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.

Rugby World Cup 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.



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.


Leeds Food Month

For the first time ever, Leeds is hosting a month long celebration of food and building on its successful Food and Drink Festival!


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A Gift from the Whole Nation

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.



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.

Leeds Food and Drink Festival

Leeds Food and Drink Festival

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.

One Day, Something Happens

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People

Fri 6 Feb - Sun 24 May 2015

This exhibition explores the everyday theatricality of the body through paintings of the human figure

Credit Kate McMillan

Slam Dunk Festival

Sat 23 May 2015

#SDF15 takes over a chunk of Leeds City Centre (Millennium Square, O2 Academy, Leeds Beckett University, as well as the surrounding areas) to bring you the best there is to offer in Pop Punk, Ska, Punk and Hardcore.

Picture by Hugh Glendinnimng

The King's Speech

Tue 26 - Sat 30 May 2015

The West End play which inspired the Oscar-winning film. This is a prestigious co-production between Birmingham Rep and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Dr Who

Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular

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.

Investec Test Match - England v New Zealand

Fri 29 May - Tue 2 Jun 2015

The 2nd Investec Test match, England v New Zealand, will take place from Friday 29 May – Tuesday 02 June 2015

Leeds Loves Cocktails

Leeds Loves Cocktails

Mon 1 - Sun 7 Jun 2015

Leeds’ finest bars unite to host exquisite tasting events, cocktail conjuring master classes and extraordinary parties all over the city.

5 Seconds Of Summer

5 Seconds Of Summer

Wed 3 Jun 2015

The Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 tour will see 5 Seconds Of Summer play to their army of dedicated fans in Leeds June 2015.

The Producers

The Producers

Mon 8 - Sat 13 Jun 2015

Based on Mel Brooks' much loved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Tue 9 Jun 2015

Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show.

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Fri 12 Jun 2015

After a phenomenal year that has seen him achieve the biggest selling download of all time in the UK, Pharrell Williams will make his British return in 2015. The prolific hit-maker will play a headline show at first direct Arena 12th June

Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini

Fri 19 Jun 2015

Paolo Nutini will be joined by The Staves in Leeds

Let's Rock Leeds

Let's Rock Leeds!

Sat 20 Jun 2015

A fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!

Calamity Jane

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jun 2015

With an Oscar nominated score that includes The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the award-winning song Secret Love, this brand new production of classic musical Calamity Jane stars Jodie Prenger

Mrs Brown's Boys

Mrs Brown's Boys

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jun 2015

Following the release of D’Movie, the Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning to live arena stage in 2015 with their new show ‘How Now Mrs Brown Cow’, and it will be coming to the first direct arena June 2015.

Leeds Waterfront Festival

Leeds Waterfront Festival

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2015

Dragon boat racing, market and folk and ale festival

Jesus Christ Superstar

Mon 6 - Sat 11 Jul 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971 - stunning audiences and changing the face of musical theatre forever.

Cocoon In The Park credit Christopher Gribbin

Cocoon In The Park

Sat 11 Jul 2015

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Jul 2015

What happened to Bobby & Laura and Norman & Sue…?

Summer Adventure

Summer Adventure

Wed 15 Jul - Mon 7 Sep 2015

Fabulous family days out this Easter, Spring and Summer with active Adventure Zones within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park.

The Sound of Music

Tue 21 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2015

The Sound Of Music returns in an all new magnificent production

The Magic of Motown

The MAGIC OF MOTOWN Under the Stars

Thu 30 Jul 2015

With special guest Gwen Dickey of ROSE ROYCE

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