Re-live the Good Old Days at the City Varieties Music Hall

Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Good Old Days are back with a little help from the country’s top-performing acts.

City Varieties still holds the accolade of being home to the BBC’s longest-running variety show, The Good Old Days, which was broadcast from the theatre from 1953 to 1983. The show saw appearances from Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth and Barbara Windsor during its hey-day.

The music hall was a fitting venue for such a show, having hosted the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Harry Houdini across its three centuries-long history.

Stirring up a bit of nostalgia, live performances of The Good Old Days are still played out to audiences today. Recent acts include Stephen K. Amos, Rob Brydon and Omid Djalili.

So sit back and enjoy master of ceremonies, Johnny Dennis, introduce an unrivalled bill of variety entertainers from across the globe. The audience is encouraged to wear fancy dress to join in on the fun, with a prize being handed out for best costume!

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