City theatre to close for nearly three months for essential maintenance

Leeds Grand Theatre will be closed for a programme of essential planned maintenance work from 10 June to 5 September 2024.

The works will focus on three major improvement schemes.

  • Future-proofing the front of house auditorium rigging for Circle fronts, surround sound, and delay bars to improve the quality of lighting and sound that visiting companies can deliver.
  • Installing a new OP Dock loading floor and structural strengthening works to the load-bearing walls in this area to accommodate the larger and heavier sets that modern shows tour.
  • Carrying out work on the Dress Circle Boxes and auditorium risers to comply with the Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment. Improvements will also be made to the lighting, décor, and handrails of the Circle Boxes

The Grade II listed Victorian theatre will reopen with two weeks of comedy and music greats. This will be followed by Opera North’s autumn season.

The theatre’s box office and ticketing streams (phone and online) will remain open as usual.