The Grand Theatre & Opera House

The Grand Theatre & Opera House
The Grand Theatre & Opera House
46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU
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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

Event times

There are 12 events at this location

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Brian May and Kerry Ellis

The guitarist of Queen and the singer perform a selection of rock and pop songs in aid of the Born Free Foundation.

La Cage Aux Folles

John Partridge stars as Albin and Adrian Zmed as Georges in this Bill Kenright production about drag artists and family values.

Tue 21 Mar 2017

£29–£40 / 0844 848 2700

…and 2 more dates until 25 Mar 2017


An original scenario by Ian Kelly and Kenneth Tindall which seeks to unmask the legendary lothario. Presented by Northern Ballet with live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Sat 11 Mar 2017

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 14 Mar 2017

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 15 Mar 2017

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 18 Mar 2017

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sun 9 Apr 2017

Elaine Paige

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Sun 11 Dec

£28.50–£55 / 0844 848 2700

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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 14 May 2017

The Little Mermaid - Northern Ballet

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. This original ballet will transport you to a world beneath the waves.

Tue 5 Dec 2017

Wed 6 Dec 2017

…and 9 more dates until 17 Dec 2017

Lord of the Dance

  • Directed by: Michael Flatley
  • Written by: Gerard Fahy

The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns.

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Thu 30 Mar 2017

…and 3 more dates until 2 Apr 2017

Northern Ballet: Beauty & The Beast

The dancers perform an adaptation of the fairy tale, featuring choreography by David Nixon OBE, haute couture-style costumes and music by Saint-Saens, Bizet and Debussy.

Thu 15 Dec

Fri 16 Dec

…and 14 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

Opera North: The Snow Maiden

The company performs Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, based on a well-loved Russian fairy tale, about the young Snow Maiden whose heart is made of ice and will die if any human should love her. Directed by John Fulljames and sung in English.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Fri 3 Feb 2017

…and 2 more dates until 24 Feb 2017

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Sun 21 May 2017

£22.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

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