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The Playhouse is conveniently located in the centre of Ilkley and has a well established season of productions. The Playhouse is also used as a venue for events throughout the year, including the popular Ilkley Literature Festival.

The theatre has been presented with a blue plaque from Ilkley Civic Society, unveiled by the actor Timothy West, putting the building on the town tourist trail.

There are two performance spaces within the theatre building: the Wharfeside Theatre, a traditional stage with auditorium seating and the Wildman Studio, a flexible space with no fixed seating.

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Events

Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022

Rebecca Lee - How Words Get GoodRebecca Lee: How Words Get GoodOnce upon a time, a writer had an idea. They wrote it down. But what happened next? Rebecca Lee, professional word-improver and Editorial Manager at Penguin Random House, leads us on the fascinating journey a book takes from an author’s brain to a bookshop shelf.
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Thursday, 3rd November 2022 - Saturday, 12th November 2022

Beryl Cycling Beryl‘Beryl’ is witty, charming, and critically acclaimed and celebrates the life and astonishing achievements of this unsung sporting legend: the greatest woman on two wheels.
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Saturday, 19th November 2022 - Saturday, 19th November 2022

Elvis in a white jumpsuit against a background of Elvis Silhouettes.Elvis - The SongbookThe career of Elvis Presley is legendary and his Songbook runs to a thousand songs. Award winning tribute artist Richard Griffin opens the Songbook and explores many of the classic hits. Songs include: My Way, It's Now or Never, Suspiciou
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Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Saturday, 26th November 2022

Soul Train singers on stageSoul TrainClimb aboard and take a journey back in time, to the sweet soulful years of the 60’s and 70’s Motown era, on this amazing journey we call the Soul Train Experience.
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Thursday, 8th December 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022

Charley's AuntCharley's AuntMrs Kitty Warren has worked hard to provide for her daughter, but how will Vivie react when she learns the truth about her mother’s profession? The Perfect for those winter days - a classic farce, with a dash of heart.
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Tuesday, 10th January 2023 - Saturday, 21st January 2023

Guys and Doils logo with neon dice.Guys and DollsGuys and Dolls is a classic and one of the greatest musicals ever written. This production promises a joyous evening of vitality, energy, and pure pleasure.
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Saturday, 28th January 2023 - Saturday, 28th January 2023

Skeleton with a microphone.Stagefright Comedy ClubLive stand-up on stage at the Ilkley Playhouse. Strictly 16+ Acts are subject to change. Refunds only available if the event is cancelled.
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Tuesday, 7th February 2023 - Saturday, 11th February 2023

Three mothers in a line walking away.Three MothersSet in present day and post World War 2. The audience is immersed in the personal lives and dilemmas facing three female characters.
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Saturday, 18th February 2023 - Saturday, 18th February 2023

Band on stage with various instruments including a violin and guitars.Jon Palmer Acoustic BandFollowing a stunning debut performance in 2022, this high energy “folk, roots and rock & roll” 5 or 6 piece band is back
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Thursday, 9th March 2023 - Saturday, 18th March 2023

Saturday, 11th March 2023 - Saturday, 11th March 2023

Revlon Girl reflection of lips in a mirror.The Revlon GirlFour women struggle to move on after the Aberfan disaster of 1966. They meet every week to talk, cry and laugh without feeling guilty.
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Saturday, 1st April 2023 - Saturday, 1st April 2023

Skeleton with a microphone.Stagefright Comedy ClubLive stand-up on stage at the Ilkley Playhouse. Strictly 16+ Acts are subject to change. Refunds only available if the event is cancelled.
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Thursday, 20th April 2023 - Saturday, 29th April 2023

Saturday, 22nd April 2023 - Saturday, 22nd April 2023

Laced up corsetNell GwynnAn exhilarating play with music; raunchy, saucy, vulgar, and vibrant. It’s Ilkley on a Saturday night! Or the bawdy streets and royal intrigues of London, 1660.
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Monday, 8th May 2023 - Saturday, 13th May 2023

Painted picture of a couple under an umbrella.,A History of Falling ThingsThis is a truly original play that premiered in April 2009 and there’s a film in the making. Humorous, touching, thought provoking and hugely entertaining, it’s a 21st century love story from one of the country’s finest writers.
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Friday, 19th May 2023 - Friday, 19th May 2023

Chris wearing a cowboy hat and holding a guitar.Chris Bannister Performs the Music of John DenverChris will be performing many of John's worldwide hits such as Annie’s Song, Take Me Home Country Roads, Calypso and Leaving On A Jet Plane.
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Saturday, 20th May 2023 - Saturday, 20th May 2023

A Night Of The StarsA Night Of The StarsA stylish celebration of music from some of the most legendary artistes of all time. From Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones, Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield, Barbara Streisand, and Elaine Paige right up to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and many more, each track is handpicked to ‘wow ‘and entertain you.
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Saturday, 27th May 2023 - Saturday, 27th May 2023

Skeleton with a microphone.Stagefright Comedy ClubLive stand-up on stage at the Ilkley Playhouse. Strictly 16+ Acts are subject to change. Refunds only available if the event is cancelled.
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Thursday, 8th June 2023 - Saturday, 17th June 2023

Saturday, 10th June 2023 - Saturday, 10th June 2023

A ghostly figure in candlelight.Blithe SpiritThis is a play which needs no introduction. The sumptuous, witty dialogue of Noel Coward is delivered in a crazy and chaotic set of ghostly circumstances.
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Saturday, 24th June 2023 - Saturday, 24th June 2023

Skeleton with a microphone.Stagefright Comedy ClubLive stand-up on stage at the Ilkley Playhouse. Strictly 16+ Acts are subject to change. Refunds only available if the event is cancelled.
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Thursday, 6th July 2023 - Saturday, 15th July 2023

Saturday, 8th July 2023 - Saturday, 8th July 2023

Black and White Heart Print.LovesongIf you are, or have been in love, this one's for you: whatever your age, this play is for you. It is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives - as young lovers in their twenties and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship.
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Facilities

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Map & Directions

Ilkley Playhouse

Type:Theatre

Weston Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HB
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Tel01943 609539

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