The external glass lift shaft at the front of City Varieties. Is is slightly taller than the red brick building of the theatre and has City Varieties Music Hall written vertically on it.

Visiting The Varieties?

After Monday 19 July – information about our COVID-safety measures that will remain in placeWelcome Back


LHT logo and the words welcome back

Getting here and parking

City Varieties is located on Swan Street, a pedestrianised, cobbled alley linking Briggate with Lands Lane in Leeds city centre.



Parking is available at several city centre car parks near the venue. There is no vehicle access to the building for customers.

  1. Q-Park St Johns
  2. Q-Park The Light
  3. NCP The Core
  4. Q-Park Albion Street
  5. Templar and Edward Street
  6. Victoria Gate Multi Storey

Public Transport

City Varieties is around a 10 minutes’ walk from Leeds bus station and 15 minutes’ walk from Leeds train station.

Buses to the centre also stop nearby on The Headrow, Vicar Lane and Boar Lane, all of which are within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Blue Badge Parking

All the car parks listed above have provision for Blue Badge holders. In addition, there are on-street parking bays for Blue Badge holders across Leeds city centre.

For all Blue Badge parking in Leeds go to: City Centre Blue Badge Parking Map.


We are working to make all Leeds Heritage Theatres’ venues as accessible as possible. If you have questions about accessing City Varieties Music Hall, or would like to arrange a visit, please contact us.

Eating and drinking

Inside of the City Varieties bar. There is a dark wood bar on the right hand side, an antique grandfather clock in the distance and dark wood round tables on the left. The carpet is red with a gold pattern and the walls are also red.

We are now offering an at-seat refreshment service. You can order food and drink via this ordering website, and your refreshments will be brought to you before the show or during the interval. Online orders will close when the show begins – you will then need to use the bars. Please ensure you double check where you are sitting in the auditorium when ordering so that our staff can find you as quickly as possible. QR codes taking you to this site will also be around the venue.

If you aren’t able to order this way, please make yourself known to one of the venue staff who will be happy to help.

  • City Varieties Music Hall does not serve food but The White Swan (located next door) serves a wide range of hot and cold food throughout the day.
  • City Varieties patrons receive 20% off food pre- and post-show (T&Cs apply).

Find out more

Exterior of the White Swan pub which is next door to City Varieties. The brick work is painted black with the writing in white and there are tables outside with people sat at them.