About the Alhambra Theatre...

The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and Yorkshire's biggest panto.

The venue seats 1,400 people and is a popular choice for major touring companies including Northern Ballet TheatreMatthew Bourne's New Adventures and David Ian Productions (Chicago,

Grease, The Sound of Music).  It has staged major West End shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Miss Saigon.  It is a member of The Dance Consortium, a group of theatres who work together to bring the best in international dance to the UK.

The Alhambra also offers a unique and unrivalled setting for meetings, events, corporate hospitality and conferences in Bradford.

The Alhambra Theatre celebrates 100 years in 2014

The Alhambra Theatre, the jewel in Bradford’s crown, was the vision of Francis Laidler, a local impresario.  Laidler had the idea and vision to build a brand new theatre in 1912 and it was two years later that his dream was realised.

The Alhambra Theatre was officially opened at 2pm on 18 March 1914.  Five days later, it opened its doors to the general public on 23 March for a Variety show, which ran for a week.  

Through the golden age of variety, the 1980’s refurbishment and up to the present day, the Alhambra Theatre has had a wonderful and varied history.  It remains an iconic venue, attracting the very best in star names and live entertainment to the city of Bradford. 

Read more about the Alhambra Theatre's 100 year history

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Alhambra Theatre point of view seating

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Excellent show ballet was amazing and very funny loved it!
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