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Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House


Leeds Grand Theatre is home to Opera North and is the performing home of Northern Ballet Theatre. It regularly stages internationally renowned productions including West End and Broadway musicals, dance and drama.

The theatre is widely regarded as a major milestone in Victorian theatre building. Seating approximately 1550 at full capacity, the auditorium provides a home for performances of all types. An enormous range of notable dance, drama, comedy and music productions have been seen at The Grand.

Critically acclaimed companies, Opera North and Northern Ballet Theatre have their residencies here at The Grand.

The Howard Assembly Room further down New Briggate was built at the same time as The Grand and has recently been restored and reopened as the city's leading avant-garde contemporary arts space. Expect anything from sound installations and photography exhibitions to folk gigs and spoken word events.


Leeds Grand Theatre offer regular public and group tours. These events provide fantastic opportunities: see what goes on behind the scenes, get a deeper insight into the world of theatre and soak up the auditorium’s historic atmosphere.
From its opening night in 1878 with a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ right through to its vast selection of productions today, Leeds Grand Theatre has remained one of the country’s most prestigious theatres.

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Please note that Leeds Grand Theatre is a working building and access to all areas is not guaranteed.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Facilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily when performances are on.


Contact Box Office for details

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 4 - Sun 16 Dec Northern Ballet's The Nutcracker
Tue 18 Dec - Sun 6 Jan Shrek The Musical
Sat 19 Jan The Magic Flute
Sat 26 Jan The Magic Flute
Fri 1 Feb The Magic Flute
Sat 2 Feb Katya Kabanova



    46 New Briggate,
    LS1 6NZ



    See location of Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

    By Road:
    Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

    By Public Transport:
    From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, Dortmund Square and Primark. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Theatre is on the right.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
    • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired