Performing arts and culture

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Hanging paintings in the the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Let us entertain you...With our own theatre, museum and gallery on campus you'll be spoilt for choice


Situated in the building for performance and culture industries (PCI) Stage@Leeds is our public licensed theatre complex.

The complex includes:

  • Stage One, a 180-seat auditorium
  • the Alec Clegg Studio, a 50-seat experimental studio theatre
  • a dance studio along with all of the facilities - dressing rooms, box office, technical workshops, etc - associated with a public licensed venue

The theatre complex has a wide variety of events and concerts, all advertised via the stage@leeds website

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Home to instrumental concerts, the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall is one venue where you can enjoy performances by the School of Music and visiting performers. 

It provides a wide ranging programme of free Friday lunchtime recitals and occasional 'rush hour' and Sunday afternoon concerts.

The concert programme covers almost every musical genre - from period instrument performances to the avant-garde including European art music, world and popular music, contemporary music and jazz. 

The Workshop Theatre

The Workshop Theatre is home to Theatre Studies in the School of English.
It's an intimate space that provides opportunities for all the different student communities to work with each other and study theatre.

If you are learning about theatre at the University you can take full advantage of the theatre's facilities. Take a look at the Workshop Theatre website to find out more.

Museums and galleries

The Stanley and Audrey Burton Art Gallery is newly enlarged and improved. It houses our collections of drawings and other works on paper. It also offers a changing programme of exhibitions, as well as a designated space for private study, research and teaching. 

University of Leeds International Textile Archive collects, preserves and documents textiles and other related design material from most of the major textile producing areas of the world.

See our events section for everything that is going on in the University.