Leeds was one of the first small-town arts councils in the Greater Birmingham area to establish a performance center. Greater Birmingham, Alabama’s, eBHM.org reported Kim Dometrovich’s review of the Leeds Arts Council Theater production of Shenandoah at their building in Leeds, Alabama. Dometrovich wrote, “When I first heard that Leeds was producing a musical version of the Jimmy Stewart classic I was puzzled how it could make it a fun happy show. But Michael Bridges (director) and the cast from Leeds did a great job of doing just that and then some.‚Äù These facilities have continued to showcase local entertainment and talent for 25 years.
The Leeds Arts Council organization owns and maintains the Leeds Theater and Arts Center in Leeds, Alabama. The theater building houses a year-round art gallery, classroom space and a theater that also serves as an auditorium. Community events include 12 artist receptions and six poetry readings annually. Local Birmingham talent is showcased in three community plays a spring comedy, summer Broadway musical, and fall mystery dinner theatre. Summer theater productions are part of the children’s musical theatre workshops. Community programs that take place year-round consist of the Jane Culbreth Library programs, book signings, variety shows, evenings of dinner and love songs, holiday tablescapes, fashion shows, one-day workshops, community chorus performances , concerts and symposiums.
Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays- 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
General Admission Fee: Free except for play performances which must be booked in advancehttp://www.leedsartscouncil.org | 8138 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL