Leeds Grand Theatre celebrates 140th birthday

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

Leeds Grand Theatre celebrates its 140th birthday

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.

General Manager Ian Sime pictured at the Grand Theatre, Leeds.

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29th April 1976: Elton John in concert at Leeds Grand Theatre
22nd June 1970: Robert Morley, who is appearing at the Leeds Grand Theatre for two weeks, photographed in a Leeds hotel.
23rd November 1972: Dame Margot Fonteyn at Leeds Grand Theatre with her partner Attilio Labis.
1969: A 30 year old Ian McKellen playing the two kings Richard 2nd and Edward the First in an exhausting week at Leeds Grand.''
New decor at 'front of house including work to renovate the stage pelmet. 1982
20th December 197:. Magnificent panorama of theatre. The inside of Leeds Grand.
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.
The frontage of the theatre in 1977.