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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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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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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.

Lee Evans

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

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 Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride

Sat 18 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Marenka and Jeník are in love, but her father wants her to marry the son of the wealthiest man in town.

The Coronation of Poppea

The Coronation of Poppea

Sat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014

Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Fri 10 - Tue 28 Oct 2014

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in their latest sizzling and seductive production.

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

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.

Katy B

Katy B

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Katy B embarks on a full UK tour in October.

The Big Reunion

The Big Reunion- Boy Band Tour

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Following the success of The Big Reunion on ITV2, The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour will hit the road in 2014.

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Wed 29 Oct 2014

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Il Divo

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Il Divo will perform at the First Direct Arena this October.

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.

upcoming events

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  • Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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  • The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.
    The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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
    Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.
    La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.
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24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Lee Evans at First Direct ArenaFri 24 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Katy B at O2 Academy LeedsMon 27 Oct 2014Katy B embarks on a full UK tour in October.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

The Big Reunion- Boy Band Tour at First Direct ArenaMon 27 Oct 2014Following the success of The Big Reunion on ITV2, The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour will hit the road in 2014.

10 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

The Ladyboys of Bangkok at Millennium SquareFri 10 - Tue 28 Oct 2014The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in their latest sizzling and seductive production.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

04 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

The Coronation of Poppea at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 4 - Thu 30 Oct 2014Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.

18 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

The Bartered Bride at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 18 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Marenka and Jeník are in love, but her father wants her to marry the son of the wealthiest man in town.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Il Divo at First Direct ArenaFri 31 Oct 2014Il Divo will perform at the First Direct Arena this October.

27 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Elves & the Shoemaker at Stanley & Audrey Burton TheatreMon 27 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Northern Ballet is delighted to present their latest ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Halloween Adventure at Stockeld ParkSat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

03 October 2014 to 08 November 2014

The Return Of The Emett Machines at The Merrion CentreFri 3 Oct - Sat 8 Nov 2014Town 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

20 September 2014 to 04 January 2015

Roman Empire: Power & People at Leeds City MuseumSat 20 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015This 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.

20 September 2014 to 26 February 2015

La Traviata at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseSat 20 Sep 2014 - Thu 26 Feb 2015Violetta 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.

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