Leeds City Region artists will be given free theatre space at Bramhall Rock Void as well as technical support to help artists and companies as they recover from the significant impact of the pandemic.
The move is part of Playhouse Connect, which aids in both recovery and reconnection for local artists. Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining:
“The Playhouse is a community resource used by many different people throughout the year. We’re very conscious that throughout the pandemic, despite the brilliant work we have undertaken engaging with vulnerable and isolated people through our Playhouse Connect programme, apart from 5 weeks in the autumn, the building itself has been underused. I’m delighted that we have put the safety protocols in place to open up the Bramall Rock Void to local independent artists and companies to use to develop their work. The offer includes access to the time and expertise of some of the Playhouse’s technical staff and I hope that this will provide a valuable opportunity at this most challenging time for freelance artists and companies.”
Leeds Playhouse Associate Director Amy Leach: “One of the things we’ve missed most during this last year is seeing the Playhouse building being used by locally rooted artists to meet, make and create. We are delighted to have created this opportunity to safely welcome a diverse range of professional artists into the Playhouse building to make use of the resources and expertise that it contains. We can’t wait to connect with all the brilliant artistic work being created despite the many challenges of this time.”
The deadline for artists to express an interest in weeks in March and April only is Monday 8 March at 10am.
For artists interested in weeks from April through to July, the deadline is Monday 22 March at 10am.
For more information on the current projects available and additional opportunities to come including how to book please visit the Leeds Playhouse website.
Feature photograph from ‘Our Empty Theatres’ by Helen Murray.