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

There are 20 events at this location

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Bob Mortimer & Andy Dawson's Athletico Mince Live

The popular duo bring their hit comedy podcast to the stage, with songs, stories and tongue-in-cheek antics.

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Brian Poole, Len 'Chip' Hawkes and Dave Munden are together again, performing hits, such as Twist And Shout, Do You Love Me and Silence Is Golden.

Wed 24 May

£22.50–£51 / 0113 243 0808

Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey

A tribute to the music of Ireland, documenting the worldwide journey of the Celtic influence across the globe. The show will immerse you in an evening of all that is magical and invigorating about the Celtic tradition of music and dance.

Wed 29 Mar

Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

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

Fri 26 May

Dillie Keane

The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.

Fri 21 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0113 243 0808

The Full Monty

Terrence McNally and David Yazbek's adaptation of the popular, heart-warming tale about an unemployed father who joins forces with his friends to perform a strip act to relieve them of their money woes, set in Buffalo, New York.

Tue 16 May

£21–£54 / 0113 243 0808

Wed 17 May

£21–£54 / 0113 243 0808

Thu 18 May

£21–£54 / 0113 243 0808

…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.

Thu 5 Oct

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

Joe Longthorne

With three decades of experience under his belt, Longthorne, who hails from the days of Live at the Palladium, performs from his vast back catalogue. He's known for his uncanny impersonations of Shirley Bassey, who apparently claims 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'.

Sat 13 May

£23–£50 / 0113 243 0808

John Bishop: Winging It

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

Sun 25 Jun

Mon 26 Jun

Mark Maier

The award-winning stand-up comedian gets hot under the collar about pretty much everything Jewish. From family functions to schlepping round shopping centres, from keeping kosher to losing his mind.

Tue 23 May

£17.60–£41.20 / 0113 243 0808

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

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

Wed 1 Nov

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

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sun 16 Apr

£24.10–£54.20 / 0113 243 0808

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Fri 14 Apr

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Fri 31 Mar

£21.60 / 0113 243 0808

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

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

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0113 243 0808

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Thu 11 May

£21.50 / 0113 243 0808

Fri 12 May

£21.50 / 0113 243 0808

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

A comedy show celebrating the Bard.

Sun 23 Apr

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