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

    Northern Ballet: Beauty & The Beast

    Northern Ballet bring their signature sparkle to this timeless love story.

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    4 Jun 2024 - 9 Jun 2024

    Northern Ballet bring their signature sparkle to this timeless love story.

    Come From Away

    The award winning musical that welcomes the world

    Leeds Heritage Theatre

    30 Apr 2024 - 11 May 2024

    7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story.

    Drop the Dead Donkey

    The Reawakening

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    9 Apr 2024 - 13 Apr 2024

    Drop The Dead Donkey, the Globelink News team are back, and now live on stage for the very first time.

    Peter Pan Goes Wrong

    Causing Pan-demonium on tour

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    16 Jan 2024 - 20 Jan 2024

    Mischief return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

    Calendar Girls

    The Musical

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    7 Nov 2023 - 11 Nov 2023

    The story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow

    The King and I

    The King and I is set to go on tour in 2023!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    31 Oct 2023 - 4 Nov 2023

    The multi award-winning The King and I returns to the UK, following its critically-acclaimed sold out season at The London Palladium.

    I Should Be So Lucky – The Stock Aitken Waterman Musical

    It’s here. All the hit-factory songs you love - finally on stage in an all-new musical.

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    12 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023

    It’s here. All the hit-factory songs you love - finally on stage in an all-new musical.

    Greatest Days

    The official Take That musical

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    21 Nov 2023 - 25 Nov 2023

    Relight Your Fire with this sensational new production of Take That’s smash hit musical Greatest Days .

    The Drifter’s Girl

    They were The Drifters. She was the boss. This is their story.

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    19 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024

    Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.

    Pretty Woman The Musical

    It’s time to head to Beverly Hills and experience one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time.

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    14 May 2024 - 25 May 2024

    Big night out. Big. HUGE. Pretty Woman: The Musical is finally embarking on a UK and Ireland tour.

    Ross Noble

    Jibber Jabber Jamboree stand-up show

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    17 Mar 2024

    Ross Noble has announced a new 53-date stand-up tour Jibber Jabber Jamboree.

    Life of Pi

    Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling Olivier Award winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel .

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    2 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

    After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    14 Nov 2023 - 19 Nov 2023

    Everyone’s talking about Jamie…  because there is something about Jamie… he doesn’t quite fit in but he’s going to be a sensation!
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