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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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Friday, 24th May 2024 - Saturday, 25th May 2024

Bridge imageBridgeA new play by Sarah Nelson showing at Ilkley Playhouse. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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Friday, 31st May 2024 - Friday, 31st May 2024

GaelforceGaelforceThe Ilkley Playhouse presents Gaelforce.
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Sunday, 2nd June 2024 - Sunday, 2nd June 2024

Ilkley Film SocietyIlkley Film Society 2023/24 SeasonIf you are interested in viewing some of the best films that contemporary world cinema has to offer, what better way to spend a Sunday evening? In the comfortable, intimate, venue of Ilkley Playhouse you will be able to watch 20 of the best films, shown between September and June, using cinema…
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Saturday, 8th June 2024 - Saturday, 8th June 2024

Laurel Canyon UnionLaurel Canyon UnionLaurel Canyon Union play the Ilkley Playhouse
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Friday, 14th June 2024 - Friday, 14th June 2024

Chris wearing a cowboy hat and holding a guitar.Chris Bannister Performs the Music of John DenverIlkley Playhouse host Chris Bannister who 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, 15th June 2024 - Saturday, 15th June 2024

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 June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Portrait of Florence Foster Jenkins Glorious!Florence Foster Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket! Florence's story is one of belief that a true artist can achieve anything. Presenting at the Ilkley Playhouse.
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Saturday, 6th July 2024 - Saturday, 6th July 2024

Elvis Up Close And PersonalElvis Up Close And PersonalA tribute to the King at the Ilkley Playhouse
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Monday, 8th July 2024 - Saturday, 13th July 2024

Close up of a wedding ringHonourAfter 32 years of marriage, George suddenly announces to Honour that he is leaving her for a younger woman. Presenting at the Ilkley Playhouse
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Friday, 19th July 2024 - Friday, 19th July 2024

Voodoo RoomVoodoo RoomPay tribute to some of the greatest names in rock history at the Ilkley Playhouse
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Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Saturday, 20th July 2024

Spandesque Ballet ImageSpandesque BalletSpandesque Ballet will take you straight back to the '80's as they recreate that distinctive sound of the New Romantics era with their amazing performance of SPANDAU BALLET hits! Playing at Ilkley Playhouse's Wharfeside Theatre this July.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Sunday, 25th August 2024 - Sunday, 25th August 2024

Bard in the YardBard in the YardAn Ilkley Players Fringe Production. A Summer Feast from the Works of Mr William Shakespeare. Saturday 24th August 2024 at 7.30pm in the Wildman Studio at Ilkley Playhouse and Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August at 2.00pm at the Manor House Yard.
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Friday, 1st November 2024 - Friday, 1st November 2024

Roisin Ban ImageRoisin BanReturning due to popular demand to Ilkley Playhouse, Roisin Ban is a Celtic folk trio playing a mix of mainly traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs and tunes
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Friday, 22nd November 2024 - Friday, 22nd November 2024

The Art of Simon imageThe Art of SimonThe Art of Simon, are once again, set to return to The Wildman studio at Ilkley Playhouse. They continue to perform an extensive range of songs made famous by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from the early years through to some of their solo hits.
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Map & Directions

Ilkley Playhouse


Weston Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DW
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