Home to Opera North and the Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand Theatre hosts a spectacular array of West End musicals, dance, drama and comedy productions all year round. The theatre's stunning architecture was inspired by continental Spanish and Romanesque styles, and boasts fan-vaulted ceilings and gothic spires. Why not book a backstage tour while visiting Leeds Grand Theatre? Suitable for all ages, step back in time to 1878 and discover more of the theatre's 130 years of history and the secrets of the beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building.
While at the Grand Theatre, make sure to visit the Howard Assembly Room. Built at the same time as the Grand Theatre and recently restored and reopened as an eclectic contemporary arts space. Pop in to view art and sound installations, film screenings, workshops, gigs and poetry readings.
You can find Leeds Grand Theatre in the heart of the city centre on New Briggate. When arriving by car, follow the Leeds city centre loop and exit at junction 8. Limited street parking is available on the streets near the theatre, and nearby car parks can be found on Edward Street/Templar Street and at St John's and Merrion Centre shopping arcades.
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Did you know the first ever performance at the theatre was William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, staged on 18 November 1878?