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Perfect for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the
The Transform Golden Ticket will give you access
The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show
An Evening in The Den
Queue jump at The Rage Receptacle
10% off your Cabaret Club and Feast ticket
10% off at the Bar when you show your Golden Ticket
Transform Golden Tickets are £25 or £20 Concession.
These are only 100 of these special tickets available. Contact
Box Office to buy as they're not available to purchase online.
Transform is West Yorkshire Playhouse's festival of theatre and
performance which pushes at the edges of practice and helps
re-imagine what theatre can look like and what it can do.
For the third festival this April, we're exploring the idea My
Leeds, My City. We've been working with some of the most remarkable
talent in Leeds - spanning companies, directors, theatre artists
and writers, looking at the city through a theatrical lens.
We'll be telling the stories of the people and places in close
proximity to us, and working together with our neighbours. Beyond
the outdoor productions, the Playhouse itself becomes the hub of
the Festival. We're throwing open the doors to a mix of exciting
artists and companies who we can ensure will keep you surprised,
delighted and up late, every single night of the festival.
Drawn from the words of the people who work in, shop in and
remember Leeds Market in times gone by, this new verbatim
production tells of the big stories and even bigger characters held
within its walls.
||The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show
Johnny Eck was an American freak show performer born in
1911. Dave Toole is a dancer, choreographer and performer from
Leeds. This is a show about both of them. And it's about
||Burmantofts StoriesCreated in collaboration
with poet and writer Rommi Smith and musician Simon Beddoe, this
outdoor performance blends spoken word, movement and music in a
colourful and vibrant spectacle outside the high-rise Shakespeare
||The Rage Receptacle
The Rage Receptacle is an interactive sideshow for people of any
age. It takes no longer than a coffee break so come and find us on
Eastgate for fun, games and a chance to let off steam!
||The Cabaret Club
Featuring the most exquisite of Leeds cabaret talent alongside
national and international friends, for one very special evening,
allow yourself to be thrilled by magic, high voltage wonder and
Transform Designer-in-Residence Hannah Sibai is bringing the city
into the Playhouse - stop by The Park and chill out on the lawn or
a deck chair, have an ice cold drink at the bar... and enjoy.
During the evenings on The Band Stand there's a range of FREE
music and activity to delight and entertain.
We've created a special, intimate studio theatre space at which
will play host to some of the most exciting new talent and
performance in the city.
||Talks and Workshops
Explore some of the Transform productions further by participating
in free workshops and events at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Trust in the navigators, they will guide you.
A walking experience which explores the untold stories of the city
and the paths we travel.
We invite you to join us for Sunday Dinner. An afternoon of ideas,
food and music amongst excellent company, featuring live music by
folk band Hunting Bears and thoughtful contributions from our