Thank you to all of our sponsors without whom Light Night Leeds 2023 would not have been possible.

Aire Park is a mixed-use district in the heart of Leeds, with an expansive city park at its centre.

The masterplan will transform this former industrial site into an exciting new part of Leeds City Centre, bringing hundreds of new homes, thousands of feet of office space and new retail and leisure amenities to Leeds South Bank.

We are the national library of the United Kingdom and give access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. We provide information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities.

We have many books, but we have so much more. Our London and Yorkshire sites have everything from newspapers to sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. Our inspiring exhibitions interpret these collections and bring their stories to the public.

The city of Leeds is bursting with culture. And it can change lives. But not everyone feels they have the freedom to access culture and creativity. Through our spirit, we’ll all change that, together.

Our Vision – A thriving, exciting and inclusive Leeds. Where creativity fuels opportunity. For everyone.

Our Mission – To deliver a year of creative experiences which connect people and change their relationship with culture for good.

Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. Rooted in the North of England, international in outlook, we create extraordinary experiences, every day.

Whether you’re working, socialising, visiting or looking for a new location for your business, Wellington Place is your kind of place. A hub of state-of-the-art offices, independent restaurants, exciting events and landscaped gardens steeped in history – all just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds railway station.

Industry leading multi-sector property developer based in Yorkshire with a pipeline of activity across the UK.

Trinity Leeds is a shopping and leisure centre in the city centre of Leeds, England, named after the adjacent 18th-century Holy Trinity Church. Developed by Land Securities and designed by Chapman Taylor.

In 2012 Allied London bought what was then known as Clarence Dock. We had a vision to take the existing area and re-brand, re-invest and create Leeds’ first tech, media and creative industries hub: Leeds Dock.

Allied London’s placemaking strategy has established Leeds Dock as a key destination in the city for enterprise, community and culture. Today, we have a great portfolio of contemporary creative workspace, complemented by independent food and drink operators, a yoga studio, a progressive gym and the Royal Armouries Museum. Leeds Dock is proud to be home of eleven digital and tech companies, as well as Sky’s Digital HQ, whose building won the 2017 British Council for Offices Award for Innovation.

The Junction consists of 665 units. The development transforms the former Monkbridge ironworks, and adjacent Grade II listed Gritstone viaduct, into a vibrant new retail and leisure destination in the heart of Leeds.

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

Through collaboration, they harness their expertise in research and education to advance knowledge, transform lives and shape a better future for our communities, our region and the world.  

Working with others, they use our collective talents, expertise and shared endeavour in research and education to address local and global challenges, achieve social justice, reduce inequalities, and help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.

The college is part of Luminate Education Group, which consists of Leeds City College, University Centre LeedsLeeds Sixth Form CollegeKeighley CollegeHarrogate College and Leeds Conservatoire.

Leeds Arts University has made a significant contribution to arts education in the UK.

The University has roots dating back to 1846 and the original Leeds School of Art and is the only specialist arts university in the North of England.

Transform is an engine room for powerful performance. We create exhilarating international festivals and work year-round to catalyse future-gazing artists and creatives to reimagine what theatre can be. We bring Bold, Brave, Vivid & Socially-Conscious international performance to the Leeds City Region and beyond.

A leading City law practice and delivering a full range of legal services across the UK, Europe and internationally, forming close ties with businesses in established and emerging markets around the world.

With extensive local knowledge, as well as a history in the city reaching back to 1775, their Leeds office is ranked first for the number of top tier Legal 500 rankings, reinforcing their continued dominance and leading position in the UK. 

East Street Arts secures better livelihoods for artists and our neighbours, while addressing the issue of economic and commercial decline in our towns and cities. We force positive interventions through art…

As leaders in the artist-led sector for almost 30 years we have empowered artists to be self-determined, take control, incite change and influence key decision-makers to improve lives and environments, locally, nationally and internationally.

We’re an independent charity in West Yorkshire helping the homeless and vulnerable.

We deliver outreach on the streets to the homeless community and those that are most vulnerable in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees

Lights On is a young light-art festival focused on presenting light artworks to the general audience in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, while developing the general understanding for public art, public spaces and their special relationship. Established in 2018, Lights On has proven itself as an event that challenges the way we relate to the spaces around us.

Due to its long running period (three weeks in 2019) and it’s always changing selection of venues, the festival captivates and intrigues general audiences by mixing well established or unknown urban spaces with contemporary art vibes that attract crowds to various parts of the city-center, always connecting them by walking guided tours.

Light up the North (LUTN) is a network of five northern light festivals which have come together to share their collective expertise to support both the development of the partner festivals and the wider sector.

Through regional, national and international networking and collaboration LUTN nurtures artistic ambition through artist and producer development, co-commissioning and joint fundraising.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority brings together the local authorities of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield with
the LEP.
Working in partnership, we develop and deliver policies, programmes and services which directly benefit the people of West Yorkshire.

Connecting Leeds is our ambition to transform travel in Leeds for people who live, work in and visit the city.

Helping you get around Leeds as easily as possible

From online tickets to timetables and route maps, we have a vast amount of resources to help you get around as easily as possible. First Bus operate 60 bus services running regularly throughout Leeds and the surrounding area, meaning there is always a bus ready to take you where you need to go. Above, you can find information regarding our buses including timetables, prices and even use our journey planner to ensure a smooth ride.

Enjoy the journey.

Super Friendz is a Leeds based team of event producers, curators, marketers, branding experts and designers specialising in creating memorable spaces.

They also programme and promote live music and events at cultural venues across Leeds.

They own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. They manage 20 of the country’s largest stations, while all the rest – over 2,500 – are run by the train operating companies.

They exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity.

The unofficial capital of Yorkshire. A city at the heart of the action, bursting with life and cultural energy.

A vibrant creative community, with award-winning national theatre and dance companies, a world-class arena, and a thriving independent food scene you won’t find anywhere else.

A renowned retail destination, where big brands meet Victorian arcades. And a welcoming host for international sporting events, colourful carnivals, and a packed calendar of festivals and events.

A skyline filled with breathtaking architecture, and a destination easily reached by road, rail and air. We are many things. We are Leeds.

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire is the home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour and is free to visit.

Explore the Royal Armouries Museum’s five floors of galleries. Over 4,500 objects on display in our purpose-built museum.

Discover how arms and armour have shaped society, art, and culture throughout history.

Enjoy watching historic armour and weapons brought to life as our Live Interpretation Team use live combat demonstrations to show you how they were used.

Project Servator – a policing tactic used to disrupt a range of criminality, including terrorism while providing a reassuring presence for the public. We are working with partners, including businesses and the public, to continue to protect West Yorkshire communities. The aim is to make West Yorkshire a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate.

Helping borrowers & savers for over 150 years

Your degree is a chance to explore your interests and find what career path is right for you. And we’re here to help you along the way. 

When you study here, you’ll not only learn how the industry works, but how it’s evolving. You’ll learn from industry professionals, have access to global work opportunities and award-winning industry partnerships. So, by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to explore the world of work ahead of you.