Leeds Grand Theatre

  • About
    The Leeds Grand Theatre and 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.

    The theatre was built on a site of approximately three quarters of an acre with a frontage on New Briggate of 56 yards, including the Assembly Rooms.
    The Grand Theatre celebrated the 125th anniversary of its opening in 2003. It is widely regarded as a major milestone in Victorian theatre building. The scene dock has one of the most complete Victorian scenic paint shops left in Great Britain. This is extremely rare and still in use.

    The first performance at the theatre was Much Ado About Nothing on 18 November 1878 and stars that have trodden the boards over the years have included Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Julie Andrews, Felicity Kendal, Morecambe and Wise and Laurence Olivier.

    Seating 1550 at full capacity, the auditorium provides a home for performances of all types.

    An enormous range of notable dance, drama, comedy and music productions have been seen at the Grand.
  • Built in
    1878
  • Capacity
    1550
  • Address
    46 New Briggate Leeds
    Leeds
    LS1 6NZ
  • Website
    http://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/

Connected Mandy members:

Gemma Newsome
Gemma Newsome
Costume Assistant
2020, Street Scene and The Marriage of Figaro
Assistant Textile Artist,Dyer and Breakdown
Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis
Set Builder
2020, Multiple Productions
Front of House Assistant
Bethan Price
Bethan Price
Costume Assistant
2019, Victoria
Wardrobe Maintenance
Pj Harris
Pj Harris
Director
2019, The Greek Passion
Assistant Director
Lucy Pharaoh
Lucy Pharaoh
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Greek Passion
Assistant Stage Manager
Samuel Brazier
Samuel Brazier
Sound Operator
2019, The Full Monty
Head of Sound (Mixing)
Emma Statt
Emma Statt
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, multiple productions
Wardrobe Assistant
Eve Machin
Eve Machin
Stage Manager
2019, Katya Kabanova
Assistant Stage Manager
Jonathan Teanby
Jonathan Teanby
Technician
2019, Howard Assembly Room at Opera North
Venue Technician
Sandrine Enryd Karlsson
Sandrine Enryd Karlsson
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Giulio Cesare in Egitto
ASM
John Fagan
John Fagan
Actor
2019, Giulio Cesare
Ensemble
Isobel Wood
Isobel Wood
Wardrobe Assistant
2018, Wicked
Dresser
Linda Burrows
Linda Burrows
Costume Assistant
2018, Various, including "Guys and Dolls", "Cats", "Evita" and "Dirty Dancing"
Dresser and Wardrobe Maintenance Assistant
Ali Allen
Ali Allen
Set Designer
2018, Various Operas in current tour schedule
Scenic Artist
Stevie Wren
Stevie Wren
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Un Ballo in Maschera
Assistant Stage Manager
Pj Harris
Pj Harris
Director
2018, Tosca
Assistant Director
Gemma Newsome
Gemma Newsome
Costume Assistant
2018, The Little Greats and Fatal Passions seasons.
Costume Supervisor Intern
Jen Levet
Jen Levet
Theatrical Milliner
2018, The Band
Ensemble Dancer Dresser
Sean Webster
Sean Webster
Technician
2018, The Band
Follow spot operator
Eve Machin
Eve Machin
Stage Manager
2018, Merry Widow
Assistant Stage Manager