Leeds Grand Theatre will open its doors to all, free of charge, this Sunday 13th September as part of Heritage Open Days.
“Heritage Open Days celebrates the country’s fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences” explains Catherine Hayward, Heritage & Learning Officer at The Grand.
Leeds Grand Theatre is a Victorian venue in the heart of the city that opened in 1878. Today it prides itself on bringing the West End to West Yorkshire having recently hosted the international hit Wicked, Shrek the Musical, Cameron Macintosh’s Phantom of the Opera and Oliver! to its stage alongside a host of dramas including The National Theatre’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Through the years The Grand it has seen countless stars grace its stage including Sir Richard Attenborough, Elton John, Julie Andrews, Morecambe & Wise, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh to name but a few. Its new season welcomes Pixie Lott in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Strictly Come Dancing stars Flavia & Vincent in their final tour together The Last Tango and Derren Brown’s Miracle to name but a few.
“We have planned a whole host of activities for people all ages,” Catherine continues. “Visitors can explore behind the scenes of this magnificent theatre, discover its story through our Archives Display, meet technicians and even perform in a dance workshop with our resident company, Northern Ballet. It promises to be a great day.”
Leeds Grand Theatre opens its doors free to all on Sunday 13th September. No booking is necessary. Doors open at 10.30am, closing at 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.