Top Choice Live Music in Leeds

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Belgrave is the city's best live-music venue, with a diverse roll call of acts from burlesque to comedy and folk to hip-hop. Its three floors also encompass a huge bar bristling with craft-beer taps, two kitchens, l…
Live Music in Hebden Bridge

Trades Club

Built in 1923 as a social club by the local trades unions, this place was revived in the 1980s and has since gone on to become one of the UK's coolest live-music venues, hosting names as big and diverse as the Buzzc…
Jazz in Leeds


By day you'd think the Domino was a closed retro barber shop, but at night the neon light clicks on and a wooden door at the back of the (fake) shop takes you down to this broody basement cocktail bar and live-jazz …
Football in Leeds

Leeds United Football Club

Leeds supporters know all about pain: the team was relegated from the Premiership in 2004, and then from the Championship down to League One in 2007. Loyal fans were rewarded with promotion back to the Championship …
Live Music in Hull


A focus for the cultural revival of Hull's Fruitmarket district, this former industrial space is now a multipurpose venue incorporating a bar, cinema and stage. There are regular live gigs by local bands (and occasi…
Theatre in Hull

Hull Truck Theatre

The former stomping ground of acclaimed playwright John Godber, who made his name with the gritty 1980s comedies Bouncers and Up 'n' Under (he is one of the most-performed playwrights in the English-speaking world),…
Live Music in Leeds

City Varieties

Founded in 1865, City Varieties is the world's longest-running music hall, where the likes of Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin and Lily Langtry once trod the boards. Reopened after a major revamp in 2011, the programm…
Live Music in Sheffield


Every touring band has played the dark and dingy Leadmill on the way up (or on the way down), and it remains the best place in town to hear live rock and alternative music. There are club nights too, but they tend t…
Live Music in Harrogate

Royal Hall

A gorgeous Edwardian theatre that is now part of the conference and events venue Harrogate International Centre. The musical program covers orchestral and choral performances, piano recitals, jazz and more.
Live Music in Leeds

Leeds Arena

This 13,500-seat venue opened in 2013 with gigs by Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. It now hosts events ranging from major-name concerts and dance spectaculars to tennis, basketball and boxing matches.