About Matinée Mingles

A Matinée Mingle is a hosted welcome for people aged 65 and over to meet like-minded people before a show. The Mingles take place in the Wilson Barrett Bar before selected midweek performances at Leeds Grand Theatre, and participants are welcomed with a drink and a chat. Attending the Mingle is free of charge, all you need to do is buy your theatre ticket.

How to join a Matinée Mingle

If you’re aged 65 and over and want to join an upcoming Matinée Mingle, simply show up at the Wilson Barrett Bar prior to the shows highlighted below. Each Matinée Mingle starts at 1:30pm with the show getting underway at 2.30pm.

Upcoming Mingles

Northern Ballet's Beauty & the Beast – Thursday 6th June - 2:30pm matinée performance.

Click here to purchase your theatre ticket.

How To Get There

With a Senior Bus Pass, you can enjoy unlimited free bus rides so you can do more of what you love whilst spending less. We have lots of bus services which stop in the City Centre, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds Grand Theatre.

We recommend downloading the First Bus App so you can plan your journey and find out the best way to get there by bus.

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First time at a Matinée Mingle?

If this is your first time attending, when you arrive at Leeds Grand Theatre look for signs for the Wilson Barrett Bar. A member of Age UK and Leeds Grand Theatre staff will be present to greet you. You will then be free to help yourself to a complimentary tea or coffee and chat with others.

When the show begins, please take your seats as normal and enjoy!

In the interval we encourage members to head back to the Wilson Barrett Bar to have a chat about the show.

To find the Wilson Barrett Bar, enter Leeds Grand Theatre through the main entrance doors, take the double doors to your left, follow the corridor to your right and you'll find it on your right-hand side (just past the ice cream stand).

Find more information here.