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.

Magical Leeds

‘Magical Leeds’, in partnership with Trinity Leeds, has a spectacular programme of entertainment, mouth-watering Christmas shopping and the exciting new addition of the Leeds Reindeer Trail to entice visitors to the city and inspire their senses.

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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.

 

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Rugby World Cup 2015 Leeds

Leeds is a Host City for Rugby World Cup 2015 and will be hosting two international games at Elland Road during the pool rounds.

 

 

 

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Northern Ballet's Elves & the Shoemaker

Elves & the Shoemaker

Mon 27 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014

Northern Ballet is delighted to present their latest ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.

Halloween Adventure

Halloween Adventure

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

La Traviata

La Traviata

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.

ROMAN EMPIRE: POWER & PEOPLE

Roman Empire: Power & People

Sat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see the British Museum’s objects in Leeds for the first time combined with items from Yorkshire’s own prized collections which will give the exhibition a unique local context.

The Return of the Emett Machines

The Return Of The Emett Machines

Fri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014

Town Centre Securities will be displaying their collection of Emett Machines from 3 October till mid-November in the Merrion Centre, Leeds as part of the Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith

Sun 2 Nov 2014

Paloma Faith will embark on a full UK tour this November in support of her brand new album A Perfect Contradiction.

Sing-a-long-a-Frozen

Sing-a-long-a-Frozen

Sun 2 Nov 2014

Following on from the success of Singalonga Grease earlier this year, Singalonga Productions will bring their new show Singalonga Frozen to City Varieties Music Hall in November!

Leeds International Film Festival

Leeds International Film Festival

Wed 5 - Thu 20 Nov 2014

Every November, Leeds hosts the largest film festival in England outside London, welcoming thousands of film lovers to over 250 screenings across 18 days at venues across the city.

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John Bishop

Thu 6 Nov 2014

Comedian John Bishop has announced he will be coming to the first direct arena next November, as part of new tour Supersonic.

WWE Live

WWE Live

Sun 9 Nov 2014

WWE Live will be returning to the first direct arena this November for the third time in less than a year!

The Specials

The Specials

Mon 10 Nov 2014

Dirty Dancing

Tue 11 Nov - Sat 6 Dec 2014

An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.

Tony Law

Tony Law

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Dive into the zone of Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

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John Bishop

Thu 13 Nov 2014

Comedian John Bishop has announced he will be coming to the first direct arena next November, as part of new tour Supersonic.

Christkindelmarkt

Christkindelmarkt

Fri 14 Nov - Sat 20 Dec 2014

Leeds Millennium Square once again transforms into a scenic winter village as the annual Christkindelmarkt Traditional German Christmas Market returns.

Rollermania

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Les McKeown and the Bay City Rollers will play at City Varieties Music Hall in November.

Morley Exotic Animals - Imogen Boggie

Exotic Animals in the Merrion Centre

Sat 15 Nov 2014

On Saturday 15 November The Merrion Centre will be payed a visit by Morley Exotics Animal Rescue Centre

Jack White

Jack White

Mon 17 Nov 2014

Rock royalty Jack White has announced that he will be visiting the first direct arena on 17th November 2014 as one of only 3 UK dates.

Cinderella

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Nov 2014

From the pen of pantomime supremo Chris Fox comes Cinderella. Packed with all the elements of traditional family pantomime – comedy, song, dance and bags of audience participation, it’s a show to enthral the young & not so young at heart.

Kasabian

Kasabian

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Following their triumphant Glastonbury headline appearance, Kasabian have announced they will hit the road again this winter and are coming to Leeds.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Sat 22 Nov 2014

Santa and his helpers will be in the Merrion Centre this Christmas

James

James

Sun 23 Nov 2014

Manchester rockers James will be coming to the first direct arena this November as part of their new UK tour La Petit Mort, supported by Starsailor.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Sun 23 Nov 2014

Santa and his helpers will be in the Merrion Centre this Christmas

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Tue 25 Nov 2014

Bryan Adams will come to rock the first direct arena stage this November as part of new tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of his hit album Reckless.

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Lionel Richie at First Direct ArenaWed 4 Mar 2015The five-time GRAMMY winner and international superstar is performing at first direct Arena 4th March 2015!

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

The Black Keys at First Direct ArenaThu 5 Mar 2015Dan 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.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Thunder at First Direct ArenaThu 12 Mar 2015British rock band Thunder will be coming to the first direct arena Thursday 12th March.

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

The Australian Pink Floyd at First Direct ArenaFri 13 Mar 2015The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be bringing their incredible live show back to the first direct arena with a sensational new tour.

22 March 2015 to 22 March 2015

Joan Armatrading at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSun 22 Mar 2015Over 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.

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