Yeadon Town Hall is fast becoming an epi-centre of entertainment with a packed schedule of pop, comedy and musical theatre.
Built in 1889, the theatre underwent a major-refurb in 2021 returning it to its former glory. The building was rescued as a Community Interest Company, after it fell into disrepair and was at risk of closure.
Since it’s re-opening, it has cemented itself as an entertainment hub for Yeadon and beyond.
February’s fun begins with the legendary pop group, Showaddywaddy who perform their greatest hits on Saturday 11 February. The group spent 209 weeks in the UK singles charts, with hits in the 50s and 60s, such as Three Steps to Heaven and Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll.
On 17 February, one of the UK’s most respected comedians, Simon Evans, takes to the stage. A regular on TV, such as BBC One’s Live at the Apollo and Michal McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, he’s also a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4.
Audiences can expect an out of this world Friday night on 24 February with Calling Planet Earth Symphonic. The musical tribute to the electrifying eighties features classic songs from Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and many more iconic artists of the era. Performed by a live band, with symphonic arrangements and vocals, it’s the must see show that defines the decade.
The success of Yeadon Town Hall CIC is thanks to a group of people passionate about the venue’s heritage and the community it serves. With its 23 restored stain glass windows, new bar, sound and lighting system, the venue is the third largest, and one of the most beautiful, theatre spaces in Leeds.
Jamie Hudson, Managing Director of Yeadon Town Hall CIC, said: “2023 promises an exciting programme of events and shows, building on a really vibrant 2022. This theatre was the centre of the town for over 140 years, so we are proud to of returned it to the heart of Yeadon.”
March continues a varied programme of music with Northern Soul Live, cover band The Upbeat Beatles, Frank Sinatra soundalike Phil Fyer with his live band, the longest surviving Madness tribute band One Step Behind, and a night of Music Bingo.
There will also be a charity musical theatre concert from Fan4sia, a performance of West Side Story by Yeadon Theatre Company, and the finalists from Britain’s Got Talent, Dr Haze’s Circus of Horrors.
Jamie added: “We want to build on Yeadon Town Hall’s reputation for putting on a show, in the true sense of the word. Real showmanship is at the core of what we offer, and there’s a real appetite for straight up, fun nights out.”
About Yeadon Town Hall
First built in 1889, Yeadon Town Hall has been a local landmark and a key community building for the past 140 years.
During its rich history, the Town Hall has been used as a meeting room space, community cinema, school rooms, a library, archive, a concert hall and of course a theatre, amongst many other uses. These days it’s known for being a much-loved multi-arts venue and community building. Since April 2019, Yeadon Town Hall has been managed by Yeadon Town CIC. The Town Hall’s mission is to provide professional and high-quality theatre, arts and events to the local community and those further afield.