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Beautiful Theatre

A visit to this theatre will take you a step back in time. So much history and character, loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Great little theatre

Went in October to see Stewart Francis. Great little theatre. Small and intimate so the stage is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Castleford, United Kingdom
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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
Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
+44 845 644 1881
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All reviews good old days rock and roll panto small theatre audience participation white swan musical instruments talented cast victorian theatre front row upper circle lovely venue dress circle great night pantomime comedian cinderella stage
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this theatre will take you a step back in time. So much history and character, loved our visit - so much to see at the theatre almost took the focus off of the performance. The view of the stage from the circle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in October to see Stewart Francis. Great little theatre. Small and intimate so the stage is not far from anywhere and it makes for a great venue for comedians. Directly above White Swan pub so you can have a drink and go up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience at this theatre. Restoration looks good, staff were excellent and helpful. Overall impressed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venturer7
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Rock n roll Panto was possibly the best yet! Fabulous story with a twist, talented cast with the usual innuendos, ad lib, bouncing rocks and audience participation. Love the fact the cast come and chat with the audience before the show too. Prices for ice-cream...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R Kay M
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Cinderella rock style panto was performed by a small group of talented people who all sing, dance, act and play a range of musical instruments live. The seating is good, even in the upper circle. The bar prices are very reasonable for a city centre...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank howardw43
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This was a pantomime with a difference. The actors were all very talented and could play many instruments and sing. It was lovely to see the instruments being played. They entertained the children and the adults with lots of well know old pop songs played...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Westleigh
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Having come over to England to live from Australia, I went along with the in-laws to the Rock & Roll Panto. Had a great afternoon, had no idea what to expect but what a lovely day out - all the kids having a great time,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JM_Melb2Huds
Reviewed December 30, 2018

I have been going to City Varieties Pantos for a few years now. It is always excellent . Trad Panto with a twist. All the actors play musical instruments as well as act dance and sing, they are so talented . There is plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caroline D
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Just back from seeing this panto ,yet another great panto ,brilliant musicians and singers ,a beautiful theatre and friendly helpful staff .We went as as a family 4 generations ,ages ranging from 4 to 72 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed it ,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yorkshire1624
Reviewed December 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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linda w
December 15, 2018|
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Response from howardw43 | Reviewed this property |
It is sloped
Dawn G
August 25, 2017|
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