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.