Radical reconfiguration and extension transforms Leeds Playhouse
RIBA Yorkshire Award winner 2021
Yorkshire Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh
Page\Park Architects for Leeds City Council
Contract value: £13.4m
Cost per m2: £2,078
The Leeds Playhouse has been transformed by a radical reconfiguration and extension of the existing building to create a new face for the organisation and improve accessibility for all. The brief was to re-orientate the entrance, reconnecting the theatre with the city. The new frontage created to St Peter’s Street now addresses the city and provides a new entrance and café at street level, café mezzanine and extension to the restaurant level above, with a new hospitality room at the top level, and a new flexible performance space in what was the basement. With a facade of brightly coloured ceramics, the theatre now has a strong visual identity befitting the creativity within the building.