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About Leeds Union Events


Bringing everyone together through legendary nights in Leeds since 1967: it’s what we do.

Leeds Union Events is your official box office for gigs, club nights and festivals happening in the middle of campus at Leeds University Union.

Our stages have hosted some of the most unforgettable bands and singers across the decades, including Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, The Clash, The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age. We continue to bring legendary nights to Leeds with the latest artists, and up-and-coming performers.

Our venues continue to be award-winning. We’ve got 100% in Best Bar None and the Refectory is marked with a blue plaque as a legendary gig venue. Not bad for a not-for-profit where all the money we make goes straight back into making sure our students love their time at Leeds!

Whether you’re a student, live in Leeds or further away, you’re welcome to join us in coming together over our love of great music and unforgettable experiences.

Finding us

Our venues are located inside Leeds University Union, which is situated on the precinct of the University of Leeds.

Our address is: Leeds University Union, University Square, Leeds, LS2 9JZ


The University campus is approximately one mile from Leeds City station. Just follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in no time:

1. Come out of the station into City square.

2. With the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row.

3. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction.

4. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street.

5. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millenium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

6. Turn left onto Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road.

7. You’ll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and on our University begins in another 50 metres or so on your left.

8. To reach the Leeds University Union building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane until you can see the clock tower building – called The Parkinson Building.

9. Head to the left of The Parkinson Building and once you reach the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff building turn right and carry on straight until you reach the precinct. You’ll find Leeds University Union on your left.

By train

Leeds City station connects us with all major UK cities. For train information and timetables, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By bike

If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks and showers. Download the University walking and cycling map of the surrounding area here.

By bus

There are a number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit First Leeds for timetables and general information.

There is also a city bus which stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E) every 10 minutes from 06:30 – 19:30 Monday to Sunday.

By car

If you are using satellite navigation, our address details for the closest access to the Union building are: Leeds University Union, University Square, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS29JZ.


Parking is very limited close to the Union building and is on-street only.

We’d advise using either the orange or red zones as they have the closest accessible parking to the Union. From both zones, it is a short walk to the Union itself. Additional spaces are also provided off campus at the Woodhouse Lane Multi-storey.

Please note: the multi-storey car park will charge a hefty fine if you fail to follow their procedures for payment.

You can find more information on parking facilities provided by the University here.

Drop-off point

The closest location for drop-off and collection point is on the corner of Lifton Place & Cromer Terrace.

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