Live Theatre

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Live Theatre has an international reputation as a new writing theatre.

As well as producing and presenting new plays, Live Theatre seeks out and nurtures creative talent. Based in a carefully restored complex of five Grade II listed buildings, Live Theatre has a flexible and welcoming theatre space, studio, rehearsal room and writers’ rooms in a unique historical setting.


Remake a Take

From Blade Runner to Brief Encounter, the North has inspired generations of audiences and filmmakers. Get behind the scenes of these famous films with a host of hands-on activities.

Follow the Remake a Take movie trail to hunt out a series of interactive film stills featuring scenes from the likes of Get Carter, Billy Elliot and 24 Hour Party People.

Recreate an iconic scene from Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry, 2001 at Live Theatre


Nearest Metro: Manors

Opening times

Outside Live Theatre, always open
Inside Live Theatre, 12.00 – 17.30 daily

Accessibility Information

  • Nearby parking available.
  • Level access to Live Theatre from Broad Chare, main doors are automatic.
  • Lift access to 3 floors with adapted toilets on all levels.
  • Fixed loop system within the building.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

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