Welcome to the Adel Players website

Founded in 1945, Adel Players is an amateur drama group with at present over 40 members. We put on three plays a year in our own theatre space at the Adel Memorial Hall in north Leeds as part of the Adel Sports and Social Club. Find out more at About Us.


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Our next show, now available for Booking!

For our next show, Adel Players will perform Harold Brighouse’s hilarious comedy of football, finance and family life “The Game” at Adel Memorial Hall from Wednesday 22–Saturday 25 April 2015 (starting at 7.30 pm). 


The star of Blackton Rovers is in love with the boss’ daughter but the boss has transferred him to a rival team in order to raise money which may save the club from ruin. The situation is desperate. Will true love win out over money? Will our hero’s honour be saved? And what will his redoubtable mother have to say about it?


To book tickets for “The Game” telephone 0113-2755585, email tickets@adel-players.org.uk or click here.

Production shots from our most recent show

Relatively Speaking, directed by Beth Duce

January 2015

What our audiences said about Relatively Speaking

'Congratulations to everyone involved with Relatively Speaking - outstanding entertainment! Loved the 60s setting and the performances from your 'fab four' were truly groovy ;)'

'Still giggling after an amazing performance last night by Adel Players! Just the right mix of confusion, debauchery, and hilarity - well done guys!'


'Thank you, thank you, thank you!'

We were delighted that a couple who saw the 1st production of 'Relatively Speaking' at the Library Theatre in Scarborough, 1965 (directed by Stephen Joseph himself) were able to join us- and even more so that they thoroughly enjoyed our production!

For more pictures, reviews and notes on our sell out production of Relatively Speaking, click here

'Rutherford & Son' October 2014

Martin (Robert Colbeck) and Mary (Rachel Newby)


A BIG THANK YOU to all our audience members who came to see 'Rutherford & Son'.


This powerful Edwardian drama, written in 1912 by Githa Sowerby, was one of our most ambitious productions to date.


Through the hard work of director Pat Riley, her dedicated cast and a huge Adel Players 'team effort' in set design, lighting, sound, props, front-of-house and various other key jobs, we are now able to reflect on a highly satisfying start to our 2014/15 season.


Click here to read Pat's post-production notes and to see more photos in 'Recent Productions'.




  • "This was truly outstanding drama... we marvel at the ability of your team."
  • "Hearty congratulations on a splendid and riveting production. I'm so glad I came."
  • "They couldn't have done it better at the Grand or the Playhouse - it was blooming marvellous!"
  • "Thank you for what was a truly amazing performance."
  • "A very good and most enjoyable play."
  • "How do they manage to put such a fab set together? It was a fantastic set!"
  • "Thank you for an enthralling evening - many congratulations to cast and team."

Video clips from 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Watch highlights of our April 2014 production - click here for more clips and further information.

FOUR Festival of Theatre awards for 'If I Were You'!

Murder mystery evenings raise £2500+ for charity!

Read our recap and see more images from our murder mystery play

'It Went To Sudden Death' - and read a review of the entertainment.