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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 #6 of 81 Activities in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting The City Varieties for over 35 years and seen it change slightly over the years, but it still keeps its charm as an original and unique venue. The restoration has been done with care and a fantastic job has been done keeping the charm of the place. I have visited numerous shows and acts and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went to see Doug Stanhope here back in 2012, it's a nice little theatre, full of nostalgia and charm.

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Bradford
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing gem of a Panto, brilliant Rock & Roll theme, we have been to a few others & when your 7 year old turns to you and says it's awesome and thanks you for bringing her win win - all up dancing at the end too - lovely end to Christmas 😃

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My first trip to the City Varieties and took my Mum to the Rock n Roll Dick Whittington pantomime. Fabulous traditional venue, all staff very friendly and helpful, gave you a sense of a family run theatre, it was really nice that members of the panto came out before hand to speak to the children and engage them in the... More 

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Once again the city varieties theatre in leeds proved to be a smash!!! This years rock and roll panto 'dick whittington' had a multi talented cast that rocked from beginning to end. Energetic and entertaining for all those young at heart, this is a definite calender event for me! Well done to everhone involved and THANKYOU.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went to see Dick Whittington on Saturday afternoon first time I've been to City Varieties and also first time for a rock and roll panto Enjoyed it thoroughly ,great cast great music can,t praise them enough ,thoroughly recommend it ,never laughed so much for ages .

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just been to see Dick Whittington it is fab. All of the cast are fab--especially Alice--she can sing dance and pull very funny faces. We went from Band(bag) of gold though to Meat Loaf, First cut is the deepest, River Deep Mountain high and all the way to Tiger feet--for the cat!!! Oh yes and the punk rats doing Pretty... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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