Bombay Bicylcle Club press shot - depicting them on stage for encore. The photograph is in black and white.



1st June 2023

From the teams behind Brudenell Social Club, Belgrave Music Hall and Welcome, Project House is due to open July 2023, bringing a launch season of acclaimed artists to Leeds city centre including Bombay Bicycle Club, Nubya Garcia, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Walkmen and more.

Bringing together some of the most high-profile names in Leeds’ cultural scene, Project House will feature a multi-use event space which will host a varied programme of music, markets, exhibitions, conferences and parties at an exciting time for the city of Leeds as it celebrates its year of culture.
The venue is due to open mid-July with a jam-packed launch season including music from British indie-rock group Bombay Bicycle Club, fast rising jazz virtuoso saxophonist Nubya Garcia, and award-winning Canadian jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD; as well as Northern Craft’s Creative Car Boot Sale, Roller Girl Gang’s Roller Disco, The Mega Record Fair, Ambient Yoga sessions and more…

As well as cutting-edge programming, the venue will offer a flexible, 1,000 capacity multi-use event space with full PA and lighting system, as well as pared back interiors and in-house equipment suitable for hosting conferences, exhibitions, markets, weddings, meetings and more. Project House will also host an exciting new chef-led restaurant concept due to launch later this year which will offer a fresh and seasonal all day menu, as well as a variety of catering options for all events, from seated banquets to street food.

Project House is the creation of a group of Leeds creatives who have been influential in the development of Leeds’ cultural sector for over 20 years: Nathan Clark of legendary music venue, The Brudenell Social Club, Tom Brown & Sam Barratt of independent skate store, Welcome Skate Store, Ash Kollakowski & Simon Stevens of the iconic Belgrave Music Hall, and Ben Lewis of independent, cultural programmers, Super Friendz. Together the team have been working within the Leeds cultural scene for over 20 years, bringing big names such as War on Drugs, Haim, Four Tet, The XX, and Loyle Carner to the city, as well as being responsible for creating some of the city’s most-loved cultural spaces and encouraging the development of Leeds’ culture-shaping collectives.

On the opening of the new venue, the team said:
‘We’ve been working on this concept for over 5 years now but finding a suitable home for the project hasn’t been straightforward. Although this is the first time the group have worked on a project together, personal relationships within the group stretch back over 25 years so it’s been a lot of fun! We’ve been lucky enough to work with some great people on the project and we’re really excited to get doors open later this summer.’