With great conference and exhibition spaces of all sizes, there’s always an array of exciting events happening in Leeds. Whether you’re a fashionista or a foodie, you’re bound to find an event that tickles your fancy. Check out our guide to the best conference venues in town.
With up to 2,200 square meters of exhibition space and room for 12,000 guests, the First Direct Arena is the perfect place for all kinds of conferences and events.
From vegan food festivals to international tattoo conventions, there are no shortage of unique events happening at the arena throughout the year.
Eighteenth century history combines with state of the art facilities to make Harewood House a great location for plenty of different occasions. Whether it’s a product launch in the impressive State Rooms or corporate entertaining in the elegant Gallery, the House has a variety of spaces that are the perfect fit for different events and exhibitions.
Just 2 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds Trinity University’s green and leafy campus contains a 300-seater auditorium and exhibition space that’s ideal for events. Check out what’s happening on your visit and find business networking, academic forums, educational projects and talks by everyone from leading politicians to sports legends.
Set on the waterfront, the Royal Armouries offer a number of great spaces, including a theatre holding up to 1,250 guests. As well as hosting numerous award shows and corporate events, the Armouries is also a unique, history filled location for exhibitions, shows and cabaret.
This landmark building in the centre of Leeds offers fantastic facilities within a grand Victorian setting. From festivals for foodies or film buffs to conventions and talks on all kinds of topics, you’ll find a range of conferences and events happening inside the building’s ornate Victoria Hall.
With its stunning central atrium and beautiful balcony, this state of the art museum offers an impressive location for conferences, conventions or events. Whether you’re attending a film festival or talk, make sure you wander through the museum’s collections and take in the city’s history.
Horizon Leeds is a cutting-edge conference, training and meeting space, as well as a creative hub.
Situated in the heart of the city on the side of the river, this is the perfect spot for small exhibitions and medium sized conferences.
Located in the University of Leeds, just 1 mile outside of the city centre, MEETinLEEDS hosts everything from one day events to large residential conferences. Previous events include Leeds International Piano Competition and International Medieval Congress – the largest annual conference in the UK.
The Centenary Pavilion at Leeds Football Club is one of the biggest conference centres in the North of England. With a capacity of 1,600, it has hosted major conferences and exhibitions as well as live music, fashion and, of course, sporting events. The venue’s starlit ceiling adds a bit of glamour to any occasion.
From the city centre to its leafy suburbs and beautiful surrounding countryside, you'll find lots of great hotels in Leeds. If you need to be central, try the First Direct Arena Hotel and Trinity Leeds Hotel, or Leeds City West for Elland Road. For those jetting in, check out Leeds/Bradford Airport hotel.