Performing Arts

York, along with its great history and bustling shopping scene, is also great for a night out. York Theatre Royal offers more than just great plays. Full to the brim with exciting activities for all the family to enjoy, you may wish to relax over lunch, take a theatre tour, be belle of the ball with the help of costume hire, join the Youth Theatre and, of course there's always the possibility of seeing a show!

Bradford is cultural, lively and full of entertainment. The Priestley hosts excellent jazz night, theatrical productions, musicals, dance and Shakespeare productions so you really are spoilt for choice.

Alhambra TheatreThe beautifully architectured Alhambra Theatre is the jewel in the crown of the city. Built in 1914 and refurbished in 1986 with stunning result, it is a testimony to the splendour of the Edwardian music hall era. Today, it's regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and of course, the annual pantomime. Regular visits are made from prestigious companies including the Northern Ballet Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Halifax's Victoria Theatre hosts musical tributes to stars including Meatloaf, Queen and Solid Silver 60's as well as comedians like Jethro and all round entertainers including Joe Longthorn. This is the ideal venue for a night out.

theatre-royalLeeds is a lively city, whether you visit by day or night. The Grand Theatre & Opera House was built in 1878 in a backlash to the music hall tradition which was thought by 'polite society' to lower the tone of entertainment via the sort of humour presented in these pub-based establishments. Home to numerous musicals, tributes and Shakespeare, it is a guaranteed night of escapism on a grand scale.





Hull is well known for its theatres and lively entertainment scene. Hull New Theatre continues to be one of the UK's premier touring venues and features the best in musical, opera, ballet, drama, children's shows and one night performances, with a highlight of the year being the annual spectacular Christmas pantomime. The Theatre continues into the 21st century, providing first-class entertainment for the people of Kingston upon Hull and beyond.

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