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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21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

The Lindisfarne Story at City Varieties Music HallTue 21 Oct 2014The Lindisfarne Story, a celebration of the Tyneside band’s music and achievements, will come to City Varieties 21st October.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

The Queen's Knickers at Kings Hall and Winter GardensTue 21 Oct 2014Get your knickers in a twist with this classic comedy for wise young children.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Untold Scandal at Howard Assembly RoomFri 24 Oct 2014(Dir. EJ-Yong, Korea, 2003, 124 mins, with English subtitles. Cert 18) EJ-Young’s adaptation of the classic French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, to 18th Century Korea. A drama of immorality eroticism and betrayal.

03 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

The Good Old Days at City Varieties Music HallFri 3 - Sat 25 Oct 2014The City Varieties hosts The Good Old Days as it returns for its four-weekend run this October, with a host of acts to recreate the legendary Music Hall experience.

29 September 2014 to 25 October 2014

The Crucible at West Yorkshire PlayhouseMon 29 Sep - Sat 25 Oct 2014

23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Grounded at West Yorkshire PlayhouseThu 23 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Comic Potential at The Carriageworks Theatre Thu 23 - Sat 25 Oct 2014Humanoid robot actor JCF31333 develops so many faults that she starts to malfunction, just like a real person.

22 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Eight at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 22 - Sat 25 Oct 2014Eight strangers. Eight lives. Eight stories that need to be shared. From prostitutes to school boys, from soldiers to businessmen, these eight stories attempt to give a portrait of British youth today.

24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Lee Evans at First Direct ArenaFri 24 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Susan Calman: Lady Like at City Varieties Music HallSun 26 Oct 2014Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour.

27 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

The Clean As Possible Comedy Show at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 29 Oct 2014Cutting Edge Stand-Up Comedy with a 12A certificate. Come and watch top comedians from UK Comedy Circuit clean up their act. Hosted by Preston’s very own funnyman Tony Vino.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Hugless Douglas at The Carriageworks Theatre Wed 29 Oct 2014Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Cardinal Burns in Leeds at City Varieties Music HallThu 30 Oct 2014Comedy show Cardinal Burns will come to City Varieties this October. Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns are a British Comedy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated sketch and character duo.

04 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Old MacDonald Had a Farm at The Carriageworks Theatre Thu 30 Oct 2014Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! Can you help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for him?

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Alan Davies: Little Victories at Leeds Town HallThu 30 Oct 2014Following the sell out success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories, calling at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 30 October 2014.

18 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

The Bartered Bride at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 18 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Marenka and Jeník are in love, but her father wants her to marry the son of the wealthiest man in town.

29 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Bugsy Malone at Kings Hall and Winter GardensWed 29 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society is proud to present Bugsy Malone, the fun loving musical comedy. Set in 1920's America during the prohibition era, it follows the exploits of rival gangsters.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Night of the Hunter: Halloween at Opera at Howard Assembly RoomFri 31 Oct 2014(Dir. Charles Laughton, USA, 1955, 93 mins. Cert 12) A Halloween chillier in which a serial-killer Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), disguises himself as a preacher-man to gain the trust of an unsuspecting family.

28 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

27 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Elves & the Shoemaker at Stanley & Audrey Burton TheatreMon 27 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Northern Ballet is delighted to present their latest ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.

30 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Northern Youth Theatre Company - Love Me Do at The Riley TheatreThu 30 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A theatrical journey of discovery and enlightenment inspired by the music of The Beatles and the unique bond of love between a daughter and her mother.

30 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

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.