Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow
West Yorkshire

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0113 247 6647

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0113 247 7988

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Leeds Town Hall is now open after a £4m refurbishment programme. The building work has restored the Victorian splendour and developed state-of-the-art modern conference facilities.

Leeds Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and was built by Cuthbert Broderick after a Competition to build the Town Hall was held in 1852. The Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 and is home to an impressive 3-manual organ, the largest of its kind in Europe, built by Gray and Davidson.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site

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Admission charges

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Leeds Civic Trust provide fascinating tours exploring the Town Hall and its stunning Victorian architecture.

Leeds Town Hall is home to The Leeds International Concert Season and is a venue for community and civic exhibitions.

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Heritage Open Days 2014: Personalities of Leeds: More Blue Plaques

  • 12 September 2014

Hear the stories behind some more famous people who have shaped our city.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.



Heritage Open Days 2014: Leeds Town Hall Open Day & Tours

  • 14 September 2014

Discover the hidden, secret side of Leeds Town Hall. Stand at the dock where prisoners once stood, sit at the judge's bench of the Borough Court, descend the stairs into the dark Victorian prison cells, and climb the 203 steps to the top of the clock tower to see the clock itself and take in a view of Leeds unlike any other. Explore the grand Victoria Hall which has changed very little since Cuthbert Brodrick’s original design, so it’s still possible to imagine what Queen Victoria would have seen when she came to open the building in 1858. Find out about some of the other activities on offer at the Town Hall throughout the year including lunchtime recitals on the magnificent 50ft high, 70 ton organ, and see some fascinating films about the city of Leeds courtesy of Leeds International Film Festival.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.