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It’s behind you: top theatre over Christmas and New Year

Like turkey and trimmings and trees with tinsel, pantomimes and the theatre go hand-in-hand with the Festive Season. Leeds has a number of fantastic showings throughout December and January for all ages and tastes, with showings at venues across the city. If you fancy a slice of the action, here’s our guide to what’s on:


All is calm: escape the Christmas rush in Leeds

The turkey has been painstakingly prepped, the presents wrapped and you’ve only just managed to shove visiting Great Uncle Jim out the front door in a bid for some peace and quiet. After a few manic days stuck in the house with the kids, we get that you might want recommendations for spots and places in Leeds to chill out and unwind over the Festive Season – and we’ve got you.

Here’s our tip top guide to the most chilled places in Leeds:


NYE: Saying Goodbye to 2017 in Leeds

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018. However your year has been, make sure to celebrate it in style at a number of spots across Leeds. Whether you’re a clubber, wine sophisticate or just fancy a gathering in a foodie pub with your nearest and dearest – we’ve got you covered.


What's on

in Leeds today

  • 15 Dec 2017 5pm

    Jingle Bell Rocks!

    Jingle Bell Rocks! …searching for the Soul of Christmas Music A festive film event, in conjunction with The Culture Vultures…

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  • 15 Dec 2017 7:45pm - 9:30pm

    Kim Weston, Carnival Choir & Guests

    Join Leeds Carnival Choir and Motown alumna, Kim Weston, for an evening of calypso classics hosted by Khadijah Ibrahiim. After…

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  • 15 Dec 2017 5pm - 4am

    Christmas Jumpers and Cocktails

    On 15th December all of UK will be celebrating Christmas Jumper day. Found by Save the Children charity back in…

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  • 15 Dec 2017 8pm - 9pm

    Sardoville – For Only One Hour

    A pseudo-glamorous one man romp through childhood dreams, pop culture and queer art, danced to a hilarious soundtrack of Angela…

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  • 15 Dec 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Giselle: Danced by The Royal Ballet

    From The Royal Opera House, the greatest of all romanitc ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a…

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  • 10 Mar 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

    Sketch Club

    Drop in and draw with us every Friday afternoon. Whether you can stay for ten minutes or the full three…

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  • 15 Dec 2017 7:30pm

    Tall Ships

    It’s both with a heavy heart, and a smile, that we announce Tall Ships farewell show. We have worked with, and become…

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What To See and Do

Fabrication Crafts

Independent department store selling work by over 70 local artists and craftspeople. We have everything from food to furniture, clothing,…


Emmaus Leeds

Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who…

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Jumbo Records

Jumbo Records is a long-established independent record shop in Leeds city centre. They stock vinyl and CD for musical genres…

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Phoenix Dance Theatre

We had the pleasure of joining dancers of Phoenix Dance Theatre as they rehearsed for upcoming shows.

Here are some of the moments we captured.

Where To Stay

ibis budget Leeds Centre

Welcome to ibis budget Leeds Centre – the perfect low-cost hotel for both business and leisure; situated within walking distance…


ibis Leeds Centre

Your hotel Ibis Leeds Centre is located within easy reach of the city center, just 8 mins walk from the…


The New Ellington

The New Ellington has, quite simply, redefined hotels in the city centre of Leeds. Surrounded by imposing Georgian buildings, our…


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Crowd of Favours

Just off Kirkgate, the oldest street in Leeds, Crowd of Favours is a great place to kick back and relax…


Rude studios

Custom Tattoo & Body Modification studio Rude studios is an award winning custom tattoo and body modification studio, having two…


Colours May Vary

Colours May Vary is a book shop also stocking a range of beautiful, useful and inspirational wares. You will find…

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