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 20 events at this location

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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

£29–£40 / 0844 848 2700

…and 2 more dates until 25 Mar

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

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

Jane Eyre

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Charlotte Bronte (book)

Sally Cookson directs this bold re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte's novel about a spirited heroine's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms in the face of poverty, injustice and bitter betrayal. A National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Mon 31 Jul

£20–£35 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 1 Aug

£20–£35 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 2 Aug

…and 3 more dates until 5 Aug

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sun 30 Apr

£22 ( £19) / 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.

A Judgement in Stone

Crime drama based on the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell.

Mon 24 Apr

£19.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 25 Apr

£19.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

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

Wed 6 Dec

Phone for prices / 0844 848 2700

…and 9 more dates until 17 Dec

Lord of the Dance

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

The Irish dance phenomenon created by Michael Flatley returns.

Tue 28 Mar

Wed 29 Mar

Thu 30 Mar

…and 3 more dates until 2 Apr

Northern Ballet: Casanova

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

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 14 Mar

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 15 Mar

£10–£47.50 / 0844 848 2700

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Opera North: Cinderella

  • Directed by: Rory Macdonald (cond)
  • Written by: Engelbert Humperdinck

Rossini's opera based on the tale of the girl who rose from the ashes to become a princess.

Thu 23 Feb

£15–£55 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 25 Feb

£15–£55 / 0844 848 2700

Opera North: Hansel And Gretel

  • Directed by: Rory Macdonald (cond)
  • Written by: Engelbert Humperdinck

A girl, a boy, a witch, a house made of gingerbread, and the musical of Engelbert Humperdinck (the German composer, not the 'Release Me' guy.)

Sat 25 Feb

Opera North: The Snow Maiden

Rimsky-Korsakov's opera is staged professionally for the first time in the UK for 60 years.

Fri 24 Feb

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

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

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

£22.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

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Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell's award-winning play about a bored housewife who takes an impromptu trip to Greece whereupon she rediscovers romance and a new awareness of who she really is.

Mon 3 Apr

£19.50–£34 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 4 Apr

£19.50–£34 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 8 Apr

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.

Mon 1 May

£33–£36.50 / 0844 848 2700

Thoroughly Modern Millie

An adaptation of the 1967 film of the same name telling the story of a small town girl trying to make her dreams come true in New York City, starring Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton as the titular character and Eastenders star Michelle Collins in the role of Mrs Meers.

Mon 17 Apr

£20.50–£41.50 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 18 Apr

£20.50–£41.50 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 22 Apr

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Tue 11 Apr

£21.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 12 Apr

£21.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 13 Apr

£21.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr


  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: 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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