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City Varieties Music Hall

Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
0845 644 1881
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Ranked #4 of 103 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We went to see 'The Good Old Days' at the City Varieties, and what a superb venue it is. It's like going back in time (and due to its refurb, it is simply stunning inside), a small venue where the artists interact with the audience due to it's size. There's good leg room and the seats are sturdy and comfortable.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The City Varieties is a unique and intimate venue. I sat in the dress circle to see Chris Ramsey and because the venue is relatively small compared to The Grand, I didn’t feel lost. You can’t go wrong with seating here apart from the ones against the wall in the stalls. I always find the staff are very helpful and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I visited City Varieties with my partner for the final 'Good Old Days' of the autumn season. We were both delighted with the theatre and the variety show. This small historic theatre has an intimate period atmosphere. Its size means that the performers can engage very well with the whole audience. The bathroom facilities are clean and modern. The theatre... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The recently refurbished City Varieties is a must-see for any theatre buff, as it is the Music Hall that TV's "The Good Old Days" was filmed in.

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Dewsbury
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were treated to a box as a 50th Wedding Anniversary present from our family and what a treat!! The flamenco show was superb and the box was a perfect viewing point..we loved it. Newly re-fitted and generally renovated,it was our first visit..and it won't be our last.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Charming theatre , great Rock and Roll Pantomime ideal for all ages , we will certainly book again for the next one

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a lovely old music hall. It is full of atmosphere and the pantomimes are great for all ages. I love going to this music hall. the good old days tv show was filmed there and it is like going back in time.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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