Music Venues in Leeds

Here at Singing Lessons Leeds, we’re always looking for new places to go and see live music.

Fortunately for anyone learning how to sing in Leeds, the city has a great selection of big and small venues, which means that it can host almost any type of band. For you're perusal, we've put together a lost of venues which we think are worth taking a closer look at.

The Brudenell Social Club

The Brudenell Social Club is a historic venue founded in 1913 as a social club for cabaret and bingo. As time has moved on, Brudenell has adapted to Leeds’ vibrant music scene and is a firm favourite for indie bands originating from the north. It is situated in Hyde Park, a large student area, so bands can expect a rowdy reception when they play. Brudenell is the favourite venue of The Cribs. The northern-rockers started out their career playing Brudenell and have returned many times since, holding a charity Christmas event called ‘Cribsmas’ there. Other notable bands that have rocked its stage are Franz Ferdinand, local boys Kaiser Chiefs and the interestingly named iLiKETRAiNS. If you want to have a closer look, why not head down to 33 Queen's Road, Leeds LS6 1NY.

The 02 Academy Leeds

The 02 Academy Leeds is probably the best place in region to go and see the top national and international bands on tour. The massive 2,300 capacity venue has seen the likes of Blur, David Bowie, Robbie Williams, The Stereophonics and The Stone Roses rock audiences before its renovation in 2007. Since then Kaiser Chiefs, All Time Low, Foals, Last Shadow Puppets, and Beady Eye among many others have performed to packed crowds - simply the best place to go in Yorkshire for the big names.

The Howard Assembly Room

The Howard Assembly Room located at 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU is A beautifully restored venue in the heart of Leeds bringing the most exciting musicians, performers, writers and film to the north of England. Programmed by Opera North. The Howard Assembly Room is temporarily closing its doors for its major Music Works redevelopment but will will re-open in 2020 with even more world music, jazz, folk, classical recitals, film and talks and installations, plus a bar and restaurant and a dedicated entrance.

City Varieties Music Hall

The City Varieties Music Hall Located on Swan St, Leeds LS1 6LW is a theatre & venue that houses a wide variety of genres & was originally build in the 19th century. These days you'll see everything from musical theatre to comedy shows there. It's a very family friendly venue for those looking for a day out wiht the kids.

Temple Of Boom

Temple of boom in Leeds is a Great little independent venue. It is the place we would recommend if you are after an intimate show. There is a well stocked bar and food is often available (there's a cafe during the day). Many people have noted that the staff are really great. The venue is located at Millwright St, Leeds LS2 7QG & you will find a wide range of bands and genres performing here from blues to rock to metal & everything in between.


If you are more looking for live DJ's and club nights then Stylus is the place for you. Located in Leeds University Union, Lifton Pl, Leeds LS2 9JT it hosts regular club nights as well as live bands atleast a few times per month. The atmosphere is always a good laugh and ticket prices are always reasonable. The bar always has plenty of drinks to keep you partying into the night as well.

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