Unique venues.

There’s no shortage of venues with a difference in Leeds, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for hosting a memorable conference experience. The range of venues here in Leeds provides a number of options for something truly memorable.

You can host a dinner at the first direct arena, a drinks reception among the weaponry and armour of the Royal Armouries or an exhibition overlooking the pitch at Elland Road, home of The Premier League’s newest addition Leeds United. There’s also the UK’s only dual-aspect conferencing space available at the newly redeveloped Emerald Headingley Stadium offering views of both the cricket and rugby grounds.

If you’re looking to host a conference somewhere with a little more character, and leave a lasting impression on your delegates, take a look at the suggested unique venues below and you can also find out more about our Historic venues and Independent venues too..

Royal Armouries

Maximum capacity: 1,200 theatre style

Set in a modern waterfront development, the Royal Armouries Museum provides an iconic setting for your conference or dinner amongst one of the world’s greatest museum collections.

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Maximum capacity: 400 for dinner or 1,000 for a reception

The Aspire building, honoured with a blue heritage plaque – is rich with historic interest and stands where the original Leeds General Infirmary was built in 1771. Demolition of the infirmary occurred in 1893.


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The Studio Leeds

Maximum capacity: 180 theatre style

If you’re looking for a vibrant city centre event space to meet, train or entertain then look no further than the studio.

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ODI Leeds

Maximum capacity: 100 theatre style

ODI Leeds is a purpose designed collaborative meeting and workspace in central Leeds.

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The Terrace (Leeds)

Maximum capacity: 150 theatre style

A unique meeting, conference and event space, located just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds Station, at the gateway to the Wellington Place estate.

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