Since opening in 1990, West Yorkshire Playhouse has established a national and international reputation.

Leeds Playhouse
Playhouse Square LS2 7UP

Leeds Playhouse

Since opening in 1990, West Yorkshire Playhouse has established a national and international reputation.

We provide both a thriving focal point for the communities of West Yorkshire and theatre of the highest standard for audiences throughout the region and beyond.

Find us at...

  • Leeds Playhouse
  • Playhouse Square
  • Quarry Hill
  • Leeds
  • LS2 7UP

Our family-friendly offer

Where to find us 
The Playhouse is located directly opposite the bus and National Express coach stations, and is around a 20 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. If travelling by car, Quarry Hill and Union Street car parks are located next to the Playhouse. Blue Badge Holders can park in these car parks for free, with disabled parking also available on Playhouse Square directly outside our main entrance. The car parks are operated by Leeds City Council and cost from £1.60 for up to 60 minutes, to £7.50 for up to 8 hours, Monday to Saturday 7:30am to 5:30pm.

In the Theatres...  
Children under the age of 18 months are welcome to attend performances free of charge, and discounted ticket rates are also on offer for family group bookings of 5+. Booster seats are available for smaller children who require them. We also provide a designated ticketed area for pushchairs outside our theatres and workshop spaces, however any personal belongings left unattended in this area are left at your own risk.      

Toilets & Changing Facilities
Baby changing facilities are available in both the male and female toilets. We have fully accessible toilets and also a Changing Places toilet which has sufficient space to easily accommodate two carers and is fitted with a hoist, height adjustable changing bed (suitable for adults and children) and a shower. For security reasons our Changing Places toilet is radar locked, please ask for the key at Box Office.   

Our restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:00am-7:30pm on performance days and 9:00am-4:30pm when there is no evening performance. Our lunchtime menu is served from 12:00-2:00pm and evening menu from 5:30-7:30pm each day. A limited number of highchairs are available, and breastfeeding mothers are welcome. Please ask a member of our restaurant staff if you need any food for your child to be heated in the microwave, they will be happy to assist you. Filtered water machines are available for use throughout the day.   

Family Friendly Area
Children are always welcome at the Playhouse. Located just behind the restaurant is our play area, with a number of toys and books for your children to have fun with. Seating is also provided in this area so parents and carers can continue to catch up while enjoying their drinks and cakes!    


West Yorkshire Playhouse has many features which make it an accessible building:

  • a level access entrance with automatic doors and lifts to each level of the building 
  • a lowered counter at one of our Box Office stations
  • an induction loop at Box Office and in both theatres
  • wheelchair spaces available in both theatres 
  • captioned, audio described, BSL and Relaxed Performances offered wherever possible
  • an accessible toilet and Changing Places toilet with H-frame tracking hoist, changing bed and shower  
  • movable tables and chairs in the restaurant allowing wheelchair uses access to any of the seating areas
  • assistance is always available to access any spaces required by wheelchair uses if there is no public route.

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