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  City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
by spidermiss

Leeds City Varieties is a Grade II listed music hall. This rectangular Victorian music hall was built in 1865 and founded by Charles Thornton (who had an arcade built in his name). It was originally called 'Thornton's New Music Hall and Fashionable Lounge'.

Famous artists performed at the music hall since and is known famously for 'The Good Old Days' a music hall experience which achieved national fame when it was filmed at the venue between 1953 and 1983.

The venue hosts pantomimes, comedy and concerts. I last saw a performance there in 2001 (Opera North's Hansel & Gretel).

Leeds City Varieties recently had a major refurbishment and recently reopened in October 2011.

Please check out my travelogue of Heritage Open Day 2012 when I visited the venue.

Dress Code: Many prefer to dress as smart casual

Address: Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Directions: Situated between Lands Lane and Briggate
Phone: 0113 243 0808
Theme: Theater

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2012
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