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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  • Lucy Beech: Me and Mine at The TetleyThu 16 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the words of Lucy Beech’s new film Me and Mine, empathy – the compassionate attempt to see the world through another’s eyes – is also ‘a kind of penetration, a travelling’.
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  • Lucy Beech: Me and Mine at The TetleyThu 16 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the words of Lucy Beech’s new film Me and Mine, empathy – the compassionate attempt to see the world through another’s eyes – is also ‘a kind of penetration, a travelling’.
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16 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine at The TetleyThu 16 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the words of Lucy Beech’s new film Me and Mine, empathy – the compassionate attempt to see the world through another’s eyes – is also ‘a kind of penetration, a travelling’.

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Sitting Room Comedy Club at Belgrave Music Hall and CanteenThu 9 Jul 2015Critically acclaimed comedy night with four of the circuit's best comedians: Alun Cochrane, Paul McCaffrey, Brennan Reece and Harriet Dyer.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Comedy Cask at Crowd of FavoursThu 30 Jul 2015Free stand-up comedy in the Basement at The Crowd of Favours. Once a month on the Last Thursday with 3 acts performing.

03 July 2015 to 03 July 2015

Luisa Omielan at City Varieties Music HallFri 3 Jul 2015Am I Right Ladies is brilliant! Another signature ‘party with jokes’ from Luisa Omielan, its follow up to her debut stand up show, What Would Beyoncé Do?!

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Frankly Prince Charming You’re Just Not My Type at City Varieties Music HallSat 18 Jul 2015A brand new reality show set in a parallel universe where fairy tale princesses and kick-ass comic book heroines fight for justice, survival and relatively comfortable clothing, With no Prince Charming in sight will they thrive or perish?

24 July 2015 to 24 July 2015

City Varieties Youth Theatre Presents: Oliver! at City Varieties Music HallFri 24 Jul 2015City Varieties Youth Theatre Company presents Oliver! Fri 24 and Sat 25 July (including a matinee performance). A heart-warming musical for the whole family. Tickets on sale June at our website.

25 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

City Varieties Youth Theatre Presents: Oliver! at City Varieties Music HallSat 25 Jul 2015City Varieties Youth Theatre Company presents Oliver! Fri 24 and Sat 25 July (including a matinee performance). A heart-warming musical for the whole family. Tickets on sale June at our website.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap! at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSun 12 Jul 2015No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK and Ireland with his brand new stand up show Yap, Yap, Yap!

06 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 6 - Sat 11 Jul 2015Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971 - stunning audiences and changing the face of musical theatre forever.

13 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Dreamboats and Miniskirts at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 13 - Sat 18 Jul 2015What happened to Bobby & Laura and Norman & Sue…?

21 July 2015 to 01 August 2015

The Sound of Music at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 21 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2015The Sound Of Music returns in an all new magnificent production

15 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Anything Goes at Kings Hall and Winter GardensWed 15 - Sat 18 Jul 2015This musical comedy will transport us to a magical age of dance, high society and fabulous musical numbers all set aboard the S.S. American cruise ship that is sailing from New York to Southampton.

03 July 2015 to 03 July 2015

Jimmy Carr - Funny Business at Leeds Town HallFri 3 Jul 2015Jimmy Carr brings his brand new stand up show to Leeds Town Hall on Friday 3 July 2015.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

The Selfish Giant at Howard Assembly RoomSun 12 Jul 2015The Opera North’s Children’s Chorus present a new semi-staged production of The Selfish Giant, based on the story by Oscar Wilde, set to music by Handel.

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Opera Bingo - Cards at the ready...it's Bingo Life at Howard Assembly RoomSat 18 Jul 2015How much do we really know about the people we see in everyday life? This immersive musical theatre piece puts the audience in the centre of the action during a bingo game, with life changing effects for the bingo hall regulars.
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