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Finding things to do in Leeds at night is easy – there is something for everyone, every night of the week and what’s more, the whole city is easily accessible from Leeds train station.

Comedy clubs

Leeds nightlife is known for its famous student nights out but there is so much more to see in ‘The Capital of the North’. If you fancy a laugh, try one of the many comedy clubs Leeds has to offer. The City Variety Hall has been home to some of the biggest names in comedy for over 150 years and is an entertainment hub in the city. For more up-and-coming acts, try Tuesday night comedy at Verve in Grand Arcade. Here you’ll catch a mish-mash of new and experienced stand-up comics, perfect for an unpredictable night out.


Ready your dancing shoes

For a fun group activity that will ignite your Latin spirit, try salsa lessons at Revolucion De Cuba Leeds. Every Tuesday, the bar hosts a 30 minute free salsa lesson for beginners. If you’re feeling the groove, you can then head upstairs and join the salsa class for 1 or 2 hours of taught dancing suitable for all levels. After you’ve perfected your moves, head back downstairs to the dancefloor to try out your fanciest footwork. The Salsa Social is a fun way to learn a new skill and is a great alternative to a regular Leeds night out.


Photo credit: Revolucion de Cuba 

The owl trail

An unusual way to explore the city is to follow the Leeds City Owl Trail. The trail will take you past 25 different spots in Leeds where you can spot the owls which grace the city’s coat of arms. The trail also allows you to pass by some of the best bars and restaurants Leeds has to offer, making sure you’re refuelled for your adventure. Check out 53 Degrees near the Park Row Owls for delicious cocktails or Pizza Fella near Kirkgate for the best pizza in the city. You could even break up your journey with a stop off at one of the pub quizzes Leeds has on every night of the week. Try Calls Landing on Monday, The Adelphi on Tuesday or the White Swan on Thursday to test your brain power.


A spot of culture

In the mood for something a little more cultural? The city has a number of event spaces including the Leeds Grand Theatre and Carriageworks Leeds. Known as Leeds’ friendliest city centre theatres, this modern venue is located in Millennium Squares Electric Press and offers events for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for theatre, comedy or film Carriageworks Leeds has it all. There’s even classes and workshops available if you fancy treading the boards. Find out what’s on at Carriageworks Leeds here.

Photo credit: Carriageworks Theatre