What’s On In Leeds – March 2017

What’s On In Leeds – March 2017

March 3, 2017

What’s On In Leeds – March 2017  

Leeds is a fantastic city to live in, and every day of the week you can find something new to do. Whether that’s attending a midnight screening of a cult classic, dropping by an underground venue to catch the next up-and-coming band or just sampling some of the multicultural cuisine in a top-notch restaurant, Leeds is a city in which you have no excuse for being bored.

This selection of some of the top things to do in Leeds this month is by no means exhaustive, but highlights the sheer variety and diversity of this wonderful city; if you’re ever stuck for something to do, just take a peek at what’s on offer.

Caught in the Russian Revolution @ Brotherton Gallery

The Russian Revolution changed the course of world history. The complete breakdown of one of the world’s longest-running dynasties and its replacement with the Communist Red Russians was a confusing, brutal and constantly-shifting period where no-one could be sure what tomorrow would bring. The events of 1917 would shape the course of World War II by defining Russian character throughout the war, and had a massive impact on history.

Discover what it was like for British families trapped in Moscow during the revolution, trying to make sense of the shifting allegiances between partisans, revolutionaries and the establishment in this exhibition at Leeds University’s Brotherton Gallery. Entrance is free, and the exhibition runs until summertime.

Northern Ballet’s “Casanova” – World Premiere @ Leeds Grand Theatre, 11-18th March

The scandalous story of the 18th-century Giacomo Casanova is brought to life by the Northern Ballet in this amazing performance. The man whose name is synonymous with “womanizer”, who was repeatedly arrested for “crimes against common decency” and who socialised with Mozart, Goethe and Voltaire has a life story so extravagantly extroverted that it’s hard to believe it’s real.

The vivid portrayal of the “world’s first rock star” is coming to Leeds’ fantastic Grand Theatre for just one week before touring nationally and internationally, so this is your chance to see it first! Tickets range from £10 to £47.50, depending on your chosen seat, and are available from the Grand Theatre website.

First Direct Arena Shows:

The world-class First Direct Arena is where all the top stars come to perform on your doorstep, and all of the biggest names in showbusiness will be passing through at one time or another. This month, you can catch the Kaiser Chiefs, Olly Murs and The Weeknd performing, or, if you’re after something really special for the kids, the Disney on Ice centenary celebration tour. Featuring all the favourite characters and songs from the all the best-loved films, this dazzling performance will be something for the whole family to remember. Ticket prices vary, and are available from the First Direct Arena website.

Comedy in Leeds:

If there’s something which almost everyone has in common, it’s that they love to laugh. A little comedy can bring people together, and a good comedian can provide a night of entertainment like no other. Leeds is a top spot for comedy, with plenty of venues for the top names to visit, and attracts the biggest stars of the UK comedy circuit. Rory Bremner comes to the West Yorkshire Playhouse on the 13th of March (Tickets £16 – £18), as well as Sue Perkins on the 20th. Lee Nelson visits the City Varieties Music Hall on the 23rd (£23), while Omid Djalili is hosted at the Leeds Town Hall on the 24th (£24) and Sean Lock performs at the Grand Theatre on the 26th (£24).

With all this choice on offer, comedy fans will find themselves torn between many different top-class acts, and there’s also a fantastic ground-level comedy scene in Leeds, with Jongleurs and the HiFi Club playing host to regular comedy nights.

Entertainment in Leeds:

This list only scratches the surface of what there is to do in Leeds, and this is only for a single month. There aren’t many other cities in the country which can boast such a rich tapestry of events, whilst remaining at a comfortable size; Leeds is one of the few cities where you can comfortably walk from dinner to a show, then to a bar for a nightcap. Residents of Leeds love it, and so do we – make sure to explore the city, so that you can make the most of it.