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Important Information for Opera North in the City


Handy and helpful event information for Opera North in the City at Millennium Square 28-30 July 2017. 


The Symphonic Sounds
of Back to Basics
A Night at the Opera Back to the Future
Gates open at 6.30pm 
Gates open 6pm 
Gates open 4pm 
DJ sets from 7.15pm  
Event starts at 8.30pm 
Start time 7pm
Start time 5.00pm 
DJ set (interval) 9.15 - 9.45pm 
Event ends at 10.30pm
End time 9.15pm
End time 7.20pm

Ticket collection

Before 5pm on Friday 28 July (recommended to beat the rush!), tickets can be collected from the Box Office they were purchased from: 

Opera North Box Office:
46 New Briggate 
(opening hours 10am to 8pm) 
0844 848 2720 (calls cost 7p/minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

City Centre Box Office:
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD
(Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm)
0113 376 0318

Over the weekend, tickets can be collected from Carriageworks Theatre Box Office located on Millennium Square which will be open:  

Friday 28 July 6.15pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 29 July 6.00pm – 7.45pm
Sunday 30 July 3.00pm – 5.15pm

Millennium Square  

For your safety, the venue security team will be running bag searches ahead of entering the arena for all events in Millennium Square. We advise you to plan your travel arrangements in advance and arrive in plenty of time. 

There’s lots of useful information to help you enjoy your night in this handy guide, including where to park and where the entry points are. 


Please note, you cannot bring your own food and drink (other than small 500ml water bottles with unbroken seals) into the arena. Free drinking water will be provided. 

A selection of hot food will be available to purchase inside the arena along with a licensed bar offering beer, cider, wines, a selection of sprits and soft drinks. So if you’re in a hurry and rushing straight from work, we’ve got dinner covered! 

The Great British Weather 

It is an outdoor event – there is no roof cover and there will be no patio heaters. You are advised to dress warmly as, even on a nice day, the temperature will drop in the evening.

In the case of bad weather, you are advised to pack a water proof as no large umbrellas are allowed, and umbrellas in general may restrict the views of others so you may be asked to put it down by a steward.

​Cash Machines

Please note, there are no cash machines within the arena.

Can I leave the arena if needed?

No. There are no pass outs issued – when you’re in, you’re in.


All persons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, Back to Basics is limited to age 14+

VIP ticket holders  

If you have opted for a VIP ticket, you can collect your VIP access from a member of staff on the steps of  the Civic Hall once inside the arena.

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