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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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Teesside
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this is a lovely old theatre, recent renovated (much needed) but the character of the place has not been lost, a lovely setting with some very ornate plaster work. made famous in the 1960's for the televised show with Barney Colehan, this little theatre gets some great acts and is also used by Local theatre companies.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is brilliant. There is so much history in the City Varieties and you can taste it. Just entering the building gives you goosebumps.

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Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A lovely time was had by me my husband and grandchildren. The panto was great we had good seats and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went to visit Andrew Newton's the hypnotist's show - it's hilarious! The building is beautiful on the inside and has lovely architecture.

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Leeds, UK
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13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Seen two shows here in the last year. really enjoyed both visits. The building is gorgeous, incredibly detailed, good viewing angles, plenty of room between rows, excellent staff. Well located, right in the heart of Leeds, ideal for eating out, drinking before or after

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A spontaneous decision to visit the theatre was rewarded with an excellent nights entertainment watching Miss Nightingale. From first entering the theatre we were greeted enthusiastically by the young lady behind the ticket office who showed a knowledge of the show to answer my wives queries. The theatre itself appears to be recently refurbished to a high standard.

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