Surrounded by some of the city's most important buildings, including the Town Hall, Civic Hall, Leeds General Infirmary and the Civic Theatre, Millennium Square is the cultural heart of Leeds city centre.
The site includes areas for staged performances such as outdoor theatre, pop concerts, operatic and orchestral performances, as well as civic ceremonies, fairs, markets and street entertainment.
Also on the site, a giant media screen showcases major events, news and local information. This provides a great forum for broadcasting major national and international events such as Live8, the World Cup football tournament, Wimbledon and opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House.
Millennium Square was Leeds' flagship project to mark the year 2000, funded by Leeds City Council and the Millennium Commission. The £12m project successfully transformed the old Mandela Gardens and a nondescript car park into one of Europe's most innovative and impressive civic spaces as well as providing the city's first new public square in over 60 years.
Open all the time
As per event
As per event - please contact Leeds Visitor Centre TIC for further information
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By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.
By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Continue straight on and cross over Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead. From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Nero on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Turn right towards Radisson SAS and then walk straight on to Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead.
: 1 mile from Leeds station
- Disabled access
- Mobile phone coverage
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Disabled access
- Smoking allowed