City Varieties Music Hall Auditorium

Entertainment

Leeds is a hotbed of creative cultural talent, and it enjoys a reputation for producing spectacular and innovative shows.

Thoughout the year you'll find popular performers of stage and screen in a variety of venues across the city, such as The Grand Theatre and Opera House, and the adjacent Howard Assembly Room, home to Opera North.

Dance has always been an essential part of Leeds life, and we are lucky enough to have both the classical Northern Ballet company and the contemporary Phoenix Dance Theatre based here in the city. 

The Leeds International Film Festival is a major event on the world cinema stage with hundreds of screenings and events taking place over 17 days in November.

Enjoying amazing performances doesn't have to be expensive either. There are great discounts at the West Yorkshire Playhouse during the week, and annual free events such as Light Night offer everyone a chance to enjoy great entertainment.

The iconic Leeds Town Hall has an exciting calender of events happening throughout the year including concerts, film screenings, hilarious stand up comedians, educational events and more.

Located in the heart of the city centre, first direct Arena, plays host to an impressive line up of world class acts an events from live music and comedy to entertainment shows and sporting events.

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  • Mermaid at West Yorkshire PlayhouseWed 25 - Sat 28 Mar 2015Shared Experience in association with Nottingham Playhouse presents Mermaid - A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love, loss and desire.
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  • Steve Parrish at City Varieties Music HallTue 31 Mar 2015With a life full of scrapes and near-misses, including filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs and jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach, all will be revealed in a non-stop show.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

Andy Parsons at City Varieties Music HallWed 4 Mar 2015With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road and heading to City Varieties Music Hall.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

First Thursday - Screening at The TetleyThu 5 Mar 2015First Thursday: Screening to accompany Contemporary Artists’ International Book Fair

05 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

Count Arthur Strong: Somebody Up There Licks Me! at City Varieties Music HallThu 5 - Fri 6 Mar 2015Fresh from donkey’s years on his award winning BBC Radio 4 series and the huge success of his BBC2 TV Show, Count Arthur Strong gets back to doing what he does best.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

The White Ribbon at Howard Assembly RoomFri 6 Mar 2015Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or award-winning film is a spellbinding tale of bigotry and brutality, set in a north German village immediately before the outbreak of the First World War.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Andrew Newton at City Varieties Music HallSat 7 Mar 2015World famous hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to City Varieties Music Hall in his hilarious one man show.

09 March 2015 to 10 March 2015

Bouncers at City Varieties Music HallMon 9 - Tue 10 Mar 2015Multi award winning play written and directed by John Godber featuring a frightening array of northern talent.

04 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Romeo and Juliet - Northern Ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 4 - Thu 12 Mar 2015Remember the first time you fell in love? Jean Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Romeo and Juliet is performed in the UK.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong at Leeds Town HallThu 12 Mar 2015He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

FRANK + introduction with Jon Ronson at Hyde Park Picture HouseThu 12 Mar 2015The odd & brilliant FRANK, based on writer Jon Ronson’s real life experiences as Frank Sidebottom’s keyboard player, was 1 of our highlights of 2014. We’re delighted that the man himself will be joining us to introduce a special screening!

14 March 2015 to 14 March 2015

The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes at Headingley Enterprise and Arts CentreSat 14 Mar 2015The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. Including autobiographical snippets concerning his life & times, adversaries he has faced and mysteries he's solved

18 March 2015 to 18 March 2015

Science Slam: Battle of Bodies, Brains & Theatre at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 18 Mar 2015Join us for a nail biting Science Slam where teams of young scientists and performers bring their passion for science to the stage with their wit, creativity and 6 minutes on the clock. Vote who you think should be crowned Slam Champions!

19 March 2015 to 19 March 2015

One Man Breaking Bad – The Unauthorised Parody at City Varieties Music HallThu 19 Mar 2015Sixty Awesome Episodes. One Awesome Show. Yo!

20 March 2015 to 20 March 2015

Stewart Lee - A Room with a Stew at Leeds Town HallFri 20 Mar 2015David Johnson & John Mackay present: Stewart Lee - A Room With A Stew

21 March 2015 to 21 March 2015

Fennesz and Lillevan at Howard Assembly RoomSat 21 Mar 2015One of the great electronic musicians joins forces with visual artist Lillevan for the UK premiere of a piece inspired by the works of Gustav Mahler.

25 March 2015 to 25 March 2015

John Bishop: Supersonic at City Varieties Music HallWed 25 Mar 2015City Varieties Music Hall is delighted to announce that John Bishop will perform his sell-out show Supersonic at the theatre in March

26 March 2015 to 26 March 2015

Gina Yashere: Laugh Riot at City Varieties Music HallThu 26 Mar 2015Multi-award winning Gina Yashere is back in the UK with her biggest tour to date! After rapturously received shows at The Underbelly Festival this summer, she is back with her new show and a couple of classic stories.

25 March 2015 to 27 March 2015

Dara O Briain at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 25 - Fri 27 Mar 2015Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today

25 March 2015 to 28 March 2015

Mermaid at West Yorkshire PlayhouseWed 25 - Sat 28 Mar 2015Shared Experience in association with Nottingham Playhouse presents Mermaid - A bold reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love, loss and desire.

31 March 2015 to 31 March 2015

Steve Parrish at City Varieties Music HallTue 31 Mar 2015With a life full of scrapes and near-misses, including filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs and jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach, all will be revealed in a non-stop show.