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City Varieties Music Hall

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Address: Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
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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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Beautiful venue

Great night watching live music. Service and staff are lovely. It's a hidden jewel. Seating and view of the state were great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night watching live music. Service and staff are lovely. It's a hidden jewel. Seating and view of the state were great.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rock n Roll pantomimes are fast becoming the highlight of the year, a musical twist on a traditional pantomime with all the best bits thrown in, great Dame, great cast in a fabulous venue

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go here for years, and got the chance recently when comedian 'John Shuttleworth' appeared. It was a really great night out, very much enhanced by this beautiful historic venue.

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This was our first experience of the Rock 'n' Roll pantomime and we went as a birthday treat on the strength of a recommendation from my brother. We were not disappointed. It was brilliant fun and fascinating to watch the performers switching between different roles, playing several instruments as well as acting, dancing, singing etc. Such a multi-talented group of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I've been a few times and what I think depends on what I've watched. Count Arthur Strong was brilliant(shame they don't have him for the next tour), the Christmas pantomime was poor(felt it was more about the performers enjoyment rather than the audience's). I don't have anything bad to say about the theatre, it's lovely.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This pantomime is amazing. The cast are so talented and can sing, dance, act and play a range of instruments. This is our third year and we are already looking forward to next. Appeals to all ages especially adults!!!!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

My first ever visit to this wonderful theatre to see a Rock & Roll Panto'.What a great show and what a talented cast, i loved every minute! It was a delight to be a member of the audience which appreciated every joke and participated with huge enjoyment. I shall definitely be a regular at future Rock & Roll Panto's.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We have been going to the City Varieties Christmas Panto for 5 consecutive years now because it has everything; traditional panto fun and mild jeopardy for the kids, rock and roll for the over 40's and cheesy jokes for everyone! There are no 'celebrities' but every artist in it is a star and we look forward to spotting them year... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My fourth year of the City Varieties Rock and Roll Panto. I dont want any other. It is fast moving; fun; full of talent; all can dance, sing and play several instruments...... oh yes they can, oh no they cant, OH YES THEY CAN. I took Ruby 5 for the first time (she loved it) - although explaining "is that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Having visited Leeds City Varieties many times before we yet again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this years panto. Enjoyed by both adults and children it's a must. It's worth a visit just to see the beautiful Victorian Theatre with its original fixtures. If you visit the bar area upstairs you can also look at old photographs, very interesting. Would highly... More 

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