Launch of Live Streaming at City Varieties



City Varieties Music Hall is the oldest running Music Hall in the country; it is in the Guinness Book of records for this and its stage has welcomed so many greats it’s hard to know where to start and end, so here’s just a few: John Bishop, Harry Houdini, Barbara Windsor, Boy George, Fairport Convention, Morcambe and Wise, Les Dawson, Kathryn Ryan, Michael McIntryre, Eartha Kitt, Barry Cryer and a woman who hypnotised alligators.  In short The Varieties is aptly named; and now it’s set to expand its offer with the introduction of Live Streaming.

Live Streaming via satellite enables the Leeds audience to watch live theatre in London, Stratford upon Avon and, indeed, around the world from the comfort of City Varieties Music Hall,” says Nev Jopson, Marketing Manager at City Varieties.

It’s such a natural fit for us as we are already set up to cater for a theatre audience; offering a bar and refreshment service both pre-show and during interval plus our teams are used to creating the perfect ambience for live performance.”

The state of the art cinema-standard equipment not only enables The Varieties to host the Live Streaming events but also Encore Screenings – a recording of the live event – as well as art and museum exhibitions.

It is the perfect venue to enjoy world class live theatre, concerts and other events; cutting-edge technology bringing you world-class entertainment to enjoy in a stunningly beautiful, Grade II* heritage venue – what’s not to like?” Nev concludes.

City Varieties Music Hall welcomes its first Live Streaming event on Thursday 9th March with National Theatre’s Hedda Gabler live from London’s Lyttleton Theatre.

Starring Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) and Rafe Spall (Black Mirror, The Big Short) this new version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece is by Patrick Marber and directed by Ivo van Hove.

Hot on Hedda’s heels is the highly-anticipated Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig in the role of Malvolia, a part normally reserved for a male actor (Malvolio).

Twelfth Night is streamed in to City Varieties Music Hall from London’s Olivier Theatre Thursday April 6th.

Additional NT Live titles in the forthcoming season include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Angels in America (Parts 1 & 2), Peter Pan, Salomé and Yerma.

Tickets for the Live Streaming events at City Varieties Music Hall are on sale priced at £15 and £17


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