Leeds Heritage Theatres is a registered charity united by a single cause; to bring people together, create the extraordinary and provide a positive environment in which to entertain and educate.
Leeds Grand Theatre
The most magnificent of leading ladies, the ‘Grand Old Lady of Leeds’ has been entertaining audiences since 1878 with the best of the day’s cultural entertainment.
Today, she plays host to the best of the West End and other touring productions, alongside opera and ballet from resident companies Opera North and Northern Ballet.
City Varieties Music Hall
Established in 1865 as a room above a pub for the working class, The Varieties is Leeds’ hidden gem – and the Guinness World Record holder for the nation’s longest running music hall.
The home of the BBC’s Good Old Days, she is still regarded as one of the UK’s finest venues for live comedy, music, variety, and Leeds’ favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto.
Hyde Park Picture House
Opened in 1914, The Picture House is one of the country’s most distinctive and historic cinemas; harking back to a golden age when single screen picture palaces could be found at the heart of every community.
She is now the home of Independent film in Leeds, boasting a diverse programme, from foreign language films to family favourites.
Our future – the next generation
Our learning and engagement programme provides young people with the opportunity to develop and share new skills and gain hands-on training experience using the rich resource of our heritage theatres. Be it through our school’s partnership programme, Youth Theatre or work experience, we offer young people a chance to voice their experience about life in Leeds and invite a fresh, creative response to the city’s artistic life.
When we come together, we create something extraordinary: the feeling, the moment, the conversation. It’s a special blend of people, venue, energy.
Our staff and volunteers all have a part to play. When we bring our unique skills together, we make a real difference. We inspire one another. We become stronger. Everyone is welcome to share in this labour of love.
Our board of trustees
Our board members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, both in the private and public sector. Each member brings a skill set to benefit and progress our company. They all have a part to play.
Leeds Heritage Theatres is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It is governed by its memorandum and articles of association.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
As a registered charity we provide a positive, inclusive, and sustainable environment in which to entertain, educate and inspire.
We provide spaces and experiences for people to connect, work, learn, play and enjoy together. We continue to develop our artistic programme and activities to include a wide range of performing arts and film, forming lasting connections and partnerships across our region.
We believe that the arts and culture have the power to change lives, improve well-being, and remind all of us of what connects us as humans.
It’s why we exist. It’s what we do. It’s what we love.
To connect people through arts and culture and inspire future generations to progress our story.
- Create the extraordinary
- Bring people together
- Be resilient
Give the gift of theatre
Gift vouchers: Valid at both The Grand and Varieties*. Expiry date one year.
Merchandise: Treat yourself, friends or family members to a souvenir of our venues, including tote bags, mugs and keyrings.
*Opera North and Howard Assembly Room events not included.