Free Family Friendly Takeover Day at The Corn Exchange on 15 December

Free activities and workshops for young people aged 5 – 16 and their families will take place at the Corn Exchange in partnership with Leeds Playhouse and its award-winning Creative Engagement programme.


Story dens, festive choirs and singing groups, craft activities and workshops, as well as an opportunity to dress up as your favourite character, with beautiful outfits from the Theatre’s Costume Hire – with pop-up photo booths on hand.

Photographs provided by Leeds Playhouse.

Gaby Paradis of Leeds Playhouse 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.”

Photography by Anthony Robling.

Adam Warner from the Corn Exchange 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.

Each week, over 350 people take part in Playhouse Youth activities, not only in the Theatre itself but also in its dedicated space for young people – First Floor.  Why not add to their number!


Free Festive Takeover Day,
Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BR

Sat 15 Dec, 10am – 6pm


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