If you are attending a performance of Parsifal at Leeds Grand Theatre, you may like to consider ordering food and drinks for the longer interval in advance.

We have teamed up with Taste Catering to offer a limited number of delicious and convenient deli boxes, which will be served in Opera North’s new restaurant adjacent to Leeds Grand Theatre.

You can order a chicken deli box or a vegetarian deli box which comes served with side salads and with your choice of red wine, white wine, or orange juice.

Deli boxes must be ordered at least 10 days in advance of the performance you are attending.

When is the interval?

The dining interval during Parsifal will be at approximately 5.41pm and will last for 40 minutes. Please make your way back to your seats in Leeds Grand Theatre in good time for Act III. There is an additional 25 minute interval at approximately 7.31pm.

Where is the restaurant?

At stalls/ground level, the restaurant can be accessed by exiting the Leeds Grand Theatre and entering the restaurant via the Opera North Box Office at 36 New Briggate. Please ensure you retain your Parsifal tickets for re-entry to Leeds Grand Theatre.

From the dress circle, upper circle or balcony, you can enter the restaurant via the atrium next to the Howard Assembly Room, which will be signposted from the main staircase. There is lift access to all floors inside the atrium.

Can I buy food in the restaurant on the day?

Please note that deli boxes will only be available if ordered in advance and will not be available to buy on the day. Find out more about alternative dining options.

Any questions?

If you have further questions, please contact our Box Office team on 0113 223 3600 or by email at boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk 


Pre-order your deli box

Choice of main dish:
Lemon & Tarragon Poached Chicken Ballentine
Mixed Vegetable Roulade (v)

Served with
New Potato & Shallot Salad
Finely Sliced Coleslaw with fresh Coriander
Baby Leaf Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Single glass of Pinot Grigio, Merlot or orange juice

Price with wine: £21.00

Price with orange juice: £17.00

Alternative dining options

Can I bring food with me to the theatre?

Yes, you can bring cold picnic food into Leeds Grand Theatre for Parsifal performances:

  • All picnic style food must fit into a small bag, as large bags/rucksacks are not permitted inside Leeds Grand Theatre
  • Please only eat during the interval, not during the performance
  • Please do not bring drinks except for small bottles of water – please order your interval drinks at the Leeds Grand Theatre bars as usual
  • There will not be a cloakroom available, so please note that all belongings must be kept with you at all times
  • Be considerate of other audience members and our staff. Please do not bring hot or messy foods or those that may spark allergies.

Can I leave the theatre to eat?

Yes! Please be aware that the interval is 40 minutes long and will take place from approximately 5.41pm – 6.21pm. Please do return to your seats in good time for Act II, as latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable moment in the performance.

We would recommend contacting restaurants in advance to make sure that you can be served within the interval time frame. Please retain your Parsifal ticket with you as it will need to be checked and your bag will also be rechecked.

Will the touring venues have a food offer?


Reserve a table at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester’s Charles Hallé Restaurant for pre-concert dining.

On the 40 minutes interval Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham will be serving hot food buffet style from Level 4 in the Concert Hall and the bar will be open for drinks for diners only. There will be vegetarian/vegan options available and a selection of desserts too. Hot lunch price will be £10.50 and £13.50 to include dessert.

Saga Gateshead are offering picnic hampers that can be ordered with or without Prosecco.

The Southbank Centre, London has a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars on site.


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