Opening the Rugby World Cup in Leeds

On the eve of the first Rugby World Cup match in Leeds, Millennium Square in the city centre was transformed into an open air theatre space as hundreds of performers and giant moving structures combine to explore the power of community, heroic leadership and rugby’s traditions of justice and fair play.


Bringing to life the adage of ‘strength in numbers’ the new production featured 300 professional and amateur dancers as well as local volunteers from across the city – each representing one of the 300 players who make up the international teams competing in this year’s Rugby World Cup.  The performers worked together in a specially choreographed show which celebrated the physicality, spirit and collective endeavour that is being part of a rugby team. 

past dates


  • Sep 25th2015

    Millennium Square

    LS2 8BH, Leeds - United Kingdom



Commissioned by Dep Arts and Co-Commissioned by Leeds City Council and England Rugby 2015.

They supported this Production

Arts Council England
Leeds City Council
Dep Arts
England Rugby 2015

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