City Varieties Music Hall

City Varieties Music Hall
Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LW
  • Box office 0113 243 0808
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  • Website www.cityvarieties.co.uk
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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

There are 33 events at this location

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Wed 20 Sep

£17.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Sat 14 Oct

£14.60 / 0113 243 0808

The Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Fri 27 Oct

£23.50 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Bikeology

Journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting takes a ride through the world of bicycles, from commuter s right through to the winner of the Tour de France.

Mon 30 Oct

£20.60 / 0113 243 0808

Cheryl, Jay & Mike: Formerly Of Bucks Fizz

Relive Eurovision glory and chart success with the singing-and-dancing pop foursome, composed of three original members of the group.

Thu 12 Oct

£24 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Daliso Chaponda: Laughrica

Cultural and social observations, including musings on HIV, ivory smuggling and dictatorships, from Daliso Chaponda.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£15 / 0113 243 0808

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

The debut tour from the raw and cheeky Britain's Got Talent star, who came third in the show in 2017.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£15 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.

Mon 16 Oct

£15.60 / 0113 243 0808

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Fri 22 Jun 2018

£26.10 / 0113 243 0808

Sat 23 Jun 2018

£26.10 / 0113 243 0808

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Fri 22 Jun 2018

£29.16 / 0113 243 0808

Sat 23 Jun 2018

£29.16 / 0113 243 0808

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£24.60 / 0113 243 0808

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£24.60 / 0113 243 0808

Ed Gamble

  • 4 stars

Solo comedy from the 2014 Chortle Award winner and star of BBC America's Almost Royal.

Fri 20 Oct

£16.28 / 0113 243 0808

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

A night of unashamed nerdiness and unlimited laughs with Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker.

Sat 21 Oct

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker present their latest show, filled with nerdy goodness.

Sat 21 Oct

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

The Good Old Days

Peter John chairs this classic music hall and variety show with performances by Don Maclean, Helen Watson, Sam Veale, David Owen-Lewis & Vivenne Bailey and Delia Du Sol.

Fri 22 Sep

£16; £19 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:00

Sat 23 Sep

£16; £19 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:00

Sat 30 Sep

£19 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

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.

Mon 25 Sep

£27.65 / 0113 243 0808

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Sun 5 Nov

£16.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Sun 5 Nov

£16.60 / 0113 243 0808

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Thu 5 Oct

£20.10 / 0113 243 0808

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Wed 11 Oct

£16.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

Joe Pasquale: The Devil In Disguise

The squeaky-voice stand-up, who hosted the long-running television series The Price Is Right for ITV, presents his mischievous and faux-innocent take on life, from why the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse will be arriving on My Little Ponies to what Action Man held with those gripping hands.

Sat 2 Sep

£20 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

John Robins: Speakeasy

Storytelling, improvisations and intelligent wordplay.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£15.10 / 0113 243 0808

John Robins: The Darkness Of Robins

Robins reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£15.10 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Sun 22 Oct

£23.07 / 0113 243 0808

Linda Lewis

The London-born singer reforms pop, soul and other numbers from throughout her 50 year career.

Fri 13 Oct

£22 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Oysterband

Formed in Canterbury in the 1970s this six-piece are still going strong with performances of their electric-folk originals.

Tue 7 Nov

£22.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Wed 1 Nov

£23.07 / 0113 243 0808

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£23 / 0113 243 0808

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Thu 2 Nov

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Thu 28 Sep

£20.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Wed 25 Oct

£23.60 / 0113 243 0808

Simon Day: In Character

Legend of The Fast-Show, Simon Day takes to the stage to present his different comedy characters.

Thu 26 Oct

£20.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Vir Das

Indian Bollywood actor and comedian.

Fri 15 Sep

£16.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 20:00

The Young'uns

Beguiling audiences with humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality plus a growing reputation in the folk world for sublime a cappella harmonies.

Thu 19 Oct

£17.10 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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