Celebrating the diverse and thriving creativity of Leeds, Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival that takes over Leeds City Centre for two nights in October.

Starting in 2005, the event has grown year on year and in 2019 was enjoyed by around 150,000 local, national and international visitors.

Despite social gathering restrictions in 2020, Light Night Leeds was proud to present the hugely successful ‘Laser Light City’. Over 3 nights in October approximately 30,000 people took part to remotely control huge lasers across the Leeds skyline using their smart phones.

In 2022 the festival continued to grow and return to pre-pandemic visitor numbers with the theme of “Playful City”.

We are thrilled to be back again and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

The team

Light Night Leeds is brought to you by:

Abbe Robinson – Artistic Director / Producer
Lisa Ashcroft and Zander Marston – Production Co-ordinators
Helen Tytherleigh – Assistant Production Co-Ordinator
Helen Taylor – Staffing Co-Ordinator
Callum Holt, Helen Wells & Emily Marlow – Creative Producers
Hannah Booth & Katie Atkins – Volunteer Co-ordinators (Leeds 2023)
Katie Stitson – Marketing and Comms Co-ordinator
Leo Rotaru – Social Media
Ruth Fawcett – Sponsorship and Fundraising Co-ordinator
Craig Shackleton – Events Team Manager
Jon Morris, Jamie Campbell & Peter Bowles-Flesher – Events Team
Lee Goater – Design
Neil McDonald – Finance Support
Estelle Guiheneuc-Martin – Marketing and Website Support

With thanks to all the artists, technicians, Zone and Venue staff and all our wonderful festival volunteers.

Light Up The North

Light Night Leeds is proud to be a member of Light up the North, a network of six light festivals taking place in six cities across the North of England.

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If you love Light Night Leeds and would like to attend more light festivals, find out more about our partners’ events below:

20-28 October 2023

16-19 November 2023

2-4 November 2023

7-10 December 2023

“Light Night is a fantastic event. Not only does it create an amazing buzz and experience in the city centre, it really benefits our partners in terms of brand awareness, new customers from the footfall and the tills ringing on the evening! We are really looking forward to participating and sponsoring the event again this year!”

- Trinity Leeds