Free theatre tickets for Leeds Playhouse spring & summer season

As part of South Leeds Life’s ongoing partnership with Leeds Playhouse we are able to offer a free* pair of tickets to a range of shows coming up over the next six months.

*Of course there’s no such thing as a free lunch, so although the tickets are free we do ask for something in return. We rely on our readers to review the plays they see. You can write the review yourself and send it us for publication, or if you’re not confident to write it yourself, you can chat to one of our reporters who will write up your thoughts into a review.

The season features a huge range of plays from the the local to the international. Maggie May and Freedom Project demonstrate deep-rooted pioneering collaborations between Leeds Playhouse and its communities, telling stories of human resilience; Oliver Twist and A Little Night Music revisit familiar stories, retelling them with fresh voices and a reinvigorated vision; and Missing People and Monsoon Wedding embrace international collaborations, reflecting global perspectives and bringing the world to Leeds.

Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said:

“The reopening of Leeds Playhouse has reinvigorated the theatre’s relationship with the city and placed us at the heart of a modern and vibrant region. The energy and dynamism of the new building drives our ambition to be a force for positive change within Leeds City Region and across the wider industry. I am extremely proud of our Spring/Summer Season and the scale and ambition we are presenting, which showcases new writing and familiar texts brought to life in a fresh way. We are working with a thrilling range of artists to create work which both reflects the world we live in and the environment we create around us. As we head towards our 50th anniversary, we’re at the beginning of the next great chapter for this brilliant theatre in this extraordinary city.”

Our free* tickets are for the press night of each show as follows. Just click on the play’s title to find out more about the show.

Night Of The Living Dead ™ – Remix– Tuesday 28 January – 7:45pm

Dr Korczak’s Example – Wednesday 29 January – 7:15pm

Kneehigh’s Ubu! A Singalong Satire – Tuesday 4 February – 7:30pm

Black Waters – Wednesday 12 February – 7:30pm

The Bear – Tuesday 18 February – 11:30am

seeds – Monday 24 February – 8pm

Pride & Prejudice (*Sort Of) – Tuesday 25 February – 7:45pm

Oliver Twist– Wednesday 4 March – 7:30pm

Smile Club – Thursday 5 March – 8pm

a little space – Friday 6 March – 7:45pm

A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) – Thursday 12 March – 8pm

Missing People – Monday 16 March – 7:45pm

Faustus: That Damned Woman – Tuesday 24 March – 7:45pm

Say Yes to Tess – Friday 27 March – 8pm

The Lost Happy Endings – Friday 27 March – 7:30pm

The Kite Runner – Tuesday 31 March – 7:15pm

Maggie May – Wednesday 1 April – 7:45pm

Holes – Tuesday 7 April – 1:30pm

In The Night Garden Live –Wednesday 15 April – 1:00 PM

The Not So Ugly Sisters – To Be Confirmed

Quality Street – Tuesday 21 April – 7:45pm

Amsterdam – Tuesday 5 May – 7:45pm

A Little Night Music – Friday 15 May – 7:30pn

Sweet Dreams – Saturday 16 May – 10am

The Glee Club – Tuesday 19 May – 7:45pm

Idol – Friday 22 May – 8pm

Piaf – Wednesday 27 May – 7:45pm

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats – Thursday 4 June – 8pm

Freedom Project – Friday 12 June – 8pm

These Hills Are Ours – Friday 26 June – 8pm

The War of the Worlds – Tuesday 30 June – 7:45pm

Monsoon Wedding – Tuesday 30 June – 7:30pm


To apply for free tickets to any of these shows, please email telling us why you would like to see the show and review it.

Tickets are only available on the date shown which is the show’s Press Night.