Leeds Playhouse Supports Theater Initiatives by and for Older Adults in the U.K.


The U.K.-based theatre organization, Leeds Playhouse, developed and supports two theater initiatives by and for older adults; one a peer-led group and the other a professionally-led company.

The Feeling Good Theater Company creates and tours original productions to local communities, festivals and conferences. The group’s goals are: “to challenge stereotypes and share positive stories of ageing, reflecting the experiences of  older people.”

The Performance Ensemble is a company of older performers with a range of theatrical experience and from diverse cultural traditions. With a professional director they create “high quality contemporary performances with people over 60, from their own life experiences, hopes, and fears, for audiences of all ages.”

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Adult Education

Community Engagement

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Expression

related organization

Leeds Playhouse

resource type

Programs and Initiatives


Feeling Good Theater Company, The Performance Ensemble

art forms

Performing Arts, Theatre

program site type

Arts Organizations