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Leeds is a hotbed of creative cultural talent, and it enjoys a reputation for producing spectacular and innovative shows.

Thoughout the year you'll find popular performers of stage and screen in a variety of venues across the city, such as The Grand Theatre and Opera House, and the adjacent Howard Assembly Room, home to Opera North.

Dance has always been an essential part of Leeds life, and we are lucky enough to have both the classical Northern Ballet company and the contemporary Phoenix Dance Theatre based here in the city. 

The Leeds International Film Festival is a major event on the world cinema stage with hundreds of screenings and events taking place over 17 days in November.

Enjoying amazing performances doesn't have to be expensive either. There are great discounts at the West Yorkshire Playhouse during the week, and annual free events such as Light Night offer everyone a chance to enjoy great entertainment.

The iconic Leeds Town Hall has an exciting calender of events happening throughout the year including concerts, film screenings, hilarious stand up comedians, educational events and more.

Located in the heart of the city centre, first direct Arena, plays host to an impressive line up of world class acts an events from live music and comedy to entertainment shows and sporting events.

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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • Ant & Dec's Takeway on Tour at First Direct ArenaTue 12 - Wed 13 Aug 2014Ant 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.
    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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • Macbeth at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 20 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Heartbreak Productions effect their reputation for innovative and ingenious adaptations to the full with this extraordinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s brutal and bloody tragedy, Macbeth.
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  • Macbeth at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 20 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Heartbreak Productions effect their reputation for innovative and ingenious adaptations to the full with this extraordinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s brutal and bloody tragedy, Macbeth.
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  • The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The 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
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  • Pride and Prejudice at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 27 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Heartbreak Productions are delighted to present a fresh and contemporary adaptation of the world-renowned Pride & Prejudice - an insight into the amorous exploits and enduring etiquette between family, friends and lovers.
    The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The 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
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  • The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The 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
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12 August 2014 to 13 August 2014

Ant & Dec's Takeway on Tour at First Direct ArenaTue 12 - Wed 13 Aug 2014Ant 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.

14 August 2014 to 14 August 2014

13 August 2014 to 15 August 2014

Peter Pan and The Lost Boys at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 13 - Fri 15 Aug 2014Grab your skateboard and prepare yourself for a fast and frenzied journey back to your childhood…

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 August 2014 to 19 August 2014

Romeo and Juliet Outdoor Theatre at East Riddlesden HallTue 19 Aug 2014See Shakespeare's play performed to the very highest standard, in the way the Bard first envisioned...with an all-male cast, traditional costume and Elizabethan song and dance.

20 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Macbeth at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 20 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Heartbreak Productions effect their reputation for innovative and ingenious adaptations to the full with this extraordinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s brutal and bloody tragedy, Macbeth.

22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Watch the last shown film in the Palace Picture Ho at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley MillsFri 22 Aug 2014Come along and watch the last ever film shown in the old cinema.

27 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Pride and Prejudice at Temple Newsam House and FarmWed 27 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Heartbreak Productions are delighted to present a fresh and contemporary adaptation of the world-renowned Pride & Prejudice - an insight into the amorous exploits and enduring etiquette between family, friends and lovers.

28 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

"Tonight is Music Night" with The Upstagers at Kings Hall and Winter GardensThu 28 - Fri 29 Aug 2014Upstagers return with Tonight is Music Night! Details to follow...

26 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The 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