City Varieties Music Hall

City Varieties Music Hall
Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LW
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This is an oldy and a goody. Built in 1865, this venue has seen three centuries come and go, and has managed to remain virtually unchanged. That being said, it was closed in 2009 to undergo some repairs, but it hasn't lost any of that old school charm.

The hall's list of past performers is particularly impressive, with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Houdini, Lilly Langtry, Harry Lauder and Mickey Rooney all having performed at the venue. Not that quality is by any means a thing of the past, as music hall continues to attract big names in live music, variety and comedy.

Events at this venue

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Andrew Maxwell: Reality

Acclaimed comedian who you might've caught on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here heads out on another comedy hour.

Sun 28 Feb 2021

£18.60 / 0113 243 0808

Andy and The Odd Socks

songs for the little ones that take everyone in to our crazy little world, and the grown ups seem to like them to. So if you want to find out what happened when the Aliens landed, or who won the Battle of the Robot Rappers, or even just who is Groovy Hoover?

Sat 17 Oct

£17.10 / 0113 243 0808

Arron Crascall

★★★★ On Sale from 10am on Friday 14th February ★★★★ Arron Crascall: “The Socially Awkward Tour” Featuring Joe Charman Join Arron as he steps out from behind the camera and onto the stage, along with his partner in crime, ‘The Skills Guy’, Joe Charman. Arron has amassed 15 million followers online, and become a…

Sat 6 Mar 2021

£20 / 0113 243 0808

An Audience with Mark 'Billy' Billingham

SAS soldier Mark Billingham talks about his adventures.

Tue 3 Nov

£26.70 / 0113 243 0808

Beverley Craven

Acoustic pop from the singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 hit 'Promise Me'.

Fri 2 Oct

£30.30 / 0113 243 0808

Fri 14 May 2021

£30.30 / 0113 243 0808

Craig Revel Horwood: The All Balls & Glitter Tour

The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join *Craig * as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been…

Tue 2 Mar 2021

£27 / 0113 243 0808

David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Musical comedy from the Irish stand-up.

Thu 17 Sep

£22.60 / 0113 243 0808

Sat 20 Feb 2021

£22.60 / 0113 243 0808

Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This

Brand new show from comedian Ellie Taylor.

Fri 11 Sep

£15 / 0113 243 0808

Emily Atack: Talk Thirty To Me

Comedy debut from the English actress.

Sat 30 Oct 2021

£20 / 0113 243 0808

An evening with Gretchen Peters and her band

Following her two AMA Awards for 2015’s Blackbirds An evening with Gretchen Peters and her band at the Kings Place in London.

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 243 0808

Graham Gouldman

10cc man jointly responsible for hit 'I'm Not in Love', as well as songs that became hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, tours his new solo material and impressive back catalogue.

Wed 9 Sep

£29.20 / 0113 243 0808

Tue 12 Oct 2021

£29.20 / 0113 243 0808

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Wed 2 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 243 0808

Sat 29 May 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 243 0808

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Brand new comedy show from Iain Stirling.

Tue 27 Apr 2021

£21.32 / 0113 243 0808

Jason Byrne Wrecked But Ready

The immensely popular Fringe fave takes to the stage for an hour of his raucous stand-up.

Thu 4 Nov 2021

£20.10 / 0113 243 0808

Jason Manford: Like Me

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

Fri 15 Jan 2021

£20.60 / 0113 243 0808

Jimmy Webb

Like Burt Bacharach, songwriting ace Jimmy Webb is probably not the best voice to render his songs, but any chance to hear such classics as 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' is not to be sniffed at.

Tue 1 Jun 2021

£38.90–£41.90 / 0113 243 0808

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

Founder Barclay James Harvest members return to the concert stage with a four-piece band to perform a set drawn from the long career of BJH and such classic albums as Once Again, Everyone in Everybody Else and Time Honoured Ghosts.

Sat 24 Oct

£39.10 / 0113 243 0808

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Stand-up comedy from the well-respected young Scot.

Sat 6 Feb 2021

£15.60 / 0113 243 0808

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Storytelling and stand-up about the British identity and the 'divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom' from comedian Mark Thomas.

Thu 8 Apr 2021

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808


If it’s here, you need to be there. Presented by One Inch Badge. This is a 14+ event.

Wed 14 Apr 2021

£19.85 / 0113 243 0808

Nina Conti: The Dating Show (Work-in-Progress)

Award-winning comedian takes the stage with a hilarious dating show.

Mon 9 Nov

£21.50 / 0113 243 0808

Nouvelle Vague

Bossa nova covers of the likes of Joy Division, the Cure, the Specials, the Clash and other early 80s alternative heroes.

Tue 13 Oct

£36.35 / 0113 243 0808

The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

Fri 26 Feb 2021

£18.60 / 0113 243 0808

Paul Foot: Swan Power

IMWP Greetings! It's my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. It's an absolute nightmare! The multi award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian presents his 10th solo…

Thu 1 Oct

£15 / 0113 243 0808

Rachel Parris: All Change Please

The star of BBC's The Mash Report discusses love, relationships, big life milestones and the state of the world.

Sun 20 Sep

£15 / 0113 243 0808

Rhys James: Snitch

The latest hour from James, as seen on Mock the Week and Roast Battle, and as heard on BBC Radio 4's Rhys James Is….

Fri 6 Nov

£17.54 / 0113 243 0808

Wed 10 Feb 2021

£17.54 / 0113 243 0808

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

  • 4 stars

IAM Presents The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner is back with a comedy show about memory and swings specifically for bums. As seen on Live from the BBC and her own episode of Comedy Central Specials. Age category: 16+

Sat 5 Sep

£17.10 / 0113 243 0808

Sat 12 Sep

£17.10 / 0113 243 0808

Fri 19 Feb 2021

£17.10 / 0113 243 0808

Sophia & Cinzia

Hey guys, Sophia & Cinzia here! You were all so amazingly supportive of our one-off show last year that we thought we’d better turn it into a whole tour!! Eeeeeek! We’re so excited to invite you to The Girls Bathroom live tour! We’re bringing our podcast to life – in a city near you! Come and see us on stage, as we…

Sun 4 Oct

£22.70 / 0113 243 0808

Sun 25 Apr 2021

£22.70 / 0113 243 0808

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

Fri 21 May 2021

£33.60 / 0113 243 0808

Tez Ilyas: Populist

The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez OClock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment. Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as…

Fri 15 Oct 2021

£15 / 0113 243 0808

Vonda Shepard

Known for appearances, performances and musical accompaniment to Ally McBeal and top 10 single (and show theme) 'Searching My Soul'. Now on her 14th album, Shepard performs new songs and back catalogue classics.

Thu 29 Oct

Cancelled / 0113 243 0808

Fri 22 Oct 2021

£30.30 / 0113 243 0808

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Sun 6 Sep

£25.35–£27 / 0113 243 0808

Mon 12 Apr 2021

£25.35–£27 / 0113 243 0808

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