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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, 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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Sunday, 15th October 2023 - Sunday, 15th October 2023

Darwin And The Ilkley PuddingDarwin And The Ilkley PuddingMike Dixon and Gregory Radick share new evidence on what Darwin got up to on his journey to the North at the Ilkley Playhouse.
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Sunday, 22nd October 2023 - Sunday, 22nd October 2023

Kimberley Wilson: UnprocessedKimberley Wilson: UnprocessedIn this insightful event, Kimberley Wilson tries to make sense of the complex food system and its place in our daily lives at the Ilkley Playhouse.
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Thursday, 2nd November 2023 - Saturday, 11th November 2023

A person walking under a tunnel. The Incident RoomThis fast-moving play at Ilkley Playhouse goes behind the scenes of the hunt for Britain's most notorious serial killer.
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Friday, 17th November 2023 - Friday, 17th November 2023

Roisin Ban playing instruments.Roisin BanRoisin Ban is a Celtic folk trio playing a mix of mainly traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs and tunes at Ilkley Playhouse.
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Saturday, 18th November 2023 - Saturday, 18th November 2023

Saturday, 3rd February 2024 - Saturday, 3rd February 2024

Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

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, 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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Thursday, 7th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

The Vicar of DibleyThe Vicar of DibleyComedy gold comes to the Ilkley Playhouse! The Vicar of Dibley, adapted from the original TV series
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Thursday, 18th January 2024 - Saturday, 27th January 2024

The Haunting, ghostly figure in a room.The HauntingThis amateur production at Ilkley Playhouse is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS by Charles Dickens, adapted by Hugh Janes
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Wednesday, 14th February 2024 - Saturday, 17th February 2024

Things I Know To Be True Post It notes! Things I Know To Be TrueThis amateur production at Ilkley Playhouse is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS by Andrew Bovell Directed by Damien O'Keeffe
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Friday, 23rd February 2024 - Friday, 23rd February 2024

The Rob Dylan BandThe Rob Dylan BandThe Rob Dylan Band is the UK’s greatest tribute to the music of Bob Dylan playing at the Ilkley Playhouse.
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Saturday, 24th February 2024 - Saturday, 24th February 2024

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band Playing instruments.Jon Palmer Acoustic BandA high energy 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll band playing at the Ilkley Playhouse
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Thursday, 7th March 2024 - Saturday, 16th March 2024

Jeeves and Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’Jeeves and Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’If you love Jeeves and Wooster, the humour and music of the 1930s or farce of any kind then this is a play not to be missed at the Ilkley Playhouse
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Thursday, 21st March 2024 - Saturday, 23rd March 2024

The ItThe ItA darkly comic state-of-the-nation work exploring adolescent mental health at the Ilkley Playhouse.
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Thursday, 11th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

A tortoise and a fluffy chick sat next to each other.The Odd Couple (Female Version)Presenting at the Ilkley Playhouse, this hilarious comedy classic is about a group of women who meet regularly for a Trivial Pursuits game night.
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Monday, 13th May 2024 - Saturday, 18th May 2024

Child writing on a chalk boardClassPresenting at Ilkley Playhouse, CLASS is the story of a parent-teacher meeting that flies off the rails.
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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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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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Ilkley Playhouse


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

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