Entertainment and Culture

Inkwell Arts

Location: Chapel Allerton
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture 
Choice: Cultural, Culture

Creativity is the key to enriching lives and building stronger communities. Inkwell Arts Centre provides a community hub that feeds…

31 Potternewton Lane LS7 3LW

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Location: Wakefield
Vibe: Child Friendly, Creative, Culture 
Choice: Art

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 500,000 visitors, including 48,000 learning visits each year.

West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG

Leeds Discovery Centre

Location: Hunslet
Vibe: Child Friendly, Family Friendly, Relaxed
Choice: Education, History

The Leeds Discovery Centre is absolutely unique, a state-of-the-art museum storage facility which preserves and protects the Leeds Museums and…

Carlisle Rd, Leeds, LS10 1LB

Castleton Mill

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Events

A Grade II listed former textile mill, Castleton Mill is brand new hub for individuals and businesses in the creative…

Castleton Close LS12 2DR

Yorkshire Dance

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative, Relaxed
Choice: Dance, Events, Performance

Based in central Leeds, Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance in Yorkshire. A charitable organisation, Yorkshire Dance assists in the…

3 St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

Leeds Industrial Museum

Location: Armley
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture , Outdoor
Choice: Education, History

Housed inside what was once the world’s largest woolen mill, Armley Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum reveals the city’s industrial heritage…

Canal Rd, Leeds LS12 2QF

East Street Arts

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative, Relaxed
Choice: Art

Established in 1993, East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds. Their mission is to develop the talents and…

St Mary's Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH

Horsforth Village Museum

Location: Horsforth
Vibe: Family Friendly
Choice: Culture, Education

Horsforth Village Museum is situated at the bottom of Horsforth Town St and has been run by volunteers since 1998….

5 The Green, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5JB

Leeds West Indian Centre

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Excited, Live Music, Party, Relaxed
Choice: Beer, Community, Cultural, Drinks, Events, Live music

Leeds West Indian Centre is a legendary venue where you will find the best underground raves this city has to…

10 Laycock Pl, Leeds, LS7 3AJ

White Cloth Gallery

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative, Culture , Relaxed
Choice: Art, Events, Film, Photography

A photography and film gallery bringing work from world renowned artists to the streets of Leeds, White Cloth Gallery provides…

24 Aire St, Leeds, LS1 4HT


Location: City centre
Vibe: Retail Therapy
Choice: Gifts

Collaboration and innovation space in Leeds ODILeeds is a not for profit organisation working to innovate with data in the…

3rd floor, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

Carriageworks Theatre

Location: City centre
Vibe: Family Friendly, Relaxed
Choice: Events, Family fun, Performance

The Carriageworks Theatre brings a wide variety of theatre and film and events to the people of the Leeds, from…

3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

Howard Assembly Room

Location: City centre
Vibe: Family Friendly, Relaxed, Unique
Choice: Theatre

A beautifully restored, captivating and inspiring performance venue in the centre of Leeds, Howard Assembly Room at Opera North is…

46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

Basement Arts Project

Location: Holbeck
Vibe: Creative, Culture 
Choice: Art, Books

Basement Arts Project is an organisation run by artists, for artists. Located in a pre-war mid-terrace house in South Leeds, we facilitate and promote the activities of national and international artists both at home and abroad, whilst maintaining a broad & varied programme in the homeland of Leeds. 

28 Burton Terrace, Leeds LS11 5JH

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Location: City centre
Vibe: Traditional
Choice: Theatre

Since opening in March 1990, West Yorkshire Playhouse has established a reputation both nationally and internationally as one of Britain’s most exciting producing theatres, winning awards for everything from its productions to its customer service.

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds
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Sunken Studio

Location: Roundhay
Choice: Art, Crafts, Creative

Sunken Studio is a ceramics studio that hosts clay workshops, makes ceramic products, and designs, facilitates and collaborates with local…

Hyde Park Book Club

Location: Hyde Park
Vibe: Live Music, Party, Skint
Choice: Drinks

Hyde Park Book Club is an arts space serving coffee, beers, wines and food on Leeds’ Hyde Park Corner. Through the…

27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL

Opera North

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Live Music
Choice: Live music, Performance

Committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains, Opera North is the North’s national opera…

46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

Cottage Road Cinema

Location: Headingley
Vibe: Relaxed
Choice: Movies

The Cottage Road Cinema is the oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, and…

Cottage Road Cinema, Headingley, LS6 4DD

The Holbeck Underground Ballroom (HUB)

Location: Holbeck
Vibe: Live Music, Party
Choice: Party

Slung Low is an award-winning theatre company specializing in making unlikely, ambitious and original adventures for audiences in unusual places. Slung Low…

67-71 Bath Road, Leeds, LS11 9UA


Location: University
Vibe: Creative
Choice: Film, Performance

stage@leeds is a public contemporary performance space dedicated to developing artists and supporting their work in a comfortable, creative and…

University of Leeds, Cromer Rd, Leeds, LS2 9JS

Leeds Print Workshop

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative
Choice: Art, Crafts, Events, Print

Leeds Print Workshop is a co-operative printmaking studio based on Vicar Lane in central Leeds. We provide access to print…

130 Vicar Ln, Leeds, LS2 7NL

Harewood House

Location: Harewood
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture , Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Outdoor
Choice: British, Cultural, Family fun, History

Sitting in the true heart of Yorkshire, Harewood House is one of the fine Treasure Houses of England. Built in…

Harewood Estate Office, Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG

Corn Exchange

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Retail Therapy
Choice: Retail

Leeds Corn Exchange is one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings and a Grade 1 listed structure. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick…

Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BR

Leeds Civic Hall

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: British, Cultural, Culture, History

Opened by King George V in 1933, Leeds Civic Hall is one of the finest civic buildings in Britain, built from still-sparkling white Portland stone. The front of the building with its two 170 ft towers, Roman Corinthian style portico with 6 columns, overlooks Millenium Square, impressing passers by with its sheer magnitude.

Calverley St, Leeds LS1 1UR

Tropical World Leeds

Location: Roundhay
Vibe: Child Friendly, Excited, Family Friendly
Choice: Animals, Education, Events, Family fun

The closest many people in Britain get to exotic wildlife is through the bright lights of their TV screens. But…

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2ER

The Tetley

Location: Brewery Wharf
Choice: Culture

The Tetley is a centre for contemporary art and learning located in the stunning Art Deco headquarters of the former…

Kirkstall Abbey

Location: Kirkstall
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture , Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Outdoor, Relaxed, Traditional, Unique
Choice: Culture, Education, Gifts, Markets

Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall. Now a public park on the north bank of the River…

Abbey Rd, Leeds, LS5 3EH


Location: Armley
Vibe: Relaxed, Unique, Vintage
Choice: Movies

While there is an abundance of culture and artistic influence in West Yorkshire, there is often little space for independent…

Leeds Industrial Museum, Canal Rd, Leeds, LS12 2LX
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Hyde Park Picture House

Location: Hyde Park
Vibe: Culture , Romantic
Choice: Movies

Established in 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House is one the UK’s oldest cinemas. Stepping inside their Grade II listed…

73 Brudenell Road LS6 1JD
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The Hepworth

Location: Wakefield
Vibe: Creative, Culture 
Choice: Art, Crafts, Culture

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

The Barn

Location: Yeadon
Vibe: Child Friendly
Choice: Family fun

The Barn is a great place for all the family to come and enjoy fun activities, indoor and outdoor and great home-cooked food in our fab cafe.

Warm Lane, Yeadon Yeadon, Leeds
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Seven Arts

Location: Chapel Allerton
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Events

Our aim at Seven Arts is to showcase the best of local and regional talent and to attract innovative work…

31a Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD

Temple Newsam

Location: Whitkirk
Vibe: Child Friendly, Cosy, Culture , Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Outdoor, Relaxed
Choice: Afternoon tea, Art, British, Creative, Culture, Events, Family fun, History

Looking for somewhere with a wealth of history, beautiful country mansion walls and exquisite country grounds? Well, famous as the…

Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE

Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Location: Headingley
Vibe: Excited, Outdoor
Choice: Cricket, Rugby, Sport

Headingley Carnegie Stadium is the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, as well as Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Yorkshire…

St Michael's Ln, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR

Look Key Escape

Location: City centre, University
Vibe: Excited, Family Friendly

Choose your room and book a slot. Arrive and get locked in! You get 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and escape the room. But will you make it out in time??

Otley Courthouse

Location: Otley
Vibe: Cosy, Creative, Family Friendly
Choice: Art, Community, Events, Events space and rehearsals, Family fun, Film, Performance

Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by the very people it matters to the most- the community. Based in…

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley, LS21 3AN


Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Cultural

Presenting festivals of performance from Leeds and internationally, whilst concocting projects with bold artists all year round, Transform presents theatre works everywhere…

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

The Leeds Library

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Books

Members of the Leeds Library, the oldest surviving subscription library in England, enjoy easy access to over 550 years of…

18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL
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Angel of Youths

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Cultural, Culture

Angel of Youths launched in October 2011, offering entrepreneurial opportunities for young adults aged 16-30, from deprived or marginalised communities…

Leeds Grand Theatre

Location: City centre
Vibe: Child Friendly, Live Music
Choice: Theatre

46 New Briggate, Leeds

The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Location: University
Vibe: Culture , Relaxed
Choice: Art, Culture, Education, Events, History

Free and open to the public, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery is the hidden gem within the crowning jewel…

Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Ln, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Compass Festival

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Cultural

Founded in 2010, Compass is a small company that works to support artists who make live work in Leeds and…

Compass Live Art, Patrick Studios, St. Mary's Lane, LS9 7EH
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SCRAP Centre of Creative Reuse Play and Learning

Location: Farsley
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture 
Choice: Cultural

We are a social enterprise based in Leeds, focused on helping the environment by reusing waste materials from businesses as…

The Spinning Mill, Sunnybank Mills, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ

Lotherton Hall

Location: Aberford
Vibe: Child Friendly, Cosy, Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Outdoor, Relaxed, Romantic
Choice: Afternoon tea, British, Cake, Culture, Education, Events, Gifts, History

Home of the Nevilles, the de Hothams, and the Gascoignes, Lotherton Hall has been a crowning point of the Yorkshire…

Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB
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Assembly House

Location: Armley
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Events

Assembly House is an artist-led studio space and gallery in Leeds, which prides itself in providing an inviting public space…

44 Canal Road LS12 2PL

Trinity Leeds

Location: City centre
Vibe: Child Friendly, Excited, Razzle, Retail Therapy
Choice: Bar, Beer, Clothing, Designer, Dresses, Events, Film, Food, Gifts, Health products, Healthy food, Menswear, Movies, Retail, Shopping

Named after the Church that is its next door neighbour, Trinity Leeds is a shopping and leisure centre that brings…

27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5ER

Northern Ballet

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative, Culture , Family Friendly, Relaxed, Romantic
Choice: Ballet, Dance, Live music, Performance, Theatre

Set up in 1969 by Canadian-born Laverne Meyer, Northern Ballet has dazzled audiences ever since with its bold, mesmerising and…

2 St Cecilia St, Leeds, LS2 7PA

Leeds City Museum

Location: City centre
Vibe: Child Friendly, Family Friendly
Choice: Culture, Education, History

Originally established in 1819, Leeds City Museum reopened its halls of learning and adventure in 2008. Since then it has…

Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH

Jackrabbits Pottery

Location: Oakwood
Vibe: Child Friendly, Cosy, Creative, Family Friendly
Choice: Creative

Jackrabbits Pottery is a family and buggy-friendly studio for adults and children of all abilities to explore their creative sides….

633a Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, LS8 4BA

First Direct Arena

Location: City centre
Vibe: Live Music
Choice: Live music

The First Direct Arena is a 13,500 capacity arena in Leeds, and the first of its kind in the UK to have a…

Arena Way, Leeds, LS2 8BY

Leeds Arts University

Location: City centre, University
Vibe: Traditional
Choice: Education

Leeds College of Art is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, our students enjoy a small, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible. We believe this is the best environment in which to grow as an artist or designer.

Headingley HEART

Location: Headingley
Vibe: Creative, Culture 
Choice: Community, Cultural, Events, Events space and rehearsals

Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, or ‘HEART’ for short, is the arts, enterprise and community centre of Headingley. Run by…

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN
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Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen

Location: City centre
Vibe: Alfresco, Brunch, Café Society, Culture , Gastro, Live Music, Outdoor, Party, Romantic
Choice: Drinks

Located in Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen first opened its doors in 1934 as Leeds Children’s…

1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP

Eiger Music Studios

Location: Holbeck, Hunslet
Vibe: Culture , Live Music
Choice: Events space and rehearsals

Eiger studios is a multi purpose music complex, comprising of rehearsal spaces, recording studios, a venue, and offering various services…

Unit 1, Fairfield House, New Craven Gate, LS11 5NF

The Light

Location: City centre
Vibe: Family Friendly, Relaxed, Retail Therapy
Choice: Afternoon tea, Bar, Beer, Brunch, Cake, Coffee, Designer, Events, Family fun, Film, Gifts, Shopping

Located along The Headrow, The Light is the easiest way to discover leisure and retail in central Leeds. Constructed in 1931 as…

The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL

Leeds Art Gallery

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Family Friendly, Relaxed, Unique
Choice: Art, Culture

At Leeds Art Gallery, you will find a collection of artwork ranging from the 19th Century. Paid for by public…

The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
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KMAH Radio

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture 
Choice: Radio

KMAH Radio is an independent radio station broadcasting from the back streets of Leeds. We have regular shows from well-known…

2 Albion Place LS1 6JL

Abbey House Museum

Location: Kirkstall
Vibe: Child Friendly, Culture , Family Friendly, Outdoor, Unique
Choice: Cultural, Education, Family fun, History

A fun, family-friendly and interactive day out, Abbey House Museum lets you travel back in time to Victorian Leeds on…

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative
Choice: Dance, Events, Events space and rehearsals, Performance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance utilises its unique, pristine conservatoire environment to train its select students to develop and excel as…

98 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, LS7 4BH

The Viaduct Showbar

Location: City centre
Vibe: Excited, Live Music, Party, Razzle
Choice: Comedy, Drinks, Events, Live music, Music, Party, Performance

The Viaduct Showbar is the Number 1 venue for cabaret and live entertainment in Leeds. Open seven days a week, the…

11 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6ER

Left Bank Leeds

Location: Headingley, Hyde Park
Vibe: Culture , Family Friendly, Live Music
Choice: Culture, Events

Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set in an amazing Grade II* listed former church building. Our mission…

Leeds City College

Location: City centre

Leeds City College is one of the UK’s largest FE establishment, offering a diverse curriculum to over 30,000 students.

Hunslet Campus, Cudbear St, Leeds, LS10 1HD

Millennium Square

Location: City centre
Vibe: Excited, Family Friendly, Live Music, Outdoor
Choice: Events

An award-winning outdoor space and live entertainment venue in Leeds city centre, Millennium Sqaure is Leeds’ most beautiful public space….

Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
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The Faversham

Location: University
Vibe: Culture , Gastro, Romantic
Choice: Drinks

The Faversham is a multi-purpose venue and event space that is infamous for hosting some of Leeds’ most memorable parties…

1-5 Springfield Mount LS2 9NG

Thackray Medical Museum

Location: City centre
Vibe: Child Friendly, Family Friendly
Choice: Education, Events, Family fun, History

Adjacent to St James’s University Hospital, you will find The Thackray Medical Museum- a museum allowing you to discover the…

141 Beckett St, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Northern Film School

Location: City centre
Vibe: Creative
Choice: Events, Events space and rehearsals, Film, Performance

For over 25 years, the Northern Film School has made waves with their innovative and award-winning filmmaking, asserting their status…

Electric Press, 1 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

Leeds Town Hall

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Traditional
Choice: Live music, Theatre

Leeds Town Hall opened in 1858 and is host to the best in live music, comedy, film screenings, educational events and light entertainment.

map-pin-icon The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Location: City centre
Vibe: Culture , Flush, Retail Therapy
Choice: Crafts

Back in 1982 something exciting emerged in the city of Leeds. The Craft Centre and Design Gallery- a hidden gem…

City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB