Venue and Conference Hire

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  • About Us

    West Yorkshire Playhouse is a busy theatre complex housing two auditoria, three meeting rooms, a fully licensed bar, restaurant and a small art gallery. Located in Leeds City Centre within walking distance of the railway station and with public car parks in close proximity, the Playhouse is the ideal location for both small meetings and large events. Staffed by theatre professionals with the technical skills and experience to bring your event to life, the creative environment allows you to add an extra dimension to meetings or events with distinctive extras such as a backstage tour.

    If you are looking for a large venue in Leeds, then look no further. Our two auditoria are available to hire for conferences and seminars throughout the day and both auditoria have state of the art sound and lighting facilities and projection equipment.

    Conferences@wyp.org.uk

    0113 213 7230

  •  Corporate Hospitality

    West Yorkshire Playhouse enjoys a reputation for combining corporate hospitality with sensational productions to give guests an evening to remember. Whatever your needs we have a dedicated team ready to work with you to create an event that stands out from the rest.

    Entertain your top clients, reward your staff or impress your business prospects with a sophisticated champagne and canapés reception, a pre or post show dinner; or even a staff party.

    Enjoy As an added extra we can theme your evening with tailor made menus and decorations to suit. You can also use our costume hire department and give your event a twist.conferences 4

    Packages include:
    Tickets for the best seats* in the house
    Souvenir Playhouse programme

    Glass of Bucks Fizz or house wine reception
    2 course hot buffet
    Welcome desk
    Exclusive use of corporate hospitality suite*
    Playhouse Host to look after your event

    Prices from £35 a head
    *subject to availability

    “Thanks for always being available when we needed last minute changes and for making the organisation of the day straightforward.”
    Laura Johnson, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

    Conferences@wyp.org,uk

    0113 213 7230

     

  •  Quarry Theatre
    Our largest theatre space has been showcasing the very best in theatre for over 21 years
    Designed to maximise the performance of the many renowned actors who have appeared at the Playhouse, the ample stage gives you the perfect platform to inspire your audience.
    Fitted with technology of the highest standard this sizable single tier amphitheatre seats up to 750 people. The seating is arranged in 14 rows sweeping around the shape of the stage.quarry layoutquarry
    “The facilities at the West Yorkshire Playhouse are first class and the staff have always been very helpful. We’re all looking forward to next year!” Karen Boyes, RNIB

  •  Courtyard Theatre
    The perfect presentation space for a smaller audience
    A contemporary and intimate setting with seating for 350 people, the Courtyard Theatre is a rectangular space consisting of single tier raked seating, with two galleries that surround the central seating on three sides. The perfect presentation space for a smaller audience, the auditorium gives you all the benefits of being on a professional stage in a more personal environment.
    Please note that the total number of seats available varies depending on the configuration of the theatre for each production.
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    End On: 350 people
    Dimensions*
    Stage Depth: 10.8m
    Stage Width: 11.7m
    *Rounded to the nearest 10cm
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    “Everything worked perfectly for our recording and it was a pleasure to be in your venue” Karen Davies, Production Manager, BBC Question Time
  •  Technical Staff and Equipment
    Impress your delegates with theatrical lighting and sound provided by our friendly and professional technical staff who are available to help with every detail. Included in the auditoria hire is a Stage Manager who will organise the day, look after the speakers and return delegates to the theatre after their refreshment breaks. Experienced attendants will be on hand to look after the needs of every delegate.We provide the following staff for all events in the auditoria but reserve the right if staff are not required, to reduce the level accordingly:
    Front of House Manager, 2 Attendants, Box Office and Reception Staff,  Stage Manager and Lighting Technician (2 hours maximum). Whenever sound, lighting and/or video projection are used in the auditoria, a technician from the relevant department will be called for the duration of the event.
    “The venue was terrific and the technical staff very supportive”
    Chris James, Arts Council England
  •  Room and Foyer Hire

    Congreve Room Situated on the top floor of the Playhouse this light and spacious room overlooks the restaurant and bar area. The Congreve Room is perfect for a variety of functions including corporate hospitality evenings, private dinners, meetings and team building. The room has plenty of natural daylight and also has a projection screen and black out facilities.

    Layout
    Theatre Style: 60 people
    Boardroom: 45 people
    Buffets & Receptions: 100 people
    Classroom: 46 people
    Cabaret: 40 peopleDimensions*
    Length: 11.7m
    Width: 7.1m
    Total Area: 83m2
    Minimum Height: 2.4m
    *Rounded to the nearest 10cm

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    Priestley Room

    A quiet and versatile space
    Situated adjacent to the main entrance foyer and within easy reach of the bar and restaurant, the Priestley Room is a quiet, versatile space that can be set up and used in many different ways. The room is ideal for audio visual equipment and can also be a great location for entertaining clients during the interval of a show.

    Layout
    Theatre Style: 50 people

    Boardroom: 25 people
    U-shape Boardroom: 20 people
    Buffets & Receptions: 50 people
    Classroom: 20 peopleDimensions*
    Length: 7.4m
    Width: 6.6m
    Total Area: 49m2
    Minimum Height: 2.1m *Rounded to the nearest 10cm

    “Lovely place, lovely friendly staff, Thanks!”
    Sarah Fishwick, Leeds Education Development Centre

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    Meeting Room 1

    Ideal for board meetings
    Overlooking the restaurant and bar area and with plenty of natural daylight, our Meeting Room is ideal for smaller board meetings or as a syndicate room.

    Layout
    Boardroom: 18 peopleDimensions*

    Length: 7.3m
    Width: 3m
    Total Area: 22m2
    Minimum Height: 2.4m
    *Rounded to the nearest 10cm

    “It was a pleasure to work with you all and we felt that we had been looked after very well.”
    Esther McDerra, Yorkshire & Humber Postgraduate Deaner

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    Foyer and Bar Area

    Whatever your need, our dedicated team is ready to work with you to create an event that stands out from the rest. In addition to our three main meeting rooms, and the two auditorium, our large Foyer can be dressed as a welcome desk and exhibition space. We also have a large restaurant area that can be used to cater for conference guests.

    Conferences@wyp.org.uk

    0113 213 7230

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"The venue was terrific and the technical staff very supportive."
Chris Hames, Arts Council England.

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