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Academic Venues

Leeds is home to three major universities; University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett and Leeds Trinity University as well as Leeds College of Music and Leeds Law University. All of offer extensive conferencing facilities, in addition to access to leading professors and lecturers.

With a total bedstock of 4,550 (out of term-time) and the capacity for large scale theatre-style seating (up to 550 at University of Leeds), academic venues make a significant contribution to the city’s conferencing potential.

Each can provide state pof the art conferencing facilities and when combined they form a vibrant campus hub, minutes from the city centre. Event organisers can also add value by tapping into the expertise of leading professors and lecturers from a comprehensive range of academic disciplines.

University of Leeds Conference Auditorium

The University of Leeds (MEET In LEEDS)

Maximum capacity: 550 delegates

This leading UK University offers a comprehensive range of award winning facilities that are adaptable to accommodate most conference programmes and budgets. From high-tech lecture theatres, ample syndicate, exhibition and catering options; the University of Leeds can offer conference organisers and their delegates a memorable and all-encompassing experience. What’s more, the University can offer- year round, hotel style accommodation, perfect for those early starts and late finishes and if you are looking for some help with the organising the Meet in Leeds Team at the University of Leeds offer event management services to take some of the pressure away.

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Leeds Beckett University (Well Met Conferencing)

Max capacity: 350 delegates

Well Met Conferencing offers a stunning choice of campus venues with their own individual style and flexible conference space, from Headingley Campus with over three acres of parkland to the striking Rose Bowl in the Civic Quarter. The latest addition to Well Met’s venue portfolio is Cloth Hall Court offering dedicated conference and events space just moments from Leeds train station with high spec, fresh and contemporary spaces, for up to 300 delegates. The venue includes boardrooms, classrooms, seminar and exhibition spaces all under one roof making it a great site for association conferences. With a range of city centre, accommodation within minutes of Cloth Hall, the venue is also an option for residential conferences.

Leeds Trinity University - Auditorium

Leeds Trinity University

Maximum capacity: 280 delegates

Leeds Trinity University offers the best of both a thriving city and acres of beautiful greenery. This self-contained campus is set within 40 acres of attractive grounds and provides excellent facilities and services for conferences and events. Having invested millions in their campus it has become one of the best venues in the region. You'll experience great value for money with a combination of outstanding Yorkshire hospitality and fully equipped facilities. Conference and event facilities include a range of rooms of a variety of sizes accommodating up to 280 delegates; including two auditoriums with raked theatre style seating. There is also 600 on-site bedrooms of 3* accredited quality providing self-catering or part-catered accommodation. 

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Leeds College of Music

Max capacity: 354 delegates

Leeds College of Music is the perfect destination for your event; situated in a thriving quarter where you will find world-class shopping, food and drink, nightlife and culture.

As an AIM accredited venue, they offer great facilities for you and your delegates, accommodating a wide range of meetings and conferences.

The dedicated events team will work with you right from the initial planning stage to help you bring your event to life. With a large amount of high-quality equipment at their fingertips, their own in-house AV and technical teams will be able to make your event look and sound first class.

The state-of-the-art 354-seat auditorium provides a flexible and inviting space that can accommodate conferences, debates, formal presentations, auditions, screenings or meetings. The space is fitted with theatre lighting and sound equipment, and high-power projection onto a large motorised screen. The Venue also houses two Steinway & Sons Model D grand pianos.

The Rooftop Bar provides 2,150 sq ft of flexible space for breakouts and catering on the same floor as The Venue auditorium. You can book this space independently of The Venue for a wide range of events, from meetings to private parties. With modern architecture and breathtaking panoramic views across the city, this award-winning space will bring the wow factor to your event.


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