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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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Supertown at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014LIDOS proudly presents the world premiere of Supertown, an action-packed comedy musical adventure written by Leeds’s own James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders.
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Supertown at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014LIDOS proudly presents the world premiere of Supertown, an action-packed comedy musical adventure written by Leeds’s own James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders.
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Supertown at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014LIDOS proudly presents the world premiere of Supertown, an action-packed comedy musical adventure written by Leeds’s own James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders.
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
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  • Supertown at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014LIDOS proudly presents the world premiere of Supertown, an action-packed comedy musical adventure written by Leeds’s own James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders.
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Ocean Film Festival UK at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 24 Sep 2014Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! The festival brings you the world’s most amazing ocean films from both above and below the surface.
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Great Expectations at The Carriageworks Theatre Fri 26 Sep 2014Blacksmith’s boy Pip is transformed into a London gentleman with the aid of a mysterious benefactor. But even as Pip’s fortunes rise, he is haunted by his love for the beautiful, unattainable Estella whom he visited at Miss Havisham’s house
    Al Murray at City Varieties Music HallFri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor - 20 years at the lager top.
    Eden at The Carriageworks Theatre Fri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014It's 2044 and Earth is a lifeless wasteland. The only chance of survival is to be accepted into Eden, a protective dome where the inhabitants are free from the dangers of the Outside but the promise of paradise may not be all it seems.
    Superhero Weekend - Free Outdoor Films at Leeds DockFri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014After the success of FROZEN and THE LAND BEFORE TIME last month, Leeds Dock is offering film fans the chance to take in some of these classics – for free!
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Al Murray at City Varieties Music HallFri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor - 20 years at the lager top.
    Eden at The Carriageworks Theatre Fri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014It's 2044 and Earth is a lifeless wasteland. The only chance of survival is to be accepted into Eden, a protective dome where the inhabitants are free from the dangers of the Outside but the promise of paradise may not be all it seems.
    Superhero Weekend - Free Outdoor Films at Leeds DockFri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014After the success of FROZEN and THE LAND BEFORE TIME last month, Leeds Dock is offering film fans the chance to take in some of these classics – for free!
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Superhero Weekend - Free Outdoor Films at Leeds DockFri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014After the success of FROZEN and THE LAND BEFORE TIME last month, Leeds Dock is offering film fans the chance to take in some of these classics – for free!
    Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
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  • Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.

17 September 2014 to 20 September 2014

Supertown at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 17 - Sat 20 Sep 2014LIDOS proudly presents the world premiere of Supertown, an action-packed comedy musical adventure written by Leeds’s own James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders.

22 September 2014 to 22 September 2014

Sing-a-Long Songs of War Time at City Varieties Music HallMon 22 Sep 2014Featuring The Hits of World War 1 and 2.

24 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

Ocean Film Festival UK at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 24 Sep 2014Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! The festival brings you the world’s most amazing ocean films from both above and below the surface.

25 September 2014 to 25 September 2014

Music, Mirth and Medicine: an illustrated history at Thackray Medical MuseumThu 25 Sep 2014An evening of witty songs and medical humour. With music from piano, guitar and ukelele and some weird and wonderful objects from the museum archives.

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Great Expectations at The Carriageworks Theatre Fri 26 Sep 2014Blacksmith’s boy Pip is transformed into a London gentleman with the aid of a mysterious benefactor. But even as Pip’s fortunes rise, he is haunted by his love for the beautiful, unattainable Estella whom he visited at Miss Havisham’s house

26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Al Murray at City Varieties Music HallFri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One Guvnor - 20 years at the lager top.

26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Eden at The Carriageworks Theatre Fri 26 - Sat 27 Sep 2014It's 2044 and Earth is a lifeless wasteland. The only chance of survival is to be accepted into Eden, a protective dome where the inhabitants are free from the dangers of the Outside but the promise of paradise may not be all it seems.

26 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Superhero Weekend - Free Outdoor Films at Leeds DockFri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014After the success of FROZEN and THE LAND BEFORE TIME last month, Leeds Dock is offering film fans the chance to take in some of these classics – for free!

09 September 2014 to 17 November 2014

Not For Rental at The Carriageworks Theatre Tue 9 Sep - Mon 17 Nov 2014Love cinema? Under 25? Then you’re in for a treat. For a few special dates between June and November, Carriageworks Theatre is being transformed into a cinema in the heart of the city.

20 September 2014 to 26 February 2015

La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.