Art And Theatre Events In Leeds

Performances, Theatre Events And Art Exhibitions In Leeds

Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Leeds. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Leeds for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Leeds too.

Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Leeds.

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Date Event Venue
08 Mar 2024 PopUp Painting - Paint Pop Art Leeds Malmaison Hotel, Leeds
14 Mar 2024 PopUp Painting - Paint Monet Leeds Brasserie Blanc, Leeds
03 May 2024 Waterlines and The Human Veil - Leeds Boom Leeds
23 Mar 2024 Revisited pres BLUE AMAZON MARK HOLLIDAY Progressive & Trance Distrikt, Leeds
03 Mar 2024 Mage Tears Lots of Hands Shaene Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
03 Mar 2024 The Petty Heartbreakers (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Duck And Drake, Leeds
02 Mar 2024 PopUp Painting - Paint Starry Night Leeds The Wardrobe, Leeds
02 Mar 2024 PopUp Painting - Paint Like Botticelli Leeds The Wardrobe, Leeds
09 Mar 2024 Into Reality Skream - Open to Close The Warehouse, Leeds
08 Mar 2024 5050UK - Enzo Is Burning Freedom Mills , Leeds

Art in Leeds

Leeds though is known for its industrial past, still has a lot to offer to an Art Lover. It is a vibrant city with a largely young student population, so contemporary art is prominent in the Leeds Art scenario. However, classical and radical feminist art also has a strong presence. Art is not restricted to museums or art galleries in Leeds. Public street art is also an integral part of art in Leeds. One can enjoy the beautiful street art along the Leeds Welcome Art Trail and in the iconic galleries scattered all across the city. Tourists enjoy street art in Leeds by taking an art tour which will cover the colourful graphics letters of Windows of Leeds, the Mabgate Mural, Cornucopia, George Street Mural, many historical statues, contemporary sculptures, poetry painted on the pavements, etc. Art lovers enjoy the numerous unique pieces in the Yorkshire Sculpture garden like the Black Prince in City Square and the Mandela gardens in Millenium Square. UK’s tallest mural ‘Athena Rising’ is also in Leeds. 

Museums and Art Galleries in Leeds

Leeds is full of art galleries and museums. Art lovers explore the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle including the Hepworth Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Henry Moore Institute. The Henry Moore Institute is a prominent institute featuring an extensive collection of sculptures by Henry Moore. The gallery keeps on having temporary exhibitions, events, talks, and discussions from other artists. The art gallery in Leeds inside the Munro House has a fantastic collection of incredible illustrations by local artists. The exhibitions keep on changing every week, so there is something new to see on every visit. Leeds Art gallery is the undisputed home of contemporary art of the region. The museum displays works of award-winning artists, and the collection is referred to as of national importance. Some other prominent art galleries are the Tetley, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Sunny Bank Mills, and White Cloth gallery. All these are famous for their Art exhibitions Leeds and attract a lot of art enthusiast for art classes to learn various art techniques. East Street Arts Leeds is a non-profit organization which promotes contemporary art in Leeds. They regularly have exhibitions and workshops, amongst others to promote creativity in art. 

Leeds Art Festivals and Events

Love for arts is prevalent in the various festivals and art events in Leeds held throughout the year. Light Night is the most famous art festival in Leeds when the whole city turns into one big art installation. The festival has light shows, exhibitions, projections, installations, film, music, dance, theatre and street performances. There is enjoyment for the whole family along with delicious food. Thought Bubble, another major festival is the UK’s largest annual event. It celebrates sequential arts in all its forms from superheroes to small press comics. There are various programs and entertainment events for the delight of everyone. Some other art festivals in Leeds are Chapeltown Arts festival, Chapel Allerton Arts festival, Morley Arts festival, Wetherby Arts Festival, and Love Arts Festival

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