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City Varieties

A sister venue to the Hyde Park Picture House, City Varieties Music Hall is Leeds' oldest working theatre, located on Swan Street – a pedestrianised, cobbled alley in Leeds City Centre, linking Briggate with Lands Lane.

For detailed venue information visit the City Varieties Music Hall page on the Leeds Heritage Theatres website.

Address: Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW

Tel: 0113 243 0808

Films & ticket prices

Films showing at the City Varieties are part of our Movie Nights strand. Head to the Movie Nights page to see which films are showing and when.

Movie Nights ticket prices:

Full price£8.80
Children 14 & under£6.00

*seniors (60+), students, unwaged, living with a disability, Leeds Card holder


What we’re doing to keep you safe:

» Reduced capacity to ensure ample social distancing*

» Staggered arrival times and contactless ticket checking.

» One-way systems in place throughout the building.

» Hand-sanitising stations at key points throughout the building.

» Significant time between screenings for thorough cleaning to take place.

» Staff will be wearing all required PPE.

» At-seat refreshment service via a dedicated ordering website.

* From 1st August the City Varieties will offer audiences the option to choose between regular and socially-distanced seating when purchasing their tickets – with dedicated areas for each.

What we'd encourage you to do to stay safe:

» Wear a face mask when entering and moving around the building.

» Use the NHS COVID-19 app to check-in when you arrive.

» Have your e-ticket on your device, or print it at home & have it to hand.

» Try to arrive at your allocated time (see your e-ticket for the exact time).

» Keep a safe distance from others when moving around the building.

» Avoid attending if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms.

We will be regularly reviewing our safety procedures and updating this page should anything change.


All seating areas have lift or step access as City Varieties Music Hall is built over a pub; the lift goes to all levels of the auditorium.

The stairs in the building are very steep in places and the Circle and Upper Circle levels have steps down to the front rows.

Wheelchair spaces are available in the Stalls and Circle areas. To book a wheelchair space online, when viewing the seating plan, please enter the promo-code 'wheelchair' to reveal any available wheelchair spaces, which you then will be able to book.


City Varieties are offering an at-seat refreshment service. You can order food and drink via this ordering website, and your refreshments will be brought straight to you. QR codes taking you to this site will also be on the backs of every seat. If you aren’t able to order this way, please make yourself known to one of the City Varieties staff who will be happy to help.

Getting there

By car:

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

For a map of the nearest car parks, visit the Leeds Heritage Theatres website, or follow the links below to visit the car park websites:

Q-Park St Johns

Q-Park The Light

NCP The Core

Q-Park Albion Street

Templar and Edward Street

Victoria Gate Multi Storey

By 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 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Then please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help.