Immerse yourself in Leeds’ fabulous culture of creativity. From classic and contemporary art to the decorative arts; from sculpture parks to galleries to performance art, we’ve got it all. You’ll never be short of information or inspiration.

Leeds is home to internationally renowned galleries such as the Henry Moore Institute and the Leeds Art Gallery along with being at the heart of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle. It also home to many new independent galleries such as the Leeds Gallery, White Cloth Gallery, Mexico and The Tetley.

Leeds is the only English city outside of London to have its own theatre, opera house, ballet company and national museum. Its home to Opera North and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, where you can see world-class performances at student discounts. Leeds is home to The Royal Armouries, the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour, one of the largest collections of arms and armour in the world. Leeds also has the spectacular Grand Theatre, which hosts comedy shows, ballet, pantomime, along with the City Varieties Music Hall, one of the UK's most preserved Victorian Music Halls. There are multiplex and art-house cinemas, (the Hyde Park Picture House is one of the oldest in the country opening in 1914), comedy clubs, bowling alleys, traditional ale houses, student pubs, plush city-centre bars, smaller clubs and super-clubs.

“Leeds has no shortage of great art collectives, independent businesses and projects, all of which are people doing what they do simply because they love doing it. There are some very inspirational people who have really helped us out while setting up, everyone is more than happy to help each other out just to see the community as a whole develop further.”

Joe Torr, Leeds College of Art Alumni and founding member of Village bookstore

Find out what's going on in Leeds at Leeds InspiredThe City Talking and Independent Leeds.