Leeds Heritage Theatres

Leeds Heritage Theatres

Capital of Culture

March 7th, 2023

Leeds can take your Everyman Cinema and raise it, with Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Hyde Park Picture house which make up the collective that is Leeds Heritage Theatres.

Leeds Grand Theatre, built in 1878, is fondly known as the ‘Grand Old Lady of Leeds’ because she really is the leading lady of the city. Famed for its sumptuous interior, a night out here is guaranteed to be one to remember. Depending when you visit, you'll be spoiled with shows and performances from ballet to opera, with resident companies Northern Ballet and opera North, you’ll be able to enjoy a show stopping performance.

City Varieties Music Hall proves that variety really is the spice of life. What started out as a room above a pub for the working class in 1865, has become one of the nation's longest running music hall and they have a Guiness World Record to prove it. Some of the worlds biggest stars have graced the iconic stage here so whenever you’re in Leeds for the weekend, you’ll be able to flock and see some of the biggest names in music, comedy and pantomime.

Hyde Park Picture house is the equivalent of a time machine because the second you step through their door, you’ll be transported back in time. The home of independent cinema, if you want a real slice of Leeds’ history, then look no further.