Key moment as historic Leeds Town Hall organ pipes down for major revamp

Expert engineers have literally been pulling out all the stops this week as work to secure the future of Leeds Town Hall’s historic organ finally started. The once-in-a-lifetime project, which technicians say is among the biggest the country has ever seen, will see the huge instrument carefully deconstructed and then rebuilt and reconfigured, 163…

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Anna Tsybuleva | Leeds International Piano Series

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva makes a welcome return to Leeds where she already has built up such a following. We are thrilled to introduce you to the new Leeds International Piano Series – following the success of our 2021 Competition. In this series, we welcome Leeds Alum…

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Historic Leeds Town Hall project gets important funding boost

An important heritage project to protect and restore Leeds Town Hall’s stunning Victoria Hall has received a major funding boost this week. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has pledged a grant of £249,810 toward the scheme, which will restore the main decorative features of the magnificent performance space, including the impressive facade of the…

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Leeds Town Hall pulls out all the stops to preserve historic organ

It’s an historic conservation project that’s sure to strike a chord with music lovers all across Leeds and beyond. Leeds Town Hall’s one-of-a-kind organ, which has been part of the city’s heritage for more than 160 years, is set for some major restoration work designed to protect and preserve it for future generations. One of…

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City lights up to remember COVID-19 victims

Buildings across Leeds city centre will light up this weekend to remember those who have tragically lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday and Sunday will mark one year since the first cases were detected in the UK. In that time, the virus has sadly claimed the lives of more than 100,000…

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Live music lives on at Leeds Town Hall during the 2020 pandemic

Despite two lockdowns and stringent restrictions between and since, Leeds Town Hall has enabled professional musicians, school children and audiences to rehearse, perform and enjoy live music throughout the pandemic, all within the COVID-safe environment of its magnificent and naturally airy surroundings. It is the only major venue in the UK to have been…

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