2020 marks 50 years since Leeds Playhouse TIE Company began. It’s 26 years since we left the Playhouse and we’re still creating and delivering educational theatre programmes for disadvantaged children and adults in Leeds.

As one of the few TIE companies still in existence, we want to try to capture and record the work so professionals, students and anyone who’s interested can see how and why it’s made and the impact it has on audiences.

So we’re planning a legacy project, using video, podcasts and social media to document the process of creating The Witch’s House from the search for funding, through devising, researching, writing, rehearsal to the pilot performances, scheduled for Summer 2020.

Alongside this we intend to create a record of Leeds TIE from the beginning in 1970 through its various stages of evolution to the present. As part of this history we want to invite people to share their memories of the work.

We already have over £20K committed from the Arts Council and project partners but we still need another £5K by December to make the project happen, so we’ve launched a crowd funding campaign on The Big Give (donate button below). Any contribution no matter how small will help.

If you want to follow the project, get involved and contribute or you just want more information then follow us on Facebook (link below) or email us at theatreineducation@hotmail.com

We are now taking donations for the project…please click link below to donate.