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Ever dreamed of being on stage?

Want to see your name in lights?   From the company bringing you The Damned United at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Red Grit is a professionally run actor training course for anyone aged eighteen and over. Try something new All abilities welcome – no experience necessary Meet new people Free – deposit paid at the beginning […]


Ruth Berkoff – Why We Should All Help Save Red Ladder

I want to Save Red Ladder because they have changed my life. Definitely. I have always wanted to act, and I pursued it wholeheartedly as a child. But my confidence and motivation faded away with my teenage years. Mum says that it changed when dad died, but at 13, you don’t have incredible self-awareness, and […]


Save Red Ladder Wins Award

The Save Red Ladder Campaign has been rewarded with a PR Superstar Award from Local Giving as part of their Grow Your Tenner Awards. Over 1,200 groups took part in the Grow Your Tenner scheme last year so it is a fantastic achievement for the campaign to have been recognised as the best at press […]


Our Friends at the Fringe and Further Afield!

The Edinburgh Fringe is currently in full flow and though we are not performing any of our own work at the festival, plenty of our friends and associates are involved in some fantastic new shows this year. Here’s what we recommend heading over to see if you are up there at the moment or are planning […]


Leeds Inspired Award for Red Ladder

Red Ladder are delighted to announce that they have received £13,000 funding from Leeds Inspired for the production of a new community play, Leeds Lads, to commemorate the one hundred years since Leeds citizens fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The play will look at how the families of four Leeds lads from different […]


Avaes Mohammad in the Guardian

‘I wrote my first poem, for performance, after the Oldham riots in 2001. I was in Manchester being a student, completing my bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and in May I came home from a club one night, late, off my head, and turned on Newsnight to see a man in a suit explaining how there was a […]


Hear from We’re Not Going Back’s cast, writer and musicians in a special ‘behind the scenes’ showing

On 7th March we’re thrilled to bring special ‘behind the scenes’ showings of We’re Not Going Back to the stages of the Headingley Literature Festival and Unity Works, Wakefield. This is a chance for audiences to hear more about the production and chat to the cast and crew. These showings are not full performances but are instead an opportunity […]


Leeds Rhinos Competition

As part of our association with the Leeds Rhinos we have organised a competition for Rhinos members to be able to meet and greet some of the players ahead of the performance of We’re Not Going Back on Thursday the 19th of February at the City Varieties. All you have to do is answer the following […]


Win a family ticket to Nicobobinus!

Enter our competition to win a family ticket at the venue of your choice to see Red Ladder and Dumbwise’s adventurous family musical adaptation of Terry Jones’ much loved children’s tale about the boy ‘who could do anything’ of which one critic has said:   ‘Out-rightly one of the most magical pieces of theatre I’ve […]


Casting Call for Hurling Rubble

Red Ladder are currently auditioning for the below roles for Hurling Rubble, two new plays tackling extremism within the British Asian and white working class communities. Dean: Dean Walsh. White. 40s. Old-school football hooligan with Manchester United, Dean has always wanted to be somebody significant. King or Knave not possible and Bishop not of interest, […]