref! Open Rehearsal

What happens when a feisty 12 year old lass from Hull decides that her career lies in the male-dominated world of Rugby League? A new play, ‘Ref’, produced by arts and social change charity Space2, is inspired by the true story of Julia Lee, who...

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Feb 2019
21 February 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£5

Ginger Privilege

#GingerPrivilege: With great excitement Bay Bryan returns to Interplay one year later with his new show-in-development #GingerPrivilege. In similar fashion to Growing Into My Beard, his previous solo show, Bay weaves together different performative elements to tell a story. What story one may wonder...? In #GingerPrivilege Bay...

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Mar 2019
09 March 2019 March 9 - March 10

An Introduction to Simple Clown by Simone Lewis

Same Difference Arts are pleased to announce they will be working with Simone Lewis, to present a 2-day clown workshop on the 9-10th March in Leeds. This will be 10-5pm (rough times). Same Difference Arts are working with partners Interplay Theatre to bring you this...

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May 2019
06 May 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conductor at Leeds International Festival Family Day

Prepare for a day of family fun, with music, dance, science experiments and virtual reality! Family Day sees several events united to provide a day of excitement for our younger Leeds International Festival guests. Expect fascinating science experiments and get hands-on and creative in our...

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11 May 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

One Wall of Me

“one wall of me” uses dance to explore our bodies natural capacity for environmental empathy. Polish-born Kasia Witek, (graduate of NSCD, Jasmin Vardimon PgD & LCDS) is inspired by the intelligence of the body and our complex relationship to nature. How do we define nature? What...

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Jun 2019
03 June 2019 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sensory Symposium: Sensory theatre for & with audiences with complex needs

Interplay Theatre's producer and the developer of the VR production, 'Conductor' will be giving a presentation on 'Exploring the Senses Through Virtual Reality' at the Sensory Symposium in Edinburgh. This symposium will bring together artists, practitioners and venues who are passionate about reaching people with...

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Jul 2019
18 July 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5

Fairy Tale of Armley

Trapped in a Tale - and Lost in the Woods Three Armley teens are having a normal day - excluded from school, stuck in a rut, mooching down town street and getting evils off the old folk. Then they find themselves lost in an enchanted...

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19 July 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5

Fairy Tale of Armley

Trapped in a Tale - and Lost in the Woods Three Armley teens are having a normal day - excluded from school, stuck in a rut, mooching down Town Street and getting evils off the old folk. Then they find themselves lost in an enchanted...

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20 July 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Armley Festival 2019

This years Armley Festival brings together incredible live music and acts to the main stage, over 60 stalls and activities for all ages. The main stage will see acts such as Armley's own Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, old time acoustic sounds from Redwood River Band, an explosive set...

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20 July 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5

Fairy Tale of Armley

Trapped in a Tale - and Lost in the Woods Three Armley teens are having a normal day - excluded from school, stuck in a rut, mooching down Town Street and getting evils off the old folk. Then they find themselves lost in an enchanted...

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31 July 2019 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

I Got Lost and Found Another Game Show!

Tick tick goes the clock, you've got half an hour.  Tick tick can you beat the clock, you've got half an hour.    Spin the wheel and beat the clock in this absurd game show with Practically Theatre. Watch contestants complete terrifying obstacle courses, answer...

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Sep 2019
13 September 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Ghost of Stolen Summer

Join Common Chorus Theatre for a sharing of material created in the development of our new show ‘The Ghost of Stolen Summer’. We will be sharing approx. 30 minutes of previously unseen storytelling and music followed by an opportunity for audience feedback on the material....

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19 September 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Build A Rocket

Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 and The Sunday Mail's Best Female Solo Show, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity. Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside...

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Oct 2019
11 October 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£5 – £8

Terror From The Skies

It's a hot summer's day in the suburbs. Recently arrived in Leeds, Sheila wants a new man, a new job and a new life. Instead, she has found Joanne, a young mother with a passion for local history. The balmy weather has brought them outside,...

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