Welcome to Leeds
Enjoy one of England's great cities. From its independent retailers and thriving markets, to its fine fresh food, family attractions, ballet, opera, art and concerts by some of the world's top performers. A fantastic range of quality hotels for you to choose from to match your style and budget. Leeds is a city full of experiences, easy to explore and there to be discovered.
VIDEO: WELCOME TO LEEDS
Welcome to Leeds, Yorkshire's unofficial capital. Our city is easy to enjoy and ripe to discover, with a neat, walkable city centre and lots to discover. There's an irresistible mix of old and new, providing the ideal environment for exploration and adventure.
Sat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015
Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life.
Sat 24 Jan - Fri 27 Feb 2015
It’s Figaro’s wedding day, and, to add to the usual worries, Figaro learns that his master, the Count, is out to bed his bride-to-be Susanna
Thu 5 Feb 2015
Premier League Darts features the top four players in the world rankings following the World Championship, which ends on January 4, and six Wildcard selections - who will be headed by current Premier League champion Raymond van Barneveld.
Wed 11 Feb 2015
With intense vulnerability and troubling honesty, Amstell explores freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and other areas.
Sat 14 Feb 2015
The critically acclaimed Leeds-based band, Kaiser Cheifs return to the First Direct Arena.
Wed 18 - Sat 28 Feb 2015
After the dark, suicidal angst of La vida breve, Gianni Schicchi is the perfect companion piece – a satyr play played out around the death-bed of a rich man
Wed 18 - Sat 28 Feb 2015
From the composer of the orchestral showpiece Nights in the Gardens of Spain and the popular ballet The Three-Cornered Hat comes this irresistibly exuberant opera.
Tue 24 Feb 2015
Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, otherwise known as The Script, will be coming to the first direct arena this February as part of a new UK tour, hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album No Sound Without Silence.
Wed 25 Feb 2015
Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, the maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show
Wed 4 Mar 2015
The five-time GRAMMY winner and international superstar is performing at first direct Arena 4th March 2015!
Thu 5 Mar 2015
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, otherwise known as The Black Keys, will be bringing their blend of blues and garage rock to the first direct arena March 2015 as part their Turn Blue world tour.
Thu 12 Mar 2015
British rock band Thunder will be coming to the first direct arena Thursday 12th March.
Fri 13 Mar 2015
The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be bringing their incredible live show back to the first direct arena with a sensational new tour.
Sun 22 Mar 2015
Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts.
Fri 3 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015
From April until November 2015, Harewood House is hosting an exhibition ‘A Gift from the Whole Nation’, where over 70 examples of these very special gift boxes will be on display on the State Floor in the main house.
Fri 10 Apr 2015
well as his own BBC Three series Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, Nelson has appeared on Al Murray's ITV1 sketch show Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder and has performed on Live at the Apollo.
Tue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015
‘Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’
Thu 30 Apr 2015
After being knocked up like a 1950's teenager Shappi missed 2013, but now she is back and it's forward march. Reflecting on the good things, she celebrates her haphazard, zigzag towards her dreams.
Fri 1 - Mon 4 May 2015
Winner of Best Metropolitan Music Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Live at Leeds is an annual city centre music festival held across a variety of unique venues in Leeds during the first bank holiday weekend in May.
Wed 13 - Sat 23 May 2015
Carousel is a story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. Fairground barker Billy Bigelow is quick to anger, but he is loved by a woman, Julie Jordan, who keeps faith with him despite his flaws.
Fri 22 May - Sun 7 Jun 2015
The annual Leeds Food and Drink Festival embodies the spirit of Leeds, bringing together local businesses, residents and visitors in a two-week celebration of the city and the region’s finest food and drink.
Sat 23 May 2015
Slam Dunk Music’s annual festival, taking place on 23 May 2015 on Millennium Square in the heart of the city, boasts over 50 national and international artists across seven stages.
Sun 24 May 2015
An evening in the company of comedian Milton Jones, well known for his appearances on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.
Wed 27 May 2015
Featurin over 100 performers, the live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
20 September 2014 to 26 February 2015
24 January 2015 to 27 February 2015
09 October 2015 to 10 January 2016
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