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Fabulous Theatre

This little theatre is on Swan Street in Leeds, but it is often over looked as it is up this little... read more

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Jenni L
Leeds, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 19 August 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:)

Thank thelolapatrick
Reviewed 2 July 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 5 June 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

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Reviewed 31 May 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

2  Thank liv J
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Went to see Lee Nelson. A compact theatre ideal for a single entertainer. We were in the upper circle and the sound could have been better.

Thank Lynaire M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Wonderful old venue where we have seen a few concerts, comedians etc. Lot of atmosphere and very helpful staff. Only drawback is that it gets very hot inside. I imagine it is impossible to put aircon in a building of that age. However, there is...More

Thank PeteC01
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Wow! This is an amazing hidden gem and inside is absolutely amazing. The staff were really helpful (had to pick up tickets before the event). The entire building is accessible as there is a lift - unusual for such an old building. The character of...More

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Dawn G
25 August 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
26 February 2017|
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Response from GrandTheatreLS1 | Property representative |
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
6 October 2016|
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Response from DaveJDR | Reviewed this property |
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