NEW DIRECTIONS IN PERFORMANCE

NEW DIRECTIONS IN PERFORMANCE

Five lead artists will take part in the latest of Opera North’s Resonance residencies this April and May, developing new ideas in workshops and work in progress performances at the Company’s Leeds base, with the support of PRS Foundation. Launched in 2017, Resonance offers professional artists from BAME backgrounds working in any genre of music, […]

FREE CULTURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP IN LEEDS

FREE CULTURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP IN LEEDS

Everyone in Leeds can enjoy free culture on their doorstep when the Royal Opera House comes to Millennium Square via BP Big Screen. Bring a picnic and your friends and family to see beloved classics: Carmen (2 July) and The Marriage of Figaro (9 July) as they are live-broadcast. On July 2, award-winning director Barrie […]

A GLORIOUS REVIVAL OF THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL

A GLORIOUS REVIVAL OF THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL

The smash hit production of Annie comes to Bradford Alhambra for one week only from 22nd April to 27th April direct from the West End. This wonderful revival stars award winning actress Anita Dobson as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Set in 1930’s New York during the Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live […]

KINKY BOOTS STRUTTS INTO TOWN

KINKY BOOTS STRUTTS INTO TOWN

From the factory floor of Northampton to the catwalks of Milan, Kinky Boots struts into Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 9 to Saturday 20 April 2019.  With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell  and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein , this  musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit […]

ITS ONE GREAT BIG SOUL EXPERIENCE

ITS ONE GREAT BIG SOUL EXPERIENCE

The sensational hit west end musical is bringing its unique sound to Bradford and is guaranteed to have you dancing in the street! With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Miracles. This […]

BALLADS, BEATS AND BACKFLIPS

BALLADS, BEATS AND BACKFLIPS

In the Willows is an explosive new British musical with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, which comes to York Theatre Royal from 16 – 20 April (not 19 April) with a cast led by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe, deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer) and Seann Miley Moore (The X Factor). […]

THE FAMOUS BOLSHOI BALLET

THE FAMOUS BOLSHOI BALLET

The 2019 Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season showcases some of ballet’s greatest classical works performed by the world’s finest dancers creating a unique cinematic experience. Yuri Gregorovich’s celebration of the 1920’s The Golden Age can be seen on 7 May 2019. A young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to The […]

WOMENS HISTORY DAY

WOMENS HISTORY DAY

Bizarre vintage vacuums and inspiring images from the ballot box will feature in an eye-opening talk about the changing lives of women over the past 150 years. Taking place at Abbey House Museum, the event will explore the huge variety of different roles women have played in fields including politics, education, work and in the […]

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Leeds International Festival 2019 is proud to now reveal its full programme, with an incredibly broad, diverse, innovative and fascinating line-up. Across many industries and sectors, L19 has insight from a massive spectrum of talent, from communities across Leeds, the UK, and internationally. New events announced  include Sport 2.0: Every Second Counts, in which sporting […]

VERDI’S AIDA

VERDI’S AIDA

The latest in Opera North’s series of groundbreaking concert stagings of large-scale operas, Verdi’s Aida opens at Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday 1 May, before embarking on an extensive tour visiting the Midlands, the North and Scotland. The team behind the Company’s acclaimed concert staging of Turandot, Olivier Award-winning opera and theatre director Annabel Arden, […]