We’re famous for festivals, large and small. Year round, we host a packed calendar of celebrations stretching from music and food, to film, dance and theatre. Small community groups, and huge international events. All easily accessible, and easy to love. Wharves and docks connected by Leeds Waterfront Festival, or a city illuminated for Leeds Light Night. Annual icons like Leeds Festival, where the biggest bands around strut their stuff. Leeds International Film Festival, bringing the best of world cinema, and Leeds International Festival marking the intersection of tech and culture. And that’s just a taster.


As a consequence of the Coronavirus and following Government advice, all events taking place in April and May have been cancelled. You can look for inspiration for when you’re next visiting Leeds throughout this website and we will update our events as and when restrictions are lifted. If you would like to keep up-to-date with all things Leeds, please sign up to receive our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Minecraft Xbox Build Battle

10th April 2020 - 12th April 2020

Carriageworks Theatre

Aardman Modelmaking

10th April 2020 - 11th April 2020

Carriageworks Theatre

Pie & Ale Festival

12th April 2020 - 12th April 2020

Water Lane Boathouse

Leeds Lieder Festival | Siobhan Stagg and Joseph Middleton

17th April 2020 - 17th April 2020

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Leeds Lieder Festival | Pop-up Poetry

17th April 2020 - 17th April 2020

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Feckstival – A Father Ted Festival

18th April 2020 - 19th April 2020

The Wardrobe

Leeds Lieder Festival | Composers and Poets Showcase

18th April 2020 - 18th April 2020

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall