Who said you had to go to the West End for good theatre? The Carriageworks is Leeds’ very own centre where dramatic, musical and artistic talents are displayed from UK and international acts. It is also home to the Leeds Civic Arts Guild which is an association of amateur musical, drama and opera acts that use The Carriageworks as their frequent venue.
Located in the Millenium Square of Leeds city centre, the theatre is very popular amongst northern audiences looking for some live entertainment. There are also frequent acting and dancing classes that develop and evolve the local talent. It is very proud of the artistic ethos it has adopted to promote theatre and encourage participation.
Most of the new acts are exhibited in their annual summer festival called “EMERGE” that takes place around the end of June. This brings the right type of attention for new talents trying to establish themselves, so make sure you don’t miss out on this for your opportunity to see a big act in the making!
The best way to get here is from Leeds train station. Take a left from station street heading towards Wellington Street where you should take another left. Follow the road until you see King Street where you should turn right. Walk for a good 0.3 miles until you get to Great George Street where you should turn right to see Millennium Square to your right. If you are driving there, make note that the nearest car park is at the St. John’s Shopping Centre.
The square is packed with options for food and drinks, and on this page you’ll find some of these places listed so you can have a sneak peek of restaurants near The Carriageworks. Go dine provides you with an excellent word of mouth platform to help you make better dining decisions.
Did you know the theatre sits on the first floor of The Electric Press building in Millenium square? It overlooks the 1848 built courtyard that housed the West Riding Carriage Manufactory that gave the theatre its name.