Ilkley Playhouse

Sadie Pearson
Creative Tourist

The Playhouse tucked in the centre of Ilkley, has a well established season of productions, also being used as a venue for events throughout the year, including the popular Ilkley Literature Festival.

Moreover, presented with a blue plaque from Ilkley Civic Society, unveiled by the actor Timothy West, the theatre is firmly on the tourist trail.

The two performance spaces within the theatre building: the Wharfeside Theatre and the Wildman Studio ensure that the playbill is always busy.

Weston RoadIlkleyLS29 8HB View map
Telephone: 01943609539 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday9:30am - 6:30pm
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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