Transform Festivals

“This varied festival programme is true to this intent, incorporating everything from off-site interactive performance to small-scale storytelling; from intimate audio tours to late-night cabaret and live art.”
Exeunt

From 2011-2014 we presented four annual April festivals at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Collaborating with bold, visionary artists, the programmes featured some of the most adventurous and exciting performance seen in Leeds over recent years. Playfully disrupting the Playhouse environment, productions and events took place from the depths of the theatre building, into its public spaces and almost every space in between. From 2013, Transform began to explore the wider city environment, creating projects outside of tower blocks, within city landmarks, on busy shopping streets, and collaborating with local communities. The intoxicating buzz of each festival lingered long after with those that participated, as did some of the extraordinary shows that local and national artists created and presented.

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“Experience the West Yorkshire Playhouse as you never have before.”
The Guardian
“This festival has a critical role in showcasing new work”
Backseat Mafia
“Brilliant festival of new work”
Yorkshire Post
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PRESS

Exeunt Magazine – Transform: The Park and the City
Exeunt Magazine – Transform: Anger Management
Exeunt Magazine – This Building Is Full Of Secrets
A Younger Theatre – Behind the Scenes at Transform 13
Maddy Costa – Chris Goode and Company’s 9
Matt Trueman – 9, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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9, Chris Goode & Company, Transform 12
Burmantofts Stories, Pauline Mayers Ensemble, Transform 13
Opening Night, Transform 14
Navigators, Transform 13
The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show, Slung Low, Transform 13
Live Art Bistro, Transform 14
Eggs Collective, Transform 14
The Albemarle Sketchbook, Chris Goode & Company, Transform 14
Navigators, Transform 13
The Rage Receptacle, Ellie Harrison, Transform 13
9, Chris Goode & Company, Transform 12
Put Your Sweet Hand In Mine,  Andy Field & Ira Brand, Transform 14
Burmantofts Stories, Pauline Mayers Ensemble, Transform 13
You the Player, Look Left Look Right, Transform 12
The Johnny Eck and Dave Toole Show, Slung Low, Transform 13
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