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

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10cc´s Graham Gouldman & Heart Full Of Songs

Graham Gouldman formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes. The format became so popular…

Mon 25 Sep

£27.65 / 0113 243 0808

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

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

Blue Mountain Theatre: Why Me?

An inspirational story surrounding three women as they attempt to turn their lives around and create a life they deserve.

Sun 28 May

£26.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Danny Bhoy

Observational wit and dry humour from the Dumfriesshire stand-up.

Mon 16 Oct

£15.60 / 0113 243 0808

Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

The comedian takes a look back at his comedy career which has spanned 30 years.

Fri 26 May

£17.50 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Fri 22 Jun 2018

£29.16 / 0113 243 0808

Dominic Kirwan

The Irish songsmith and his backing band takes to the stage to perform country-pop songs from his album My Kinda Country. The album is a collection of Kirwan's favourite country songs including Spread A Little Love Around and If I Had To Do It All Over Again. Kirwan began his career as a successful Irish dancer, following…

Thu 15 Jun

£23.50 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards: Try Hard

The Olympic ski jumper talks about his life and career.

Tue 20 Jun

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Horrible Histories Live On Stage - The Best Of Barmy Britain

A special production of Horrible Histories, featuring your favourite characters from centuries past! From Queen Boudicca's uprising, to the consequences of falling in love with Henry VIII, to Guy Fawkes's failed Gunpowder plot, as well as the Plague and the Great Fire of London, all areas of Britain's barmy history comes…

Tue 6 Jun

£13 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Wed 7 Jun

£13 / 0113 243 0808

  • 11:00
  • 19:00

Thu 8 Jun

£13 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

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

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Sun 25 Jun

£25.60 / 0113 243 0808

Mon 26 Jun

£25.60 / 0113 243 0808

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

Live At The Riley Presents Ed Gamble & Katie Mulgrew

Ed Gamble & Katie Mulgrew join us at Leeds University Union for our thirs instalment of Live At The Riley

Fri 20 Oct

£16.28 / 0113 243 0808

Loserville: City Varieties Youth Theatre

Lizi Patch directs this amateur musical with an electric pop-rock score, surrounding computer geek Michael Dork, his misfit friends and their vision for the future.

Fri 28 Jul

£12 (Children £8) / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Sat 29 Jul

£12 (Children £8) / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Man Of La Mancha

Jonathan Walker-Kane directs Dale Wasserman's story of a mad knight during the Spanish Inquisition inspired by Cervante's novel Don Quixote.

Tue 4 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Fri 7 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Sat 8 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

The Manfreds

Original members Paul Jones, Mike d'Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg, along with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, recreate the hits.

Wed 21 Jun

£21.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Merrill Osmond: Me, Myself & I

The lead singer of The Osmonds performs a solo set of pop-rock songs.

Fri 9 Jun

£26.50 / 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

Pasadena Roof Orchestra: Puttin' On The Ritz

The ever-popular ensemble plays jazz, early swing and dance music from the 1920s and 1930s under the direction of singer Duncan Galloway.

Thu 13 Jul

£21.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Thu 2 Nov

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

Positive Vibes

Jaqui Drake presents an evening of entertainment in aid of The Yorkshire Cancer Centre. Featuring music by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Kander and Ebb, Gershwin and Jerry Herman, and performing art students will present selections from Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Sat 3 Jun

£19 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Sam Sweeney's Made In The Great War

The fiddle-player from Bellowhead presents a multimedia performance in which he plays a violin made but not completed by a soldier who was killed in the First World War, in 1915. This gig at The Stables is the last ever chance to experience this poignant show, narrated by storyteller Hugh Lupton with Robert Harbron on…

Sat 10 Jun

£16.60 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Sat 17 Jun

£27.61 / 0113 243 0808

South Downs & The Browning Version

SOUTH DOWNS - by David Hare BROWNING VERSION - Terence Rattigan Rattigan's own Harrow School and Hare's own Lancing College provide the backdrop for two moving and resounding stories, one told through the eyes of a master, one through the eyes of a boy. Both revolve around unexpected acts of kindness which place the…

Thu 6 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

Sat 8 Jul

£11.05 / 0113 243 0808

  • 14:30

The Uke Variety Show

A selection of acts present an evening of music and merriment in aid of Leeds Carers. Ray and Jonny will perform wartime songs and ballads, Alan Yates offers a selection of sing-alongs from George Formby, The Beatles and The Eagles, The Mersey Belles will take you on a trip down memory lane, Andy Eastwood combines his…

Sat 1 Jul

£12 / 0113 243 0808

  • 16:00

Velvet Curtain Cabaret

Compere Penny Sweets presents an evening of circus skills, contortion, burlesque, comedy and musical entertainment featuring The tom Show, Fulcrum Circus, Coco Malone, Carrie-Ann and more.

Sat 27 May

£15.50–£23.50 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30

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