What's On in Leeds

Leeds - quite possibly the birthplace of Northern hospitality and a true gem for nightlife. So, if you happen to be in this glorious city and you're looking for cool things to do, get busy with cocktail shenanigans, the latest club nights and much more with our collection of the best events in Leeds. Who ever said we weren't good to you, eh? 

Last updated on 22nd March 2017

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Famously fun Be At One has teamed up with Sipsmith gin to bring you an exclusive masterclass! You’ll get a Sipsmith Gin and Tonic on arrival before being guided through a gin sampling session lead by Sipsmith experts. Then you’ll jump behind the bar for the chance to make two gin cocktails of your own.     

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The only club you need to be heading to for your Saturday night out in Leeds. Chilli White is known for throwing huge parties where students and regular revellers come to experience the glamorous style of Taboo come the weekend. For the best of UK Garage, House anthems, dirty dancing and a night that goes on until 6am, this is your port of call.

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Calling all beer lovers great and small. The Black Swan in the buzzing Call Lane district is throwing their monthly tap party to bring together all hop lovers for a dabble in some of the UKs biggest, best and most independent brew labels. There's even discounted pizza making the rounds at this casual Tuesday shindig. 

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Taking you back to the raw 60s soul of Detroit, Smokestack throw one hell of a party every Tuesday night that's a bit of Blues, Funk, Motown and Northern Soul thrown together. Get down to the sounds of the best vintage musical eras with DJ Chico Malo behind the decks. If there's one thing you can count on from Smokestack it's a fun night out in Leeds. 

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Yorkshire’s longest running independent comedy night is returning again for a night featuring the best talent from across the country. Whether they are experienced stars or the finest rising talents, you’ll be able to find them at the HiFi Club.


Love vodka or gin? Or both!? Luckily, the Gin & Vodka Festival is catering for all you spirit lovers, bringing together over 80 delicious gins and 40 unique vodkas, alongside live music and wonderful food, to create a festival that any white spirit connoisseur should visit.

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@ The Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen on Every 3rd Saturday of the month

A frenzy of burlesque babes, feather fluttering cabaret and incredibly fun entertainment comes to Leeds from The Wet Spot at their monthly residency at the Belgrave Music hall. Sample this show for your weekend and discover a fun night out in Leeds at the hands of Bettsie Bon Bon, Pinky Deville and more sassy sirens. 


A little taste of the Caribbean will land in Leeds as the UK’s first Travelling Rum Festival comes to the city. They’ll be bringing over 100 different rums, live entertainment and dancing, talks from rum industry experts, and lots of tasty food.  

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@ Leeds Town Hall on Various dates

The Gin Festival Leeds is uniting some of the best distillers in the world to deliver an evening dedicated to gin. There will be live music, food, talks by gin experts, all while being surrounded by other gin fanatics.

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Insomnia has a bit of a reputation in Leeds for being one of the biggest club nights of the week, so make sure you don’t miss out. This is perfect for anyone that loves to party and loves House music, as every week they put on world-renowned headline acts with the best production and sound in the business.

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Leeds’ legendary day-time rave is back with a vengeance for its sixth year running. Hosted across six different areas, expect amazing music, cutting-edge production, extreme CO2 jets and jaw-dropping dancers, all in a night you won’t want to forget.     

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@ Around The World Leeds on Every Wednesday

Who said bingo is for old people in a run-down bingo hall? Take a trip to Canal Mills for the biggest, rudest bingo night in Leeds every week. Jonny, Slutty Sue and Sweaty Betty host a ridiculous night of bingo, rave rounds, dance offs and cracking prizes.   

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