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City Varieties Music Hall

Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
0845 644 1881
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Ranked #4 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Built in 1865 above the White Swan public house in Swan Street Leeds. Most famous for hosting BBC's The Good Old Days for 30 years. The City Varieties... more » Owner description: Built in 1865 above the White Swan public house in Swan Street Leeds. Most famous for hosting BBC's The Good Old Days for 30 years. The City Varieties Music Hall has a varied programme of Comedy, Music, Variety, Family shows and Pantomime « less
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went here twice in one week to see both Al Murray and Roger McGuinn. This small theatre has been refurbished beautifully and still retains its old time music hall character and intimacy. On the first show we were sat in the front row of the stalls, at the second we were at the back row, both were excellent. Only... More

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York, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
4 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What a delightful refurbishment. In keeping with the history of the place and all credit to the management on achieving so much with so little. Seats spacious and comfy, temperature,just right and a place with real soul thanks to the staff. A lesson here for Leeds Grand.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

What a show!! We went to see the matinee performance of Brass in this historic theatre, with no expectations of either. Wow, the theatre is great, just as it looks on the TV shows and the seats are more comfy then they look!! Staff were all very friendly. The show was FANTASTIC, would definitely go and see it again, perhaps... More

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Hertfordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everything to like nothing to dislike. If only I could go to Leeds often,I be going often to the City Varieties shows

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York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went here for a charity event, and loved the venue, great access for people in wheelchairs (except maybe I won't choose a seat to transfer in that's next to a pillar next time, LOL!). However, two members of staff were so rude - I know there is a no picture rule, but there is absolutely no need to bellow at... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took the kids to Rock and Roll Cinderella. It was very well done and we were all involved. In the end we were all singing and dancing in the aisles...

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Teesside
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10 reviews 10 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Worth a visit to enjoy the nostalgic music hall, very helpful staff and the show BRASS was outstanding. Great experience.

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This venue is a little tired, but a lovely example of an old time music hall. The front of house staff (presumably volunteers) were all exceptionally welcoming, and couldn't do enough to help you. The bar is inconveniently located on the top floor, although there is a small concession stand at the rear of the stalls.

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York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Following its renovation the theatre is an attraction in itself.However the rock and roll panto is a real treat and a highlight of any Yorkshire families festive period.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant old place well worth going to see and take in a play or some such kind drama what have you's

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