‹ Back to What's On Pre-show talk: Faust

23 Oct - 3 Nov 2012

Join Sarah Estill of the Chorus of Opera North to learn more about the Company's new production of Gounod's Faust, one of the most popular French operas of the 19th century. Tickets for this 30-minute talk are free, but must be booked in advance.


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Leeds Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate


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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


What you say

Comment from Sean


Sean said ago

Wonderful singing and characterisation. Mephistopheles was a delight. The playing from the orchestra was gorgeous. It was a good evening out.

But... the production was primary school stuff. "Right children, how do we make this fuddy duddy old thing edgy and up to date?" "Oh I know sir. Lets have lots of mobile phones". "And we could have computer graphics - my IT teacher showed us how to do that." "We don't need to worry about the original boring old story".

"And we could make a statement about nasty right wing politics".

"Well done. learners." "Next time we'll show how Siegfried can reduce his carbon footprint in his furnace".

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