Arts & Culture

Phoenix Dance Theatre's Troy Game Photo Brian Slater

The arts call our city home. Galleries and institutes, companies and creatives. From the streets to the stage, there’s something to suit every perspective, and every itinerary. See internationally celebrated works, or uncover hidden independent gems. An explosion of street art decorating iconic buildings, and major festivals energising our cultural outlook.

If you fancy coming face to face with a wealth of culture, there’s plenty on offer. The visual arts are well served by Leeds Art Gallery, with a remarkable collection of twentieth century works. Contemporary art finds a home in The Tetley, a hangover from the city’s brewing heritage. And Leeds takes centre stage in Yorkshire’s sculpture triangle, stretching from the inner city Henry Moore Institute, to the rolling landscape of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

On the stage, you’ll find sights and sounds to savour. Our city is the only outside London to boast both a resident opera and ballet company. Four major theatres, a world-class arena, and countless independent venues. A feast for the eyes, and ears. And it doesn’t stop there, with an abundance of events and live music in outdoor spaces and unique experiences in cosy clubs.