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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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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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Friday, 23rd June 2023 - Friday, 23rd June 2023

Laurel Canyon UnionLaurel Canyon UnionLaurel Canyon Union + Support - Waiting for Wednesday at the Ilkley Playhouse. The music is inspired by the American West Coast singer-songwriter movement of the 1960s and early 1970s.
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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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Saturday, 26th August 2023 - Saturday, 26th August 2023

Bard in the Yard Bard in the YardAn Ilkley Players Fringe Production - A Summer Feast from the Works of Mr William Shakespeare at Ilkley Playhouse.
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Thursday, 28th September 2023 - Saturday, 30th September 2023

Girls Like ThatGirls Like ThatA stunning insight into modern society and relationships at Ilkely Playhouse.
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Thursday, 23rd November 2023 - Saturday, 25th November 2023

ConstellationsConstellationsExplore the possibilities of how a couples relationship might play out at Ilkely Playhouse.
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  • On-site light refreshments

Map & Directions

Ilkley Playhouse


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

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