This Victorian Music Hall was built in 1865 and hasn’t stopped being popular since then. Over the three centuries, the stage of the City Varieties Music Hall has welcomed such great performers like Mickey Rooney, Harry Houdini, and Charlie Chaplin. The venue was closed in 2009 for a complete renovation of the ceilings, backstage areas, placing new seating and carpeting, and extending its seating capacity to 467 people. For the past 20 years, the Varieties has been one of the most favourite venues because of its comedy shows, annual pantomimes, and the very best in live music.
Varieties Music Hall is located within a pedestrianised area on Swan Street in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Please note that the vehicle access is very limited. Nevertheless, the venue is easily accessible by public transport.
By train: the nearest train station (Leeds Central City Station) is located within 15 minutes walk from the City Varieties Music Hall.
By car: the City Varieties Music Hall is located very close to The Headrow, but your route will depend on the departure point.
International: if you are travelling to the venue straight from the Leeds Bradford Airport, you might want to take the bus 757 which will take you to The Headrow bus stop in less than half an hour. The City Varieties Music Hall will be 5 minutes walk away from the bus station.
Even though the venue does not offer parking for its guests, there are many car parks available for your convenience: at the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls, The Light (via Great George Street), Park and Ride. There is also some on-street parking available. Disabled badge holders can find a spot on the Mark Lane, Wormald Row, and The Headrow.
Access for people with special needs
Lift access to all levels is available for guests with disabilities. There are also many wheelchair spaces offered on each floor. Accessible toilets are located at Circle and Stalls levels.