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City Varieties Music Hall

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Address: Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, England
Phone Number: 0845 644 1881
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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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I've been to a few gigs here over the years and I adore this venue. It's beautiful and steeped in history and the sound quality for bands is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodie N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a few gigs here over the years and I adore this venue. It's beautiful and steeped in history and the sound quality for bands is excellent.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with both Samantha & the venue. The view of the stage & the sound were very good & Samantha had the most beautiful voice. The facilities were easily accessible & very clean.

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Lovely place, beautifully restored and definitely worth a visit! Staff clearly took pride in the music hall and were very friendly and helpful. Spotless but mini moan would be they were hoovering during the performance which we could hear through the doors...... would certainly visit again though.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Whether you love variety theatre or not, Leeds City Varieties is a wonderful part of our national heritage and at least one visit in a lifetime is a must. Beautifully restored to its original glory, this is a near perfect example of a 19th century music hall and wherever you choose to sit you cannot fail to feel immersed in... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Saw a burlesque show here. Whilst the show wasn't amazing, the city varieties was. A fabulous beautifully maintained small theatre with stunning decor. Like stepping back in time. The staff are a delight and really care about visitors and the theatre. A nice big bar meant getting interval drinks relatively quickly with good service. Highly recommend visiting to experience the... More 

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Have been to this venue a number of times and it has a wonderful atmosphere. Looking forward to going again on 25th June 2016 for One Night Only with Rocking With Merrill Osmond and the Black Bear Band.

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Woking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I'm old enough to remember the Good Old Days on TV, and it was wonderful to find a music hall feeling exactly as it was years ago, and a great venue for a sold-out Sons of Pitches gig. Lots of volunteer staff adds to the sense of enjoyment. The bar served Leodis lager from the local Leeds Brewery - tbh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

A great old place full of nostalgia i was taken here as a kid and never forgot the place top class entertainment that used to be on tv a truly great niight out

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Went to watch Pau Zeddin here, it was such a lovely little theatre and we were on the 2nd row at the front. I much prefer this set up to the massive ones like palace theatre in manchester. No nose bleeds going up loads of stairs and the seats were roomy and comfy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Went here to see 'The Story of Guitar Heroes' on 31 March 2016. I have been to the Leeds Arena, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Grand Theatre previously but this is much smaller and more atmospheric for it. It was a really nice place to watch a more intimate act than in some of the larger places. The band were... More 

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