The Grand Theatre & Opera House

The Grand Theatre & Opera House
The Grand Theatre & Opera House
46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU
  • Telephone 0844 848 2700
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  • Website www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
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The Grand Theatre & Opera House is a Leeds institution. Opening in 1878, it was originally intended as an upmarket rebuke to the scuzzy music halls that then dominated Leeds night life, to the point where only those with the best seats were allowed to come in through the main entrance. The music halls have gone and the Grand Theatre has long since democratised itself, providing a classy venue for the people of Leeds to see major touring shows, opera, musicals, dance, stand-up comedy and classical concerts.

The splendid Victorian building is Grade II listed but in 2005-6 it went through a major refurbishment and now has improved technical facilities and a new performance space, the Howard Assembly Room. It's also the home of Opera North, and Northern Ballet are frequent guests in the building.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1878

Events at this venue

There are 18 events at this location

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The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 20 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / £23.40–£53.40 / 0844 848 2700

…and 9 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

£23.50 / 0844 848 2700

Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!

The award-winning Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist takes to the stage for his first live tour sharing his anecdotal back catalogue. Fresh from the I'm A Celebrity jungle, Danny Baker shares irreverent and touching stories from a life in the spotlight and offers an insight to his day-to-day routine away from…

Sun 22 Jul 2018

£23.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Sun 6 May 2018

£24 / 0844 848 2700

  • 20:00

Mon 7 May 2018

£24 / 0844 848 2700

  • 20:00

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£24–£39 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Fat Friends: The Musical

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Mon 20 Nov

£21.50–£27.50 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 21 Nov

£21.50–£27.50 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 22 Nov

£21.50–£27.50 / 0844 848 2700

…and 9 more dates until 2 Dec

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£25.75–£28.50 / 0844 848 2700

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

£21.50 / 0844 848 2700

The Last Ship

Sailor Gideon Fletcher returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos in this new musical featuring an original score with musics and lyrics by Sting.

Tue 1 May 2018

£26–£28 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 2 May 2018

£26–£28 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 3 May 2018

£26–£28 / 0844 848 2700

…and 2 more dates until 5 May 2018

The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

Tue 5 Dec

Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Wed 6 Dec

Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Thu 7 Dec

Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Dec

Nativity! The Musical

Panto fun for the whole family.

Wed 20 Dec

£20.50–£46 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Thu 21 Dec

£20.50–£46 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Fri 22 Dec

£20.50–£46 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 13 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre

Cathy Marston choreographs a new production of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel about the orphan who applies to work as a governess at Thornfield Hall under the rude and impassioned Mr Rochester, who hides a dark secret.

Wed 7 Mar 2018

£12–£50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£12–£50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£12–£50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2018

Northern Ballet: The Nutcracker

David Nixon OBE presents Tchaikovsky's enchanting two-act ballet, with score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, which follows Clara on her magical adventure on Christmas Eve.

Tue 4 Dec 2018

£12–£52.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Wed 5 Dec 2018

£12–£52.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Thu 6 Dec 2018

£12–£52.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 16 Dec 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£23.50–£48 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£23.50–£48 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£23.50–£48 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr 2018

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

…and 17 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Sun 3 Dec

£36–£39 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Tango Moderno

Tango performance from two spectacular dancers, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

£22.50–£37 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£22.50–£37 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£22.50–£37 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Apr 2018

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 0844 848 2700

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 0844 848 2700

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 0844 848 2700

…and 22 more dates until 7 Jul 2018

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