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From the unique to the boutique, the city’s venues are at your disposal.

Compact and cosmopolitan Leeds offers a wealth of venues, attracting visitors for world-class sport, large scale association conferences, live music and cultural events.
IALC 2016 Leeds - Credit Roger Harris


It’s fair to say we know how to put on a show. In 2013 we hosted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year at first direct arena. In 2014 Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France included events at The Headrow and Harewood House.  For the last four years the National Teach First Summer Institute has taken over the city’s universities and in 2018 the event will return for the fifth consecutive year.

For 2018, we're looking forward to hosting the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathalon Leeds for the third year and Britspine.

The city is also home to one-off spaces, civic venues and heritage sites, including Harewood House, Leeds Town Hall and Elland Road. Our planning team can also offer sports grounds and stunning parks as possible venues, ensuring your event location is anything but ordinary.



Leeds is home to over 189 venues, of which 20 have AIM accreditation, with an unprecedented 4 gold awards. With our exciting venues working in partnership to deliver multiple venue large scale conferences and events, including three major universities, the new first direct arena and the world renowned Royal Armouries, it’s easy to see why Leeds’ conferencing city proposition puts the city in the top ten UK conferencing destinations.


Key to the offer in Leeds is the way in which our venues work together; we offer unrivalled access to city centre venues, who will work in partnership to ensure the whole city is at your disposal and your chosen combination of venues is truly tailor made.

Royal Armouries Museum , Leeds - Martin Brent for VisitLeeds


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