Family Friendly Corn Exchange takeover with Leeds Playhouse

On Saturday 15th December Leeds Playhouse is working with Leeds Corn Exchange to host a free family friendly takeover day. The Corn Exchange will be filled with free activities and workshops for young people (5-16 years of age) and, of course, their families. Events include story dens, festive choirs and craft activities all focussed on A Christmas Carol (currently running at Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre). 

Leeds Playhouse’s award-winning Creative Engagement programme are leading the event – they’re such a great team and it’s fantastic to see them yet again bringing joy to the locals of Leeds. Attendees can also dress up as their favourite character in a pop-up photo booth, with beautiful outfits from the theatre’s Costume Hire.

Leeds Playhouse’s Head of Young People Gaby Paradis said: “This is the first collaboration between the two Leeds organisations and we are thrilled that this free family friendly day will happen in the iconic surroundings of the Corn Exchange – it will be fantastic to see the inspiring venue filled with amazing activities the whole family can get involved in. At Leeds Playhouse we aim to make theatre as exciting and as accessible as possible and being able to host the event in the centre of Leeds and in partnership with the Corn Exchange demonstrates our commitment to opening up creative possibilities for everyone whilst showcasing some of the fantastic organisations within the city.”

Leeds Corn Exchange Centre Manager Adam Warner said: “We’re really excited to welcome Leeds Playhouse to Leeds Corn Exchange on the 15th December. It’s really important for us to create valuable relationships with key city centre partners and we feel that this partnership is a perfect fit. Leeds Corn Exchange has long been a hub of creative activity in the city and we are looking forward to welcoming their team for a unique day of workshops, live music, performances and more.”

Leeds Playhouse offers a regular dedicated programme of work for young people including creative projects, workshops and productions. Over 350 young people take part in Playhouse Youth activities each week – providing exceptional opportunities. 

Don’t miss out on the chance to see A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse. Check out my review here!

Photography by Anthony Robling

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