Due to ongoing restrictions there will be NO physical box office for this screening. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, either through the website or by phoning Leeds City Centre Box Office on 0113 378 0318 (12pm - 6pm, Tue-Sat).

AHEAD OF THE CURVE is the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history most people have never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today.

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE traces the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand work being led by queer women of colour today.


We are proud to screen the film as part of Pride month 2021 in partnership with Together Films and the BFI and supported by Film 50:50

Film 50:50

Film 50:50 is a group dedicated to bringing equality to the screen industries. Film 50:50 is endorsed by a growing number of partners, including Leeds City Council, Women’s Lives Leeds, Leeds University and A Listening Space. The idea to show films by women writers/directors is rooted in four simple principles:
To show films made and/or directed by women
To show films on every genre - not just films about women or aimed at women
To show films by women from all over the world
To show films that attract a diverse audience

Ahead of the Curve Poster


Due to ongoing restrictions there will be NO physical box office for this screening. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, either through the website or by phoning Leeds City Centre Box Office on 0113 378 0318 (12pm - 6pm, Tue-Sat).

The following measures are now in place at The Carriageworks Theatre to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:
– Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
– Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
– Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
– Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the screening.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability. If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the event.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the screening and remain seated at the end of the event until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the event and there is no interval.

NHS Test and Trace

Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak – by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions.

Box Office

Our Box Office opening times have changed. Our telephone lines are now open 12pm-6pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Online bookings are still available 24/7.