Leeds Grand Theatre

    Built in 1878, reportedly following an off-the-cuff remark by Prince Albert that Leeds needed a good theatre as “nothing was more calculated to promote culture and raise the tone of the people”, Leeds Grand Theatre, or the ‘Grand Old Lady of Leeds’ (as she is fondly known among the locals), is the most magnificent of leading ladies.

    Dressed head to toe in her finest Victorian velvet, gold leaf, ornate plasterwork, and crowned with a Waterford Crystal chandelier boasting 6389 crystals, she has welcomed the very best actors and entertainers to her (notoriously steep) stage since the directors of the company gathered the workforce in the orchestra pit on 28 May 1878 to raise a mug of beer, meat pie and three cheers to her success!

    Like every titular character she has not been without her troubles, including a planned demolition in 1969 to make way for new office blocks and a multi-million pound restoration of her roof in 2016 following structural issues. But thanks to the backing and financial investment of Leeds City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, she is now the magnificent home to all types of performances (and several ghosts), including resident companies Opera North and Northern Ballet, the best of the West End and other touring productions, including world premieres of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s, The Girls (2015), and Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019), plus world-famous music and stand-up.

    Grand by name, Grand by nature.

    Upcoming events at Leeds Grand Theatre

    SIX The Musical


    Leeds Grand Theatre

    29 Jun 2021 - 3 Jul 2021

    SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (Evening Standard) is holding court...

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks – The Magical Musical

    This magical new musical flies into a venue near you so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    8 Dec 2021 - 9 Jan 2022

    Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs And Broomsticks makes its world...

    Derren Brown – Rescheduled Date

    Showman - Live tour 2020

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    23 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

    Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show! The multi award-winning master...

    Waitress The Musical UK Tour

    Everyone deserves a slice of happiness

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    31 Aug 2021 - 4 Sep 2021

    Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life....

    Jane McDonald

    Let The Light In

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    23 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021

    Jane McDonald is back in 2020 with her brand new Let the Light In tour. The...

    School of Rock

    Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today to see the hit musical that everyone’s raving about.

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    4 Apr 2022 - 9 Apr 2022

    Get ready to stick it to the man Wimbledon, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End...

    Dreamgirls UK Tour 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS.

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    21 Jun 2022 - 9 Jul 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls at Leeds Grand Theatre in...

    Mamma Mia!

    Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    4 May 2023 - 15 May 2023

    Following its record-breaking, sell-out run, the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA! returns to The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham in...

    Les Miserables

    Storm the barricades for a ticket!

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    24 Nov 2022 - 10 Dec 2022

    Returning by popular demand following a sell-out run, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and...

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    2 Nov 2021 - 7 Nov 2021

    The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to Leeds Grand Theatre. Funny, fabulous...
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