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 20 events at this location

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Adam Hills: Clown Heart

Topical wit and improvisations from the Aussie stand-up and host of Channel 4's The Last Leg.

Sun 22 Oct

£22 / 0844 848 2700

  • 20:00

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

Cabaret

  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Written by: Fred Ebb (lyrics), John Kander (music), Christopher Isherwood

Cabaret night.

Tue 24 Oct

£20.50–£41.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£20.50–£41.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 26 Oct

£20.50–£41.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

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.

Tue 7 Nov

£26.50–£47 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

£26.50–£47 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Nov

£26.50–£47 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 20 more dates until 2 Dec

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

£25.10 / 0844 848 2700

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

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

Opera North: Cavalleria Rusticana

Opera North's new version of Mascagni's stirringly melodic opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles. Compressing all the elements of grand opera into a single intense act, Cavalleria rusticana is a tale of faithlessness, jealousy and violence, set in a rural community where the church maintains an iron grip on the…

Wed 27 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Sat 30 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Sat 7 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15
…and 4 more dates until 21 Oct

Opera North: L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges

Ravel's one-act opera, translated as The Child And The Spells, tells the story of a naughty child whose furniture comes to life around him. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Sat 23 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Fri 29 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 20:30

Sat 7 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:15

Fri 20 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Opera North: Pagliacci

A brand new production of Leoncavallo's over-the-top masterpiece about a jealous husband, his unfaithful wife and her young lover. Directed by Charles Edwards and sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sat 23 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Sat 30 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Thu 12 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Opera North: Trial By Jury

A courtroom farce which quickly heads into delightful absurdity, Gilbert & Sullivan's first true collaboration is presented in a new version by Opera North. One of today's finest G&S directors and performers, John Savournin directs, with all roles taken by the acclaimed Chorus of Opera North.

Wed 27 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Fri 29 Sep

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Sat 7 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Opera North: Trouble In Tahiti / Trial By Jury

The acclaimed company present a double-bill of satire and farce with Bernstein's tale of the American Dream gone-sour, and Gilbert & Sullivan's witty courtroom comedy. Both sung in English.

Wed 11 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Fri 13 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Sat 14 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:15
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Osud

The story of a composer and his doomed love swings from the heights of romantic ecstasy to the depths of despair and back again.

Wed 11 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Sat 14 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Wed 18 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 21:00

Fri 20 Oct

£7.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:15

Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they set out on a magical quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower, guarded by a love-sick dragon - a task set by the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, in this hilarious musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation.

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.

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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