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: Take your work on tour
      Thursday, 5th April 6:30pm – 8:30pm

      Assistant Producer Wesley Pearce is our point of contact for artists interested in bringing their touring work to the Playhouse.

      In this jargon-busting session, Wes will demystify the process of approaching and negotiating with venues and look at tour packs, contracting and finding the right deal for your work.

      This is an opportunity to ask questions, get tips and learn about the Playhouse’s programming to take the pressure off and get your show on the road!

      Book your 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.

        Check back here for information on our next Unlocked event.

      • Furnace Social Club nights

        Furnace Social Club Night – Games Night with Cards or Die
        14th March, 7:00pm – 9:30pm FREE


        We’re teaming up with Leeds’ Cards or Die to bring a night of board game good times to the Playhouse!

        We’ve got vintage games and your favourite classics, or for the more competitive gamer, a fierce knock-out tournament to bring out the champion in you.

        Find out more and book 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 information on our next Script Window.

Click here for information on our current Trainee Director vacancies.

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.