City Varieties Music Hall Auditorium


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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Upcoming Events

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11 February 2015 to 11 February 2015

Simon Amstell - To Be Free at City Varieties Music HallWed 11 Feb 2015With intense vulnerability and troubling honesty, Amstell explores freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and other areas.

14 February 2015 to 14 February 2015

Flamenco Twilight & Blood Wedding at Howard Assembly RoomSat 14 Feb 2015Fall in love with Spain in a two-part evening of flamenco music and dance on film.

19 February 2015 to 21 February 2015

We're Not Going Back at City Varieties Music HallThu 19 - Sat 21 Feb 201575 Mines. 3 Sisters. 1 Cause. (And a six pack of babycham. We’re Not Going Back is about the 1984/85 miners’ strike… more or less. But in this hard-hitting musical comedy there are no miners.

25 February 2015 to 25 February 2015

Stephen K Amos: Welcome To My World at City Varieties Music HallWed 25 Feb 2015Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, the maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show

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.

24 January 2015 to 27 February 2015

The Marriage of Figaro at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 24 Jan - Fri 27 Feb 2015It’s Figaro’s wedding day, and, to add to the usual worries, Figaro learns that his master, the Count, is out to bed his bride-to-be Susanna

27 February 2015 to 27 February 2015

A Curious Life & Levellers Acoustic at Leeds Town HallFri 27 Feb 2015Watch Levellers documentary film A Curious Life followed by an acoustic performance by the band.

18 February 2015 to 28 February 2015

La Vida Breve at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 18 - Sat 28 Feb 2015From the composer of the orchestral showpiece Nights in the Gardens of Spain and the popular ballet The Three-Cornered Hat comes this irresistibly exuberant opera.

18 February 2015 to 28 February 2015

Gianni Schicchi at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 18 - Sat 28 Feb 2015After the dark, suicidal angst of La vida breve, Gianni Schicchi is the perfect companion piece – a satyr play played out around the death-bed of a rich man