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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe smashes box office records.

Bold adaptation is the highest grossing show in the Playhouse’s 48-year history.

Credit: Birgit Ralf Brinkhoff.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s flagship winter production, is set to break all existing box office records as the producing house’s most popular production.

Having sold over 61,000 tickets, the show has surpassed the previous record of 60,821 tickets, which has stood since 2005. The production will also become the highest grossing production in the Playhouse’s 48-year history; generating over £1.5m at the box office and surpassing a previous record set by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Aslan, King of Narnia, told through puppetry in-the-round. The cast of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Photography by Birgit Ralf Brinkhoff.

Artistic Director of the Playhouse, James Brining, said: “We are delighted with the popularity of the show, and pleased that throughout the run we’ve been able to offer a range of ticket prices. A total of 22,000 people will have seen the production for £14 or less; with just under 7,000 tickets at £14 available across every performance of the run; 1,000 people from communities not engaged with the theatre experiencing the production for just £3, and 14,000 school children having watched the show for £14.  We’re so proud to be able to bring such a brilliant production to all of our audiences, and look forward to continuing this in years to come.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an ambitious, flamboyant and adventurous production which delivers an awesome breadth of scale and scope. Find out more about this spectacular production in our review.

Due to popular demand, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has been extended until Saturday 27th January 2018. Book online at or call the Box Office on 0113 213 77 00.

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