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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (15 June 2020)

In order to protect the safety and well-being of our audiences and staff, as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Leeds and stay at home as much as possible to control the virus and save lives, our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.

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Royal Northern Sinfonia (21 March)
Orchestra of Opera North (28 March)
The Hallé (4 April)
Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat (11 April)
Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale (23 April)
Robert Webb (24 April)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (25 April)
Free lunchtime talks: Before Grenfell Tower (6 May)
Manchester Camerata (16 May)
Bryony Gordon (28 May)
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (30 May)
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (14 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)
Nightmares on Wax (1 April rescheduled to 20 September)

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Milton Jones: Milton Impossible new date: 19 February 2021 book here
Fascinating Aida new date: 21 October 2020 book here
Exile of the African Warrior new date: 28 February 2021 book here
Inspiration Choir: West End and Broadway new date: 11 April 2021, 4pm book here
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
Russell Watson new date: 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm book here
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May) new dates: 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2021 book here
Ross Noble new date: 13 January 2021 book here (limited availability)
The Water Diviner’s Tale / Opera North new date: 10 &11 June 2021 book here
Brian Wilson: Good Vibrations new date: 8 July 2021 book here
Julia Holter / Opera North (previously 24 June): awaiting new date, please check Opera North’s website
Jimmy Carr (previously 2 & 19 June 2020) new dates: 1 & 4 April 2021 book here
Leeds International Beer Festival (previously 3-6 September): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here

Support Leeds Town Hall

The loss of ticket sales for cancelled events during these unprecedented times is of great concern, particularly as we look to the future and the redevelopment plans for Leeds Town Hall. With this in mind, we ask if you would consider making a donation to help sustain Leeds Town Hall – perhaps the most iconic and best loved building in the city, and one of such historic value to the people of Leeds and beyond. If preferred, ticket holders can choose to add credit to their account to use on a future performance. Refunds (minus the booking fee) are also available.

If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 4pm). There may be a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that you will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.

Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we’ll continue to share content on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.

Keep safe and well.

With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team

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Leeds International Orchestral Season 2019/20 posted 03 Jun 2019

Leeds International Orchestral Season 2019/20

We are delighted to open and close the season with international tours by firm favourites the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

Making debuts at LICS this season we look forward to visits from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the Swedish Philharmonia with soloist Viktoria Mullova. Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes a welcome return to the series in February 2020 with the orchestra of Leeds’ Twin City, the Orchestre National de Lille, its first visit since 2000.

The UK’s finest orchestras continue to have a major place in the season. Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé and James Ehnes in Bruch’s Violin Concerto, whilst Ben Gernon and the BBC Philharmonic give the world premiere of Edward Gregson’s Oboe Concerto, written for the orchestra’s principal oboe Jennifer Galloway.

A Spanish flavour permeates the season as Miloš Karadaglić is soloist in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, in a programme that also presents Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture alongside de Falla’s El amor brujo, and a suite from Bizet’s Carmen. The theme continues in February as Alexandre Bloch conducts Debussy’s Iberia with the Orchestre National de Lille.

Leeds’ two great choral societies play an important role in the season. Leeds Philharmonic Chorus is joined by Cambridge University Symphony Chorus to perform Elgar’s The Kingdom and Leeds Festival Chorus presents Mendelssohn’s great oratorio Elijah in March before both choruses join together with a performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C in May. In 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the RLPO presents his Pastoral Symphony and soloist Ning Feng performs the Violin Concerto with the CBSO.

Leeds International Orchestral Season continues to be one of the finest orchestral programmes in the country.

We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Town Hall during the 2019/20 season.

Matthew Sims
Head of Arts, Events, and Venues.

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