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Play, Sat 11 Apr 2020

Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat

Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat


Orchestra of Opera North
Terry Davies – conductor

Terry Davies conducts René Aubry’s inspired scores for this wonderful double bill, _Room on the Broom_ and _The Highway Rat, _based on the much-loved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

A kind witch invites assorted animals to join her on her broom in _Room on the Broom, _much to the frustration of her cat. The witch’s companions ultimately save her from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude, she rewards them with a magnificent new broom, which has room for everyone. And the magic doesn’t stop there. _The Highway Rat_ tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns,biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end...

The 2.30pm show is a relaxed performance.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE (RP): Relaxed Performances allow members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed, lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. These performances are open to all and are designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, dementia or sensory and communication disorder.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 Apr 2020 14:30 to 15:30 16:15 to 17:45


Tickets: A £28.62, B £26.50, C £24.38, D £21.20, E £15.90 Over 60s: £1.50 off Students, unwaged, under 18s: 50% off (prices include 6% booking fee)



Leeds International Concert Season


Leeds Town Hall,
The Headrow,



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Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality