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Dino Jaws

Dino Jaws

Tue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014

Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.

Summer Holiday Fun

Summer Holiday Fun

Sat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014

Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.

Shrek

Shrek

Wed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014

We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!

Leeds Ska and Mod Festival

Leeds Ska & Mod Festival

Sat 2 Aug 2014

So join us and let's make history!

Leeds Pride

Leeds Pride 2014

Sun 3 Aug 2014

City Beach

City Beach

Sat 9 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Have fun on the beach without leaving the city!

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Ant & Dec's Takeway on Tour

Tue 12 - Wed 13 Aug 2014

Ant and Dec will be taking their prime time award winning ITV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway to the first direct arena next autumn as part of a national arena tour.

King & Queen Show

Leeds Carnival King & Queen Show

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Royalty comes to town. Stunningly elaborate creations compete for the prestigious Leeds Carnival King and Queen titles and the honour of leading the Carnival Parade on August Bank Holiday Monday.

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Leeds Festival

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

The 2014 festival will take place over the weekend of 22-24 August. Headlining acts include Blink-182, You Me At Six, Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg and loads more!

Leeds West Indian Carnival

The Big Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade

Mon 25 Aug 2014

This is it, the BIG one – Leeds West Indian Carnival 2014! A day of sensory delight.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014

The Mousetrap is celebrating the 62nd year of a record breaking run during which over 25,000 performances have been given, including a sell-out run at Leeds Grand Theatre last year

Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market

Kirkstall Deli Market

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Join us on the last weekend of the month from 12 noon to 3pm for a great day out shopping and browsing at our two fantastic markets.

Leeds International Beer Festival

Leeds International Beer Festival

Thu 4 - Sun 7 Sep 2014

The 3rd Leeds International Beer Festival- UK & international beers, live music & region’s best cuisine.

Paul Chowdry - PC's World

Paul Chowdhry - PC's World

Thu 4 Sep 2014

Paul Chowdhry is back in 2014 with his biggest tour to date. The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles everything borderline within the human psyche. Why is one person's offence another person's humour?

Dracula

Dracula

Fri 5 - Sat 13 Sep 2014

Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood.

England v India, 5th One-Day International

Fri 5 Sep 2014

The One Day International, between England and India, has the makings of being one of standout games of the cricketing summer in 2014.

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera's Rigoletto

Wed 17 Sep 2014

Come and join us for The Royal Opera's Rigoletto on Wednesday 17 September, 2014 at 7.30pm.

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.

Big Leeds Bike Ride

The Big Leeds Bike Ride

Sun 21 Sep 2014

A challenging ride from Leeds to York and back to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital

Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market

Kirkstall Deli Market

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Sep 2014

Join us on the last weekend of the month from 12 noon to 3pm for a great day out shopping and browsing at our two fantastic markets.

Doc Brown

Doc Brown - The Weird Way Round

Thu 2 Oct 2014

Fresh from his sell-out UK tour Of Mice And Men, a starring role in the hit show Law and Order, as well as singing with Ricky Gervais on the YouTube viral Equality Street, Doc Brown is back with his unique take on Life, Love and Lyricism.

Light Night

Light Night

Fri 3 Oct 2014

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.

Ray Quinn

An Evening With Ray Quinn

Sun 5 Oct 2014

Ray Quinn will appear at City Varieties Music Hall this October, for an informal evening of songs, chat and audience participation

upcoming events

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  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
2
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
3
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
4
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
5
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
6
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
7
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
8
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
9
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
10
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
11
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
12
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
13
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
14
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
15
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
16
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
17
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
18
  • Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
19
  • Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
20
  • Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
21
  • Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
22
  • Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
23
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
24
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
25
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
26
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
27
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
28
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
29
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
30
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.
31
  • Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!
    Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.
    Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.

23 July 2014 to 17 August 2014

Shrek at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 23 Jul - Sun 17 Aug 2014We’re delighted that Leeds Grand Theatre is the first venue to stage Shrek the Musical following it’s acclaimed West End run. See it here first!

19 July 2014 to 01 September 2014

Summer Holiday Fun at Lotherton Hall & GardensSat 19 Jul - Mon 1 Sep 2014Join in the fun at Lotherton Hall for a whole summer of themed weekly games, activities and events.

03 June 2014 to 07 September 2014

Dino Jaws at New Dock HallTue 3 Jun - Sun 7 Sep 2014Visitors will find themselves stepping back in time, and walking straight into the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant-eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.

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