City Varieties

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Things to do

Location

City Varieties

Date of travel

2011

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Travelled with

Wife

Reasons for trip

The world famous City Varieties Theatre re-opened in September 2011 after being 'dark' for two years and after a multi million pound refurbishment. Built in 1865, it is a shining example of a Victorian Music Hall and it is the oldest continuous running music hall in the world. The refurbishment is money well spent, with new seats, fabulous decor and much work behind the scenes (literally). There is an exotic external glass lift for less abled visitors. Walking into the splendid auditorium takes the breath away. Many will remember the long running 'Good Old Days' tv programme, which alas is no more, but Good Old Days weekends have been reinstated and these are well worth a nostalgic visit. The programme is extensive, from well known stand-up commedians, to live music and pantomimes. This theatre is a destination in itself, let alone the wonderful city of Leeds.

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