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Great uplifting exprrience

30 of us from Holbeck spent an evening singing and laughing The rock and roll panto lived up to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bertie223
Smashing venue

Attended tonight with my wife she is a wheelchair user to see comedian Hal Cruttenden. The staff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

30 of us from Holbeck spent an evening singing and laughing The rock and roll panto lived up to its title

1  Thank Bertie223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended tonight with my wife she is a wheelchair user to see comedian Hal Cruttenden. The staff were friendly, approachable and very helpful assisting my wife to her seat. An old venue which was in very nice condition and enjoyed the visit thoroughly.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Good sized venue with pleasant helpful staff. Reasonable price bar with nice seats. Show area just right for the act we saw and seating was comfortable.

Thank Paul141
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect from a play "The Dressing Room." by Bobby Ball. Cannon and Ball passed me by, perhaps because I'm a fraction too young or they weren't to my parents' taste in an era with less viewing choices. Turned out to...More

Thank JohnScarr70
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This little theatre is on Swan Street in Leeds, but it is often over looked as it is up this little road. The theatre underwent a refurbishment a few years ago to restore it to its former glory as a Victorian Theatre. The put on...More

Thank Jenni L
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I made yet another visit on Saturday night to see Tom Allen. As before the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Tom Allen was absolutely hilarious ....I am just really glad I wasn't sat on the front row or in the front boxes!!! Another very...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We came here in November 2017 to see a Pantomime and loved it! The hall is very spacious and the seats are comfy. There was a variety of snacks which all were delicious! We would definitely come here again:)

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Excellent traditional decor, seats were comfortable with just enough leg room. You can see and hear well from any seat - it is an intimate atmosphere ideal for small and one man shows. A delight to visit after have seen on TV for many years....More

Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

General building looks beautiful inside. Seats are extremely uncomfortable compared to other theatres. Staff are cheerful. Can bring in drinks from the pub next door. Came to perform on stage last year with G4 and were looked after well as well as a recent singalong...More

1  Thank Amy-Elizabeth S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I went 1 or 2 years ago to see cirque du hilarious it was funny there was cracking jokes he was taking the mick of of his dad clive webb there a bold man in the rain lalallal and his head look like his bum...More

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Dawn G
August 25, 2017|
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Response from GrandTheatreLS1 | Property representative |
Hi you are close to the stage and need to look up if you are in the front few rows so you may prefer to sit in the circle or further back in the stalls
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Secure public parking is available at various nearby car parks, including The Light (via Great George Street) and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. Park and Ride is available from Elland Road. A limited amount... More
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The only restriction to your view will be a tiny section of the back of the stage on your side of the stage. Though as this is only a tiny stage, you will probably not be able to see about a 4 foot square area, any... More
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