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City Varieties

City Varieties


The longest running music hall in Britain, it still operates a music hall season twice yearly in April and October. The City Varieties was the location for the television series of 'The Good Old Days'. The Edwardian circle bar exhibits photographs of variety stars, past and present. Now mainly a variety theatre with family shows, live music, top stand-up comedy, hypnotism, psychic shows and Christmas pantomime.


Take a tour of City Varieties and absorb its fascinating history. What was once a rowdy music hall packed to the gunnels is now a glamourous and legendary venue that is a favourite for many of its performers and visitors.
These tours are a fantastic opportunity to visit such a prestigious theatre outside of show time and provide an experience and understanding that can only be achieved by coming and soaking up the atmosphere first-hand.
Please note that the City Varieties is a working building and access to all areas is not guaranteed.

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See website for shows, times and prices.


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Map reference: SE 302337  Lat: 53.79874 Long: -1.54297

By Public Transport:
From the station turn right along Boar Lane and turn left up the pedestrianised shopping street, Briggate. Swan Street can be found at the top of Briggate, opposite Borders.