Leeds Lieder Festival 2021

Thu 17 - Sun 20 June 2021

Leeds Town Hall

Tickets & Times

Thu 17 Jun, from 1pm
Fri 18 Jun, from 10am
Sat 19 Jun, from 10.30am
Sun 20 Jun, from 10.30am

The finest festival of art song in the north returns and is hosted, for the first time, by Leeds Town Hall. With more musicians than ever before, the festival continues to provide a platform for international stars to rub shoulders with the next generation of emerging musicians.

Tickets go on sale on 14 May 2021. 

Please check back on this website as individual events with further information will soon be available.

The Programme

Thursday 17 June
1pm – Lunchtime Recital – The View from the Villa
3pm – Festival Masterclass I with Iain Burnside
7pm – Pre-concert talk with Richard Stokes
8pm – Opening Gala Recital

Friday 18 June
10am – Festival Masterclass II with Dame Felicity Lott
2.30pm – Lunchtime Recital – Natalya Romaniw, Iain Burnside
7pm – Pre-concert talk with Dr Lucy Walker
8pm – Evening Recital, Britten – Five Canticles
9.45pm – Late Night Lieder with The Hermes Experiment

Saturday 19 June
10.30am – Coffee Concert, Leeds Lieder Young Artists
1pm – Lunchtime Recital – Ema Nikolovska, Joseph Middleton
3pm – Festival Masterclass III with Sir Thomas Allen
7pm – Pre-concert talk with Professor Natasha Loges
8pm – Evening Recital, If Fiordiligi and Dorabella had been Lieder singers

Sunday 20 June
10.30am – Study event
1pm – Lunchtime Recital – James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook
3pm – Festival Masterclass IV with Anna Tilbrook and James Gilchrist
7pm – Pre-concert talk with Hannah Kendall
8pm – Closing Recital

Image credit: Tom Arber

Thu 17 Jun from 1pm
Fri 18 Jun from 10am
Sat 19 Jun from 10.30am
Sun 20 Jun from 10.30am

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or contact the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm).

Our indoor events are a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

  • Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
  • Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
  • Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
  • Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings:
everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless exempt.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the event.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the event until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the event and there is no interval.

NHS Test and Trace
Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak – by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions.


In person tickets: £11 – £27.50
Live stream tickets: £8.80 – £13.20
Concessions/under 26/student tickets: from £5.50
(prices include booking fees)

Tickets go on sale on 14 May.

Tickets & Times

Thu 17 Jun, from 1pm
Fri 18 Jun, from 10am
Sat 19 Jun, from 10.30am
Sun 20 Jun, from 10.30am