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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 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
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I visited the theatre this Saturday for a show 'Miss Nightingale'. This was the first time that I had visited the theatre since the refurbishment. I was really impressed with the work that they have done, the theatre really is beautiful. The staff are really friendly, we visited both the bar and the ice-cream stall and prices were reasonable, the... More

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Hertfordshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nothing to dislike I went to see my fave singer Jonathan Ansell who had concert there, Inside the auditorium was like stepping into a time machine If you ever seen The good old days this is where it was filmed

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went to see Jonathan Ansell, have followed since 2004, concert was brilliant as was he, sound great and venue old fashioned like a mini Albert Hall. Everything was fine until a man who was quite rude told me ( and others were) no photos and it was sign posted all over venue and pointed to a sign in the dark... More

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Phoenix, Maryland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Booked this as a present for my husband, so it wasn't really my choice. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Good Old Days show. We really laughed and were entertained by Bernie Clifton to some super comedy and the other acts were all excellent. John Barker on the trumpet was a sheer delight, so good. Lizzie... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very interesting tour behind the scenes, the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the whole experience enjoyable. There were a few funny stories thrown in, as well as interesting facts about the origins of the building etc Opportunity to go back stage, into the dressing rooms, as well as on stage ( the rake on this stage... More

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