46 New Briggate | Leeds LS1 6NZ
Phone: 0844 848 2700
The Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House building is home to resident companies Opera North and Northern Ballet, as well as the Howard Assembly Room, a small Victorian performance space which presents some of the finest classical and world musicians from across the globe.
Howard Assembly Room provides an intimate and fine-tuned counterpart to the grand period decadence of the main theatre space. While musicals and operas make their mark on the Grand’s impressive space, the Howard Assembly Room offers the best in contemporary classical music, world music and sonic art.
The venues join Leeds College of Music and Leeds City Varieties in bringing a wide range of classical and contemporary music to Leeds, bolstering a scene already throng with great indie gig venues.
Student tip: both Leeds Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room offer locals and the keen Leeds student the opportunity to volunteer, giving you a chance to see acts – like The Tiger Lillies and Bill Bailey – for free. Not bad for a little bit of door holding, eh? [Edy Hurst]