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Director Residencies

We want to provide opportunities for directors born, raised or living in Yorkshire to create a sustainable career here in the region. To that end, we offer a range of paid director residencies so that early career directors can spend time at the Playhouse as part of the artistic planning team. Alongside assisting on Playhouse productions, our directors work closely with our Creative Engagement Department and have the opportunity to develop their own work. Every year, we’re also lucky to provide a fantastic placement for one student from the MA in Directing at Birkbeck to enjoy the same range of fantastic opportunities at the Playhouse.

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West Yorkshire Playhouse announces leading law firm Irwin Mitchell as first Principal Capital Partner for its major redevelopment

Posted on January 17, 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced a significant five year sponsorship partnership with the Leeds office of Irwin Mitchell as part of the Playhouse’s landmark redevelopment project. Confirmed as the Playhouse’s first Principal Capital Partnership, the five year deal with the leading law firm provides the Playhouse with a vital contribution towards its £2.3m fundraising target […]

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