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City Varieties Music Hall

Address: Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
Phone Number: 0845 644 1881
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Ranked #2 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Built in 1865 above the White Swan public house in Swan Street Leeds. Most famous for hosting BBC's...
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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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Dick Whittington rock 'n roll panto at City Varieties, Leeds. It's a joy from start to finish, with great songs, brilliant musicians, and amazing characters. Lots of audience participation, fun for all the family, plenty of innuendo, and corny jokes which all make fort an hilarious experience. Watch out for the flying boulders - I was bowled... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My friends and I made a return visit to City Varieties to see Les McKeown and the Bay City Rollers. The staff were as before were really polite, professional and helpful. The atmosphere was electric and the show was fab. A great little venue and I hope Les returns there next year.

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York
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Make sure you sit centrally, the side seats are ok but you do end up with a crick in your neck. Loads of leg room and quite comfy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

we've been several times to all sorts of shows, a;ways enjoy it, the restoration is brilliant bit quirky in places but a very fine old venue, much loved

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

our first time in this beautiful, small theatre. Very intimate setting; staff helpful and friendly. Look forward to returning.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Despite the make-over the original intimacy and warmth of the venue exists but now you can actually sit in comfort too. The range of comedians visiting is strong and the ticket prices remain competitive.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

visit mostly in the winter/spring time. Its intimate and have famous names on stage that you can see as its small. the staff are friendly and prices very reasonable. Its in the city centre so very easy to get to by public transport. ...a little gem of a place

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my first visit to the City Varieties, even though i have lived in Leeds for many years. Its a great traditional theatre and i would highly recommend it for seeing short staying shows etc

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leeds, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Vey quaint, ypu really do feel li,e you have gone back I ti e when you enter here. Saying tnat tho it is still extremislly co fy seating and you have a good view from almost every where. I fou d it ok priced too, the bar was ok value not extortionate like some places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We saw the comedian mark Watson here. A really nice old fashioned looking place. A nice bar and not too expensive. Only problem was going to the toilet at the interval. No where near enough for so many people. But a very enjoyable evening nonetheless

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