Welcome to Visit Leeds

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.


Millennium Square Summer Series

Millennium Square are proud to announce their first Summer Series; from 17 - 31 July they will be hosting live outdoor music concerts in the specially created outdoor arena. In partnership with Heart.

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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.

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

Leeds 10k

Leeds 10k

Sun 12 Jul 2015

The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K is our flagship 10K and underwent a revamp in 2013 with a new flatter and faster course. Now in its ninth year, this is a great choice for beginners as well as those looking for a coveted PB!

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.


10cc in concert

Fri 17 Jul 2015

A fantastic opportunity to see one 10cc; of the most influential bands in the history of popular music, perform their biggest hits live in a specially created outdoor standing arena at Millennium Square.

Summer Series

Summer Series

Fri 17 - Fri 31 Jul 2015

Millennium Square are proud to announce our first Summer Series; from 17 - 31 July we will be hosting live outdoor music concerts in our specially created outdoor arena. In partnership with Heart.

Joshua Tetley's Birthday Party

Joshua Tetley's Birthday Party

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Our annual Open Day in honour of the Brewery’s founder is a one-day celebration of creativity in all its glorious forms. This year we focus on ‘play’, with projects by our partner organizations and artists.

The Sound of Music

Tue 21 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2015

The Sound Of Music returns in an all new magnificent production

Leeds Ska, Mod and Punk Festival

Leeds Ska, Mod and Punk Festival

Sat 25 Jul 2015

Leeds Ska, Mod and Punk Festival returns for 2015 with a fantastic line up including Punk band Buzzcocks, the original rude boy Neville Staple, Mod revival band The Lambrettas and Jamaican Reggae band The Aces.

Union J

Union J with special guests

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Union J headline this special one-off outdoor concert on Millennium Square, the former X Factor contestants will be joined by Leeds born Luke Friend, four piece Only the Young, duo Bars & Melody and The Voice contestant Sophie May Williams.

The Magic of Motown

The MAGIC OF MOTOWN Under the Stars

Thu 30 Jul 2015

With special guest Gwen Dickey of ROSE ROYCE

Leeds Pride

Leeds LGBT Pride Parade

Sun 2 Aug 2015

Leeds LGBT Pride. Yorkshire's Biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Sunday August 2nd 2015.

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Aug 2015

The Webb Ellis Cup is coming to Leeds on days 57-59 of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Yorkshire Carnegie

The World Cup comes to Headingley!

Thu 6 Aug 2015

The Rugby Union World Cup comes to Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 6th August as part of the official trophy tour in the build up to the World Cup. Join us for photo opportunities and watch a first team training session!


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

Jason Pitter

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.


Northern Ballet’s 1984

Sat 5 - Sat 12 Sep 2015

World Première Based on George Orwell's masterpiece and created by Guest Choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins, 1984 will change the way you think about ballet.

Leeds International Piano Competition Finals

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Sep 2015

The Leeds International Piano Competition presents some of the finest young classical pianists from across the globe.

Royal London One-Day International

Fri 11 Sep 2015

Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley will host the 4th Royal London One-Day International on Friday 11 September 2015, where England will take on Australia.

Henning When: Ein Zwei DIY

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Sep 2015

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one.

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