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Backstage Tour

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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We are pleased to offer public theatre tours. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting our productions on the stage and an insight into the history of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Tours are held monthly on Saturday mornings at 10.30am and last approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are £5.00 and £3.00 for concessions. Places are limited and booking in advance is essential. Please contact the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.

Please note that as the West Yorkshire Playhouse is a working building, access is not always available to all areas.

If you are booking for a group of five people or more and would like to arrange a private tour, please contact the customer service team for further information.

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Sat 18 Mar 17
10:30 AM
Sat 1 Apr 17
10:30 AM
Sat 20 May 17
10:30 AM
Sat 17 Jun 17
10:30 AM
Sat 1 Jul 17
10:30 AM
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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