Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House opened its doors in November 1878. It took 13 years to build the theatre. The building is considered to be a major milestone in Victorian theatre building. With its 1550 people seating capacity, the Grand Theatre entertaining its guests with drama, musicals, comedy and live music performances. Many great performers were hosted by the Leeds Grand Theatre, such as Morecambe and Wise, Sean Connery, Julie Andrews, Marie Lloyd, Laurence Olivier and Sarah Bernard.
Leeds Grand Theatre is located on New Briggate right in the Leeds City Centre. Its location makes it easily accessible by car or public transport.
By train: if you prefer to getting around by train, the nearest train station is Leeds Station, located within 11 minutes walking distance from the venue.
By bus: lines 770 and 771 stop right across the road from the Opera House, at New Briggate (stop N4).
By car: if you chose to take a car to get to the venue, it is easy to reach your destination by A64(M) road.
International: the best way to get to the Leeds Grand Theatre from the Leeds Bradford Airport is to take 757 bus route and get off at The Headrow bus stop. The venue will be within 6 minutes walking distance from the bus station.
The Leeds Grand Theatre does not have a parking lot; however, the parking is available in car parks in proximity to the venue. Check out the Light and Merrion Centre shopping malls parking, Edward Street/Templar Street and at the St John's. These parks have dedicated yellow lines, too. There is also street parking available, though it is pretty limited.
Access for people with special needs
The administration of the theatre encourages people who need a lifted access to the building to enter from the North Reception entrance. The lift access to the auditorium is available from the foyer. There is also a wheelchair access to the foyer from the Box Office.