The Grand Theatre in Leeds

March 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm , by Blue

Leeds is the host city of one of the Victorian era’s most spectacular theatre and opera houses and extremely lucky that many celebrated shows and operas come to Leeds.  The theatre has a remarkable history, constructed in 1878 in the famed New Briggate area of the city, its design is a spectacular mix of European inspiration incorporating a number of styles including, Baronial, Gothic and Romanesque influences.

The Grand Theatre and Opera House is amazing in its own right and people visiting Leeds can experience the beauty of the building but the best way to experience the theatre is to see a show.  A Theatre Weekend Break is a great way to experience The Grand.  There is always something that will appeal including musical shows, drama, concerts and comedians.  2011 promises an exciting year at The Grand with a number of particularly memorable productions already booked.

If you are planning a theatre break in Leeds here are our picks for the next 3 months.  We would love to hear your feedback too – let us know about your experience at The Grand.

March 2011

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

This production is only showing until the 27th March and there are only very limited seats left available.  If you are happy to attend the theatre on your own and have not seen this show before, it may well be worth going along.  A fantastic show that has remained popular for many years!

April 2011


For opera lovers Carman is showing at The Grand from 13th April to 11th May.  This opera is always a firm favourite with avid opera goers – but to experience this production at The Grand will be spectacular.  If you have never been to an opera production but have always wanted to experience their magnificence this could be exactly the right time to try opera – we bet you will be hooked.

May 2011

Journey’s End

Planning a theatre break in Leeds, watch out for The Grand’s showing of the amazing production Journey’s End from 17th to 21st May.  The production won acclaim in the West End and Broadway acknowledged as a masterpiece.  The emotional story is based on a young soldiers experience in the trenches during WW1 where he finds an old school friend – now a man.  Do not miss it.

We will update what’s on at The Grand later in 2011.

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