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Arts and culture

Leeds City Varieties Family Tour

29 May 2013 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us on a family tour and step back in time to 1865 when the music hall first opened its doors.

 

Explore behind the scenes, hear stories of the weird and wonderful acts that have performed on our stage and discover the hidden secrets of this beautiful Victorian building. Specially adapted for children and their families.

Following its restoration, City Varieties Music Hall is now offering backstage tours which explore the theatre's intriguing, and often colourful, history.  From a music room above a pub, to the world-famous home of The Good Old Days, the City Varieties has welcomed the best comedians, musicians and performers for more than 140 years.

Come and hear how the music hall, one of only four surviving in the U.K., has been restored to its former Victorian glory and learn about the improvements that have been made to ensure the City Varieties continues to entertain audiences for many more years to come.

The tour will transport you to the magical backstage world to see behind the scenes and ‘tread the boards’ of this much loved venue.

Tours last 1hr and cost £5 per adult and £3 for under 18s.  Tickets must be booked in advance. Please note that as the City Varieties is a working building, access is not always available to all areas.

Price:   £5 per adult and £3 for under 18s

Contact details:   City Varieties Music Hall
Swan Steet,
Leeds, LS1 6LW

Box Office: 0113 2430808

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