Good old fashioned variety at City Varieties Music Hall

It does what it says on the tin – City Varieties Music Hall brings Leeds audiences the very best in traditional variety acts.

Sunday 12 May 2019


The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its sixth year with a brand new hilarious, fabulous, glamorous show for 2019.

Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the ‘girls’ from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.

Thursday 16 May 2019


With 11 years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. So, whether you fancy some Rodgers and Hammerstein or a little Sondheim – you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

Thursday 19 September & Sunday 13 October 2019


As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was “Uranus”.

In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly? As he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from, including:

Are we alone in the universe?

Is there life on Mars bars?

2lbs of potatoes

Packet of ginger nuts

Don’t lose this shopping list

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 and Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September 2019


The legendary variety stage spectacular returns featuring a different line-up each weekend on the very stage where BBC TV’s The Good Old Days was originally filmed for 30 years.

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October 2019


Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark.

The show comes fresh from six sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death.

Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike. Age guidance 12+.