The City Varieties Music Hall continues to be a reputable comedy venue in Leeds City Centre with esteemed acts such as Al Murray, Ross Noble, Katherine Ryan, John BishopShappi Khorsandi, Phill Jupitus, Paul Merton are just a few of those that have taken over the Victorian venue in recent years – each one returning for more.

This week the theatre announces yet another load of new on-sales including returning favourites, Josh Widdicombe, Chris Ramsey, Ed Byrne, Lip Service and Stewart Francis alongside new-to-Leeds acts Luisa Omielanand Amanda Palmer.

Luisa Omielan brings her brilliant Am I Right Ladies to the City Varieties on Friday 3rd July following up on her debut show What Would Beyoncé Do?! 

AmandaPalmer Gucci chainsaw Hi Res1Amanda Palmer is an international performing artist, musician, actress, blogger and New York Times best-selling author; her 2013 TEDTalk was viewed over 8million times around the world. She comes to Leeds on Friday 5th Juneas part of her very brief UK tour.

Lip Service Theatre Company is celebrating 30 years of making award-winning comedy. Renowned for their literary lunacy –they’re back in Leeds with The Picture of Doreen Grey.

Celebrity presenter Doreen Gray has it all, a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme on Even More 4 but, hitting 50, Doreen finds her face no longer fits the bill. At a school reunion she stumbles across a youthful self-portrait and makes a dark and dreadful pact with the picture that will come back to haunt her; Doreen Grey brings the company’s trademark unique blend of the surreal and downright silly. Catch them onWednesday 23rd September.


Josh Widdicombe at City Varieties LeedsJosh Widdicombe is no stranger to the City Varieties and always gives a great gig. He comes back to Leeds with a brand new gig on Wednesday 30th September.

Chris Ramsey – another regular to the Leeds venue -returns with his biggest stand-up tour yet! Join him on Wednesday 21st October when he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.

Ed Byrne is back on tour for 2015 – currently gigging in New Zealand he comes to Leeds on Friday 30th October. Earlier this year viewers were treated to the BBC2 programme Dara and Ed’s Big Adventure that followed Ed and fellow comedian and friend Dara O Briain on their journey across the Pan American Highway; Ed also co-hosted Comic Relief’s Great British Bake Off in February.

Stewart Francis is arguably the master of the pun meaning his shows really are non-stop laughs.  The Canadian comedian has a brand new show and 2 dates booked in at City Varieties – 14th October & 4th November.

There is loads more comedy and music at City Varieties Music Hall this yea. Find out more at or call 0113 243 08 08.