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Trainee Assistant Directors

Our Trainee Assistant Director positions are fantastic opportunities for directors at the very start of their professional careers to spend time with the Playhouse, learning about the role and skills of a theatre director. These positions are especially targeted at artists from backgrounds currently underrepresented in UK theatre.

Our Trainee Assistant Directors observe an entire rehearsal process from the start of rehearsals through to press night, and we also provide opportunities for the trainee to work on projects with our Creative Engagement department, and to spend time observing, supporting and learning from our Artistic Planning team, such as script reading, attending programming meetings and helping with auditions.

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West Yorkshire Playhouse announces five-year partnership with SOYO

Posted on March 13, 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced a five-year cultural partnership with SOYO as part of the landmark Playhouse redevelopment project. Confirmed as a Principal Capital Partner, SOYO (part of the Yorkshire-based Caddick Group) provides a welcome boost to the Playhouse’s redevelopment and vital financial support through this period of revitalisation. SOYO, the £300m redevelopment within Leeds’ […]

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