Sensory Theatre

Interplay’s Sensory Theatre work is always explorative, always cutting edge, placing its audience at the centre of the play.View Our Productions »

LS12 Creative, Leeds

We have been creating participatory arts projects in with the communities of Armley & the wider LS12 area for over 50 years.View Current Projects »
Sensory Theatre Symposium 2024

Sensory Theatre Symposium

Interplay Theatre’s Sensory Theatre Symposium for artists, companies and venues exploring sensory performance for learning disabled audiences. Hosted and supported by Leeds Playhouse.More Info  »

What do we do?

As the National Sensory Theatre, Interplay create immersive environments and work across art forms and across the five senses. Our productions contain themes that resonate in today’s world with characters that face challenges both physical and emotional.

The productions push the boundaries of how we communicate with children who are ‘far away’, locked inside themselves due to their disabilities and challenge preconceptions about the emotional literacy of young people with a range of complex needs by not being afraid to present situations which are a part of life, be they love, loss or death.

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Through this work Interplay Theatre aims to enrich the lives of young people and our local community.

Our Participation Programme (LS12 Creative) aims to enable young people to develop their creative and life skills and realise their potential by creating and experiencing the arts.

“Completely unique, an incredible sensory experience unlike anything the children have encountered before…”

Godolphin School

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Participation (LS12 Creative)

What’s on at Interplay Theatre

Find out more about Interplay Theatre & Our Work

My Life with the Wave (2022 & 2024)

My Life with the Wave My Life with the Wave is an inclusive and playful multi-sensory show for young people with disabilities that brings together live dance, theatre and interactive performance with sensory play and emotive storytelling…

This Land (2006, 2012 & 2021)

Hitch a ride on this musical rollercoaster ride through the life of America’s original folk hero, Woody Guthrie. This Land celebrates the highs and lows of his life, from the heartbreaking death of his mother in a fire to the rousing gigs at rallies and transit camps inspired by those fighting for their rights in the campaigns which swept 1960s America.

Tarzanne (2017 & 2018)

Discover Tarzanne’s journey from the lush forests that raised her to the concrete jungle of the civilised world. Feel the rain drops flow from the trees, hear the melody of the bird song and the scents of the flora as you’re engrossed in a tale of two contrasting societies.

The development of our work is supported by research and development with academic partners including University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.

Audition Call Out

Auditions Thursday 23rd May 12noon, 3pm or 6pm at Interplay Theatre, Leeds. This is a 2 hour workshop audition Interplay Theatre is looking for two Leeds / West Yorkshire based theatre performers skilled in devising for our upcoming Research and Development of our next sensory theatre production, Drift. Experience of physical theatre, theatre for learning disabled audiences, and/ or devising theatre for young audiences, is desirable. We encourage applications by those under-represented in the theatre industry. The characters will be tailored to the right performers, so performers of any age, gender and heritage are very welcome to apply. This will be a workshop audition, with...