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The Damned United returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse

The stage adaptation of THE DAMNED UNITED is returning to West Yorkshire Playhouse following its sell-out world premiere at the venue in 2016.Red Ladder and West Yorkshire Playhouse are teaming-up again to bring this critically acclaimed play by Anders Lustgarten, adapted from David Peace’s best-selling novel, back onto the Courtyard stage for two weeks from […]


Red Ladder Awarded PHF Funding

Red Ladder Theatre Company has been awarded £36,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to further its Northern Social Circuit programme, addressing under representation in theatre for people from working class backgrounds. The grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports its development over two years – and follows funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to originate […]


Meet The Shed Crew!

With THE SHED CREW’s run cruising along at Albion Electric’s warehouse in Leeds,LS10, we introduce some of the stellar cast bringing this much needed story to life. We have now sold out all evening performances (tickets remain for the three matinees only)!But fear not,due to popular demand we have added an additional performance on Sunday […]


The Shed Crew at Leeds Central Library

We are delighted that Leeds Central Library will be hosting a conversation with Rod Dixon (Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company) and Kevin Fegan (writer of the stage production THE SHED CREW) plus special guests. Rod and Kevin will be discussing the subjects and wider issues depicted in the play, and there will be […]


The Damned United Heads to London!

We are thrilled to announce that following a stomping month-long run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2 – 28 Aug, Pleasance Courtyard), THE DAMNED UNITED continues its UK-wide tour this autumn with a week-long run at Pleasance Islington, in the heart of London. Down the stairs… Along the corridor… Round the corner… Into the […]


Presenting The Shed Crew!

A stage play in verse by Kevin Fegan; adapted from the book URBAN GRIMSHAW AND THE SHED CREW by Bernard Hare 21 September – 1 October: Albion Electric warehouse, Leeds, LS10 1PR. Age guidance: 16+   ‘We were totally off the lead, we took care of our own needs and we grew like rampant weeds in […]


Red Ladder will re-enter Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

We are delighted to announce that Red Ladder Theatre Company will re-enter Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. Artistic director, Rod Dixon, says, “This is fantastic news; the best possible outcome as Red Ladder heads into our 50th year. We see this as a great vote of confidence from Arts Council England in what we’ve achieved […]


Ladderista Membership Scheme Launch!

Come and join us as we launch our new fundraising membership scheme: the Ladderistas! The Ladderistas initiative is looking to build upon the success of our 2014 Save Red Ladder Campaign and help us reach our 50th year in 2018. So, Thursday 2nd March from 7.30pm we will be at the Black Swan on Call Lane, Leeds to tell […]


We’re Hiring!

Freelance Marketing Coordinator In order to help deliver our upcoming programme of work we are seeking a highly motivated person to join us as a freelance marketing coordinator. Job Description   The role will include working on all areas within marketing including: Design Print Distribution Photography Advertising Additional promotional material Sales Reporting Website, newsletters and […]


Red Ladder receives 2016 BAC Cataloguing Grant!

We are delighted to have been announced as winners of The Business Archives Council cataloguing grant for business archives related to the Arts, 2016. The Arts grant was launched in 2013 to support an under-represented area of business archives and to complement wider initiatives for archiving the arts by The National Archives and the Campaign for […]