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We’re back with our boldest festival yet, and our very first citywide, international edition.

Coursing through theatres, arts venues and outdoor spaces, Transform 17 explores everything from activism,  community collaboration, the digital age, gender politics, and the future of Europe.

We’ve joined forces with brilliant local artists, to concoct powerful new works that will be seen by audiences for the first time at the festival. Alongside these world premieres, extraordinary international artists present exciting shows in Leeds for the first time.

Each of our festivals is characterised by courage, collaboration and celebration – and Transform 17 is no different. Come and experience the vivid atmosphere of our Festival Centre, join in on a party, get involved in a project, or simply catch a show or two and reflect on what you’ve seen.
However you choose to – join us and be part of Transform 17.