Welcome to Light Night Leeds!

Light Night is an annual multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre on one Friday night in October.  It’s an amazing and unique opportunity to explore Leeds with your friends and family, as we shine a light on the city, providing people of all ages with a night to remember.  This year we are celebrating our 11th annual festival. For one night only the city centre will come alive with spectacular light projections, exhibitions, installations, film, dance, music, theatre and street performances.  Many of the city’s arts organisations and public buildings will be opening their doors late into the night as artists transform spaces into exciting temporary showcases of their work. Bring your friends and family along to experience a fantastic festival atmosphere, navigate your way around over 50 different events across the city centre, and sample some delicious street food. As darkness falls, come and see the city of Leeds in a new light!

Our new website will be launched in early September with full details of our 2015 programme.  In the meantime please watch this space for latest news, opportunities and artist call outs, and take a look around this site to see what happened in 2014.

Light Night is produced by the Arts Development Team at Leeds City Council in partnership with many organisations and individuals from across the city.

Current opportunities

Light Night Needs You! There are lots of ways to get involved with Light Night Leeds. Keep an eye out for current opportunities here and on our social media pages.

Internship Opportunities

Light Night is offering two exciting internships for the 2015 festival. 

Social Media Co-ordinator - click here to read more information and complete your application 

Volunteer Co-ordinator - click here to read more information and complete your application

The deadline for submissions has now passed.


Artist Submissions

The deadline for proposals for this year's festival has now passed.

Volunteer Call Out

Light Night relies on many volunteers to help things running smoothly and to create a great festival atmosphere. Click here to find out more about the roles on offer and complete your application. The deadline for applications is Friday 11th September.


Street Food Call Out

We’re on the lookout for exciting Street Food vans for Light Night 2015.  We have various pitches available around the city centre 6-11pm on Friday 9th October for a fee of £200+VAT.  Last year our vans did a roaring trade and many sold out of food, so book early to avoid disappointment!  Contact lightnight@leeds.gov.uk


Relive the excitement of Light Night Leeds 2014


Light Night Promo video by Phil Faulks

Light Night promo video by Northern Film school at Leeds Beckett University

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