Curtain up on Leeds theatre’s 10th birthday celebrations

The annual panto is always a highlight of the Carriageworks year.
The annual panto is always a highlight of the Carriageworks year.
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The stage is set for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of a milestone in the life of the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.

Council bosses have announced details of an open day event taking place at the theatre next Saturday, November 14, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its arrival on the city’s local arts scene. 
The day’s programme highlights are due to include:

* Storytelling tours that will give visitors a behind the scenes glimpse at Carriageworks life;

* 10 Years Together, a light-hearted musical look at how a theatre production is brought to the stage;

* Workshops and drop-in talks covering everything from animal puppet making to the past and present of theatre in Leeds.

Linzi Tate, Carriageworks programme director, said: “Everyone at the theatre is really looking forward to welcoming people to our birthday celebrations and showing them a bit more of what goes on behind the scenes here.

“It’s also our way of saying thanks for all the support we’ve had through the years and looking ahead to all the exciting things we have planned for the future.”

Leeds City Council leader Coun Judith Blake, meanwhile, hailed the Carriageworks as a “much-loved feature of our city’s cultural landscape”.

The open day runs from 10am to 6pm. For further information, visit the www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks web page.