Furnace Social Club

What is Furnace Social Club?

Furnace Social Club is our network for local artists. It’s a community, a conversation and a chance to come together, meet people and spark new collaborations.

What will being a member mean?

  • Regular newsletters

    You’ll receive regular newsletters listing offers and opportunities with the Playhouse and organisations across the UK. You’ll also have access to a members-only Facebook group.

  • Ticket discounts and offers

    Two £5 tickets per person for previews of Playhouse own-produced productions.

    A discount of 20% off two further tickets at any time in the run for all Playhouse own-produced work. NB: All discounts are subject to availability and are not usually applicable to visiting work or Barber Studio work.

    Further ticket offers and deals sent out via the Furnace Social Club Newsletter which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

    When booking tickets, please tell the box office that you are a member of Furnace Social Club to receive your discount.

  • Free rehearsal space

    We offer free rehearsal space to all local artists, dependent on whether we have space available in the building, on the following basis:​

    • You must be a member of Furnace Social Club.
    • We need to have met you first, had a brew and discussed your work.
    • We don’t offer any payment or technical support.

    We calculate the in-kind value of any rehearsal space that is offered so that artists can use it in ACE applications if appropriate.

  • Make It Happen workshops

    Year-round, industry focused workshops, FREE to all Furnace Social Club members.

    Our next workshop is Make it Happen: File Your Tax Return On Time!

    Monday, 8th January 10am – 6pm (drop in)

    We know you hate the hassle of filing your tax return and we believe we’re better together! Join us and other local artists in the same boat for this Make It Happen session.

    Just bring your receipts and your laptop, and we’ll have an experienced freelance artist and an accountant on hand to help demystify the whole process.

    Book your FREE place here.


  • Unlocked events

    Gain in-depth insights into how we make the work on our stages, led by our creative teams in partnership with Creative Engagement.

    Our next Unlocked event is for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on 16th January. Further information can be found here.

  • Furnace Social Club nights

    Our year-round programme of Free social events.

    For all those who miss out on this annual shindig, we’re holding an Office Christmas Party!

    Thursday, 14th December 8pm – 10pm

    Expect fun, games, booze and mince pies, and an opportunity to meet likeminded artists. The party is open to all Furnace Social Club members.

    Book your FREE place here.

  • Fancy a brew?

    We aim to meet as many local artists as we can for a brew, a chat, and a chance to say hello. Every month, our team meets an average of 50 artists on a 1-2-1 basis. So feel free to get in touch – our contact details can be found to the right hand side of this page.

    Furnace Social Club membership and all events are FREE. Further information of these benefits can be found below.

Upcoming Furnace Events & Opportunities

Click here for Stage Directors UK Discussion with Tom Hescott on 8th December

Click here to join Furnace Social Club!

You need to be aged 18 or over and living or working in Yorkshire.

Please note: if you were a member of our old Artist Network, data protection laws mean we cannot automatically transfer your details so please re-join using the form above.