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

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    14 Nov 2023 - 19 Nov 2023

    Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios...

    Fisherman’s Friends The Musical

    Fisherman's Friends The Musical will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in 2022 & 2023!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    8 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022

    Fisherman’s Friends the musical is based on the true story of the Cornish chart topping...

    Blood Brothers

    The Blood Brothers UK tour is currently underway with dates throughout 2022!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    6 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022

    Blood Brothers the Musical tells of a moving tale of twins separated at birth, captivating...

    Sister Act The Musical

    Hallelujah SISTER ACT is back!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    21 Mar 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

    Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood...

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    3 Jul 2023 - 8 Jul 2023

    With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood,...

    Dara Ó Briain – So, Where Were We?

    Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    17 Dec 2022

    Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show! At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show Voice Of Reason 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break!

    South Pacific

    Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

    Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

    1 Nov 2022 - 5 Nov 2022

    This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific island during World War ll, is brought thrillingly to life in an epic new five-star production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans (Me and My Girl and Fiddler on the Roof).

    Oti Mabuse | I Am Here | UK Tour

    Strictly Come Dancing star is creating a show like no other in 2022.

    UK Touring Shows

    28 Apr 2022 - 7 Jul 2022

    Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti Mabuse is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

    Jersey Boys

    The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is working its way back round the UK!

    Leeds Grand Theatre

    26 Jul 2022 - 6 Aug 2022

    This smash hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over...

    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...

    Mamma Mia! UK Tour

    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 Misérables UK Tour

    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...
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