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.

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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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Leeds will host the finale of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire 1st to 3rd May. Plan your visit today to make sure you're on the finish line! 

 

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Dance ‘Til Dawn

Mon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015

Back by popular demand, following last year’s sell-out success, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites and former World Champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return with Dance ‘Til Dawn

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

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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.

The Film House

The Film House

Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

The Film House is the UK’s largest family film adventure. Come and discover where all your favourite film characters live, including The Gruffalo and Elsa from Frozen, and see real film cars from Back to the Future and Batman on display.

Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

Tue 7 - Sat 11 Apr 2015

Following its record-breaking West End run this new production of Twelve Angry Men brings to the stage the taut brilliance of the 1957 three-time Academy Award-nominated film, considered to be one of the great 'must-see' movies of all time.

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

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.

Barnum - photo by Johan Persson

Barnum

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!’

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi: Because I’m Shappi…..

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.

Live At Leeds

Live at Leeds

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.

Carousel

Carousel

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.

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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

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

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.

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Leeds International Piano Competition

Wed 26 Aug - Sun 13 Sep 2015

'The Leeds' gives an outstanding opportunity for young international pianists to advance their careers and become the artists of the future.

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015

This year, Leeds Festival is set to be bigger than ever, with over 75,000 tickets available, which include weekend campsite tickets and day tickets. Metallica and Jamie T are among the first names of 2015’s line up to be announced

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Leeds West Indian Carnival

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Held annually on the last Monday in August, this stunning display of colour and sheer joy winds its way through the streets of Leeds, presenting the very best of West-Indian carnival culture.

Leeds International Beer Festival

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Sep 2015

Along with hundreds of beers and ciders from the UK, USA, Sweden and Germany, the festival also includes a street food marketing, live music across two stages and other beer-related activities in the heart of the city centre.

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30 March 2015 to 04 April 2015

Dance ‘Til Dawn at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015Back by popular demand, following last year’s sell-out success, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites and former World Champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return with Dance ‘Til Dawn

06 February 2015 to 24 May 2015

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People at Leeds Art GalleryFri 6 Feb - Sun 24 May 2015This exhibition explores the everyday theatricality of the body through paintings of the human figure

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