Archives of the Leeds Playhouse, afterwards West Yorkshire Playhouse

Scope and Content

Includes Leeds Playhouse campaign 1964-1970; minutes and accounts, programmes and photographs, 1970-1990; new theatre development, 1984-1990; West Yorkshire Playhouse administrative files 1-96; programmes, 1990-1999; posters, 1990-2000; stage management and prompt play copies, 1970-2001; press cuttings 1970-1996; and community project records, 1970-2000

Administrative / Biographical History

Following a campaign begun in 1964, the Leeds Playhouse opened in 1970 in premises loaned to the Leeds Theatre Trust by the University of Leeds. The Company moved to the permanent site of the West Yorkshire Playhouse at Quarry Hill in 1990.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Leeds Theatre Trust Limited, June 2001


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 123