The Fashionable Lounge

Enjoying a cuppa at the Fashionable Lounge

Enjoying a cuppa at the Fashionable Lounge

A number of our members, along with other older people from across Leeds attend ‘The Fashionable Lounge’ at Leeds City Varieties.

An art, history and social group for older people, based at the world-famous City Varieties in Leeds.

Come along to explore the history of this beautiful music hall, look at some of our old photographs and programmes, share stories of the venue’s past and meet new people. All in the comfort of the beautiful Circle Bar.

Each week will explore a different area of the building’s history.  Perhaps listening to some recordings of favourite songs, exploring pantomime programmes or discovering some of the weird and wonderful acts that have trod the boards!

Some sessions will work with a  visiting artist to try a new skill relating to the music hall, perhaps singing, costume design, archive research or photography.

The group meet in the Circle Bar at City Varieties on the second Thursday of the month from 2pm-4pm. There is a suggested donation of £2 per session, including a hot drink and biscuits.

If you find public transport difficult, we are able to provide assisted transport from your home to City Varieties, with Leeds Alternative Transport.  To help us cover the cost of this service, we charge £1 per return journey.  If you would like to make use of this service, please let us know.

If you would like more information or to join the group, please contact Catherine Hayward on 0113 391 7783 or email