So earlier this year Leeds was compelled to bid a fond adieu to The City Varieties whilst it undergoes an extensive restoration project. This month our banner features a wonderful image of this fabulous old building taken shortly after it closed it’s doors for the final time. We are extremely grateful to the photographer Ian Grundy (aka stagedoor) for allowing us to use the image and are looking forward to seeing his photos of the restoration in progress as and when he is able to return to the theatre. If you would like to see more of Ian’s work we highly recommend you take a peek at his Flickr
If you are interested in the doing your bit to help the restoration of this fine old building, why not make a donation to the Refurbishment Fund or head down to the Friends of City Varieties Charity shop which opened at the end of July and grab yourself a bargain. The shop is located at 28 Eastgate, Leeds.
Image credit: ©Ian Grundy (aka stagedoor)