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City Varieties Music Hall

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Address: Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
Phone Number: 0845 644 1881
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Description: Built in 1865 above the White Swan public house in Swan Street Leeds. Most...
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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Our first time here but it won't be our last

We went to see Shappi Khorsandi and weren't disappointed. The venue is really pleasant, we had a good view of the stage even from quite a way back, the interval drinks weren't a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We went to see Shappi Khorsandi and weren't disappointed. The venue is really pleasant, we had a good view of the stage even from quite a way back, the interval drinks weren't a rip off and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. It's a lot bigger inside than it looks on the photos. We'll go again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic . Fantastic building . Fantastic staff . Fabulous decor . Amazing value . Brilliant attractions . Wonderful experience every single time we go . Love love love it here . Don't dilly dally go .

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Southport, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We wanted to visit this place a couple of times but there was never the music hall variety we were wanting to see however by chance we found it listed. The theatre is a lovely theatre with some great friendly welcoming staff. The atmosphere was brilliant and the show was very good. Access for wheelchair users was good because seats... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Seen a few great comedy acts here. Full of character. First time I've been back since the refurbishment. Really good job, maintaining the lovely features. Good view. Nice bar. Highly recommended!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been to this venue a few times to see various comedians including jimeion, rich hall and jason bryne and love it. No matter where you are seating you have a great view of the stage and the decor it beautiful. Drinks/snacks fair price, situated right in centre of leeds for bars and hotel. always my number one venue when... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit here to see Count Arthur Strong. The Staff are friendly and welcoming. Wide variety of drinks, comfortable seats. really nice!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went to see Jimeoin on Saturday 7th Feb. at the City Varieties , Leeds. It's a charming little Theatre which has retained all it's original features . The stewards were very welcoming and greeted us with genuine enthusiasm . Jimeoin was brilliant and surprisingly your allowed to bring your drinks from the bar to your seats , which gives... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went to the City Varieties Music Hall to see the excellent Jim One. It’s an absolute gem of a venue - full of character and an intimate location for a gig. The front of house is run by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers and they’ll tell you as much about this historic venue as you’d like to know. Apparently the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Amazing gig, bar prices reasonable, seats comfortable. The only thing that lets this theatre down is that even though the artist has no objections to photographs being taken (without flash) the over zealous theatre staff spoilt the performance for many by their intrusions and distracting people from our enjoyment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a fantastic night at the city varieties well worth the money apart from the seat row q seat 8 if you fancy pole dancing the this seat has restricted views. The stewards were great the bar staff very friendly all in all a great venue

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