There’s plenty of theatre parking in Leeds, but with several great venues in the city, the first challenge is narrowing down your choices and deciding on your favourite event! So when you’re planning your trip to the theatre, what’s available in this fabulous Yorkshire city?
Well, avid theatre goers will all have heard of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the most famous theatre in Leeds due to its multiple stages and additional conference rooms – but there are some other great members of the theatre family that mustn’t go uncelebrated.
So before you head straight to the WYP website, take a moment to check out these other options:
- Leeds Grand Theatre
- City Varieties
- The Carriageworks
All located within the confines of the city centre, these venues may be easy to find but theatre parking in Leeds comes at a premium – no surprises there! With free on-street parking now a thing of the city’s past, for some people, ease of access can come into the equation when planning that visit.
What’s on in the theatres of Leeds…
If you’re looking for theatre parking in Leeds for a visit to the Playhouse, Trafalgar Street Car Park is just an 8 minute walk away and offers some of the most competitive prices in the city. But how will you pass that short stroll back at the end of the night? Well there are some fantastic events coming up which will give you plenty to talk about – here are our top picks:
- Of Mice and Men – whether you’ve read the book or not, nobody can deny the wonderful depiction of friendship conveyed by this story.
- Refugee Boy – written by famous, funky poet Benjamin Zephaniah, this heart-warming play shows an abandoned boy shake off the label of refugee, spread his wings and fly.
- Gym Party – funny, dark and moving, what’s not to like?
- Pinocchio – one for the kids (of all ages!); puppets, music and a visual feast, this event will inspire the kids to develop a love of the theatre.
If you’re taking in a production on a weekend or weekday evening, remember that the WYP also has a restaurant and bar, so you can make it a multi-faceted treat and combine some tasty food and a tipple with your entertainment.
The Grand Theatre also has a fine selection of evenings mapped out in its diary over the next few months, and the choice is so diverse that it would be impossible not to find something you like!
There’s a run of the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, or the musical 42nd Street if you prefer something a bit more upbeat. The theatre also promises some classical entertainment with the Northern Ballet’s production of Cleopatra, or you can opt for a little Dame Edna Everage, or even some Derren Brown if you fancy something a little more casual and light-hearted.
If you need Grand Theatre parking, Leeds’ Trafalgar Street car park is once again a great option at only 4 minutes away by foot – so book up, drive up and enjoy the show!