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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  • Paul Chowdhry - PC's World at City Varieties Music HallThu 4 Sep 2014Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offence another person's humour?
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  • Dracula at West Yorkshire PlayhouseFri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.
    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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  • Dracula at West Yorkshire PlayhouseFri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.
    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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  • Dracula at West Yorkshire PlayhouseFri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.
    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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  • Dracula at West Yorkshire PlayhouseFri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.
    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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  • Threnody for the Sky Children at The Carriageworks Theatre Thu 18 Sep 2014In a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents’ house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past.
    Letter from an Unknown Woman at Howard Assembly RoomThu 18 Sep 2014Set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, a former concert pianist receives a letter from a woman (Joan Fontaine) which reveals her lifelong love for him, and the devastation that their encounters have caused.
    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.
    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.
    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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  • 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.

02 September 2014 to 02 September 2014

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 2 Sep 2014The Queen of British comedy comes to Leeds with her first ever solo tour.

04 September 2014 to 04 September 2014

Paul Chowdhry - PC's World at City Varieties Music HallThu 4 Sep 2014Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offence another person's humour?

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Mining Visions: The Miners' Strike 30 Years On at Kings Hall and Winter GardensSun 7 Sep 2014Join us for our first day long event MINING VISIONS: THE MINERS STRIKE 30 YEARS ON featuring four films, including two very special previews; panel discussions with guests.

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

Tony Benn:Will & Testament Film Screening plus Q&A at Leeds Town HallWed 10 Sep 2014A special event screening of the award-winning film TONY BENN: WILL AND TESTAMENT followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

05 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Dracula at West Yorkshire PlayhouseFri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.

17 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

The Royal Opera's Rigoletto at Millennium SquareWed 17 Sep 2014Come and join us for The Royal Opera's Rigoletto on Wednesday 17 September, 2014 at 7.30pm.

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014

Threnody for the Sky Children at The Carriageworks Theatre Thu 18 Sep 2014In a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents’ house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past.

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014

Letter from an Unknown Woman at Howard Assembly RoomThu 18 Sep 2014Set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, a former concert pianist receives a letter from a woman (Joan Fontaine) which reveals her lifelong love for him, and the devastation that their encounters have caused.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

The Complete works of William Shakespeare at City Varieties Music HallFri 19 Sep 2014Reduced Shakespeare Company in the Complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays.

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.

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.