Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

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Stars from Charlie Chaplin to comedian John Bishop have played at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. Now a nine million pound restoration has unearthed some entertaining secrets. Danny Savage reports.

A Grade II*-listed Victorian music hall in West Yorkshire has reopened with a gala performance after a £9.9m refurbishment. Renovation on the City Varieties in Leeds began in 2009 and was carried out.

Charles Thornton, opened his New Music Hall and Fashionable Lounge in 1865 above a public house in a Leeds side street. The City Varieties – as it later became known – has survived virtually unchanged.

The newly restored City Varieties music hall in Leeds which opens on Sunday. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Standup comedy in the UK is to get a shot in the arm with the reopening of.

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A Leeds theatre is to name its refurbished auditorium after a late multi-millionaire from the city. The City Varieties Music Hall will name the auditorium after Jimi Heselden, who died after an.

City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds has offered a heritage learning programme since our restoration in 2009. Tours, workshops and a thriving youth theatre allow young people the chance to engage with.

While the couple were officially married at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday, they said they regarded their stage show at the City Varieties as their "proper. The Grade II*-listed music hall recently.

In their 150th Anniversary year, City Varieties Music Hall kicks off its Autumn season of ‘The Good Old Days’ this Friday. For those under the age of 50, this was a hugely popular TV show from way.

And Emily Atack cut a casual figure while toting a suitcase as she arrived in Leeds for her Talk Thirty To Me performance at the City Varieties Music Hall on Wednesday. The 29-year-old I’m A Celebrity.

His new and exciting show Kojo Anim Presents The Taxi Tour will take in 25 towns and cities across the country, and arrives at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds on Thursday, March 12, 2020. With.

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The City Varieties in Leeds, Britain’s longest-serving music hall, takes its brief seriously. It is best known for 30 years of hosting the former nostalgia TV show The Good Old Days, and it is.

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THE HUNT is on for volunteers willing to travel back in time to become an imaginary Victorian music hall audience. The learning team at Leeds City Varieties wants to enhance their current offer by.

From the makers of last year’s excellent Dick Whittington – the Rock’n’Roll Panto comes another successful production with highly talented actor-musicians mixing traditional panto antics with some.

the elegant doors of the will be thrown wide open on Sunday to give you a behind the scenes glimpse of this stunning old music hall. When it opened it set out to provide entertainment for the working.

Twice Nightly is being staged at the City Varieties Music Hall on Saturday, November 9, at 7pm It sees two women, Gladys and Ethel, narrate the stories of a bygone Leeds using the theatres and cinemas.

Sandeman has been in post for 24 years and recently oversaw the successful £9.9 million refurbishment of the historic music hall. The City Varieties is administered by the Leeds Grand Theatre and.

a “music hall comedy” from Leeds’s long-lived agitprop company Red Ladder and. the time before something better and ballsier turns up. Helping to re-open the City Varieties, Britain’s.