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Classical Fantasia 2013

7 September 2013 8:00pm - 10:15pm

Classical Fantasia set to light up the abbey


Following a memorable evening at Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 27 July for Opera in the Park, tickets are now available for another popular concert in the city’s calendar, Classical Fantasia. 

Organised by Leeds City Council, this year’s event will again take place at Kirkstall Abbey on Saturday 7 September with gates scheduled to open from 6pm. The main performance will begin from approximately 8pm.

Set in the grounds of the 12th century abbey, the open-air classical music performance will feature a wide range of fantasy-inspired music to delight the crowd. As part of the show, the spectacular ruins of the abbey will again be illuminated and also include a fantastic firework finale. The audience have the option to bring along their own picnic (including alcohol) and portable furniture, but there is also food and drink available to purchase on site.

This year the music will be performed by the Manchester Camerata - one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras with the event once again supported by media partners Magic 828 and the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Tickets:  Tickets are available (subject to availability and terms &conditions) to purchase in person / by telephone* from City Centre Box Office in The Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square (0113 224 3801), Leeds Visitor Centre at Leeds Train Station (0113 242 5242) and in person only from the Abbey House Museum.

*Booking fees apply

Parking permits: Parking permits (£5) can also be bought in advance in person/by telephone from the City Centre box Office in the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square (0113 224 3801). Parking permits will also be available to buy on the day.

Price:   £10 General admission, £8 LEEDSCard & Leeds Active/Library Cards, £6.50 LEEDSCard Extra, £5 Breezecard and £7 per person for groups of 5-10. Children 4 years and under go free but will need a separate ticket booked with other ticket types.

Contact details:   Call (0113) 395 081 or email events@leeds.gov.uk for further information.

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