The First Direct Arena, Leeds officially opened its doors on 4 September 2013 . It has a capacity of 13,500 and hosts live music, comedy, entertainment shows and sporting events. Voted Best New Venue in the World 2014 at the Stadium Business Awards, the First Direct arena has played host to some incredible artists since opening in September 2013.
The Grand Theatre is a theatre and Opera house in the centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed by James Robinson Watson, chief assistant in the office of Leeds-based architect George Corson, and opened on 18 November 1878.
O2 Academy Leeds on Cookridge Street is the site of the former Town and Country Club and its launch was one of the most exciting and ambitious projects, converting the listed building back to its magnificent theatre style format. A secondary 400 club space, Underground, has a state of the art PA, lighting grid, DJ booth and A/V equipment and is perfectly positioned to host the very best specialist club events and function as an additional area, pre and post gigs in the main auditorium
The City Varieties Music Hall was originally built in 1865 as an extension to the music room of the White Swan Inn and remains culturally significant as a surviving example of a Victorian Music Hall. Despite numerous ownership and name changes, the City Varieties, as we know and love it today, has remained virtually unchanged since the late 19th Century. Over the last 20 years, City Varieties has established an unrivalled reputation for presenting the very best in live music, variety and comedy as well as hugely popular annual pantomimes which have entertained Leeds' families for generations.
The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds is located on Millennium Square in the Electric Press building. The venue has two unique performance spaces and six rehearsal and meeting rooms showcasing work by local artists as well as being the most family friendly performance venue in the city centre. The Main Auditorium is a proscenium arch theatre with a capacity of 350 and caters for mid-scale productions. Comfortable seats, generous aisles and a cosy atmosphere makes this a perfect space for our large family shows, musicals and dramas. Upstairs @ The Carriageworks is an intimate and flexible black box studio space with a standard capacity of 55.
Since opening in March 1990, The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds 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. It has two auditoria and hosts a wide range of productions and engages in outreach work in the local community.
Leeds Town Hall was built in 1858 and the building has become famous as an example of a kind of Victorian architecture that reflects the wealth, power and confidence of the age in which it was built. Leeds Town Hall hosts the best in live music, comedy, film screenings, educational events and entertainment and is conveniently located in the centre of Leeds, next to Leeds Central Library and Leeds City Art Gallery. It is a five minute walk from both the rail and bus stations and a 10 minute drive from the M1 and M62 motorways.
The Brudenell is a lively and fun loving venue that embraces music and art. The Brudenell is most famous for hosting secret gigs for bands like Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs. However, it has been a centrepiece of the Leeds music scene for a number of years, and hosts gigs most nights of the week, which are put on by a variety of local promoters.