Leeds Grand Theatre celebrates its 140th birthday

Leeds Grand Theatre celebrates 140th birthday

Leeds Grand Theatre turns 140 today - and what a journey it has been.

Here, we take a look at some of the most memorable images to come out of 'The Grand Old Lady', as she is affectionately referred to.

1969: A 30 year old Ian McKellen playing the two kings Richard 2nd and Edward the First in an exhausting week at Leeds Grand.''

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1969: A 30 year old Ian McKellen playing the two kings Richard 2nd and Edward the First in an exhausting week at Leeds Grand.''
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New decor at 'front of house including work to renovate the stage pelmet. 1982

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New decor at 'front of house including work to renovate the stage pelmet. 1982
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20th December 197:. Magnificent panorama of theatre. The inside of Leeds Grand.

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20th December 197:. Magnificent panorama of theatre. The inside of Leeds Grand.
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1958: Members of the cast of the Covent Garden opera 'Samson' are presented to the Queen on stage after the performance at Leeds Grand Theatre.

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1958: Members of the cast of the Covent Garden opera 'Samson' are presented to the Queen on stage after the performance at Leeds Grand Theatre.
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