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Brudenell Social Club

Brudenell Social Club


The Brudenell Social Club is a members Club in the Hyde Park area of Leeds. It was formed as a gentleman’s social and recreational club in 1913, then developed into a popular social club for activities like cabaret and bingo.

In recent years, its’ role has changed drastically, due to the demographic of the area (Hyde Park) changing to accomodate more and more students. The Brudenell’s large concert room, cheap bar prices, friendly atmosphere and LS6 location have made it extremely popular as a venue for live music and arts events, and an essential part of the live music scene in the city.

The Brudenell cemented its reputation in April 2004, when Franz Ferdinand played their notorious secret gig there, under a pseudonym (The Black Hands). The Brudenell gig is documented on Franz Ferdinand’s DVD. Since then, the Kaiser Chiefs have also organised a secret gig at the venue, and bands like The Cribs played many early shows there.

However the main strength of the Brudenell is its ability to support both small bands with local support, and international touring bands, with ease. The function room is regularly used for capacity-crowd gigs, as well as many smaller gigs and events which are vital to the music and arts scene in Leeds.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshments

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

The Brudenell is open Monday to Thursday from 4pm, Fridays at 3pm and at 12:00 Midday on a Saturday and Sunday, with specific times for concerts.


As per concert


33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,



See location of Brudenell Social Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.

By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed