What’s on in Leeds March 2023
As we enter month three it’s nice to see some confidence in the amount of events you can attend in Leeds. Regular sporting events are not to be missed, especially since the Leeds Knights are selling like hotcakes right now thanks to their stellar work on the ice hockey rink. Both Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United are looking to turn around sluggish performances this month.
But enough about sports; in early March, we’ll finally find out the big date, venue, and first names for our partnered event, Leeds International Festival of Ideas.
Disney on Ice - First direct arena - 2nd to 4th March
‘Discover the Magic,’ Disney On Ice’s newest show, will premiere in Leeds from March 2nd to 4th, 2023 at first direct arena, continuing what has become an annual spring tradition. Help Mickey Mouse on his adventure as he searches for his Disney pals like Tinker Bell, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang.
Maisie Adam - Friday 3rd March - The Wardrobe
Interviewed exclusively on our Instagram, Maisie Adam, the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The Last Leg, returns to Leeds on Friday 3rd March 2023 for a special, intimate show at The Wardrobe. We know she really loves Leeds, so expect an evening of witty observations, delivered with a certain Yorkshire panache, and a host of right good jokes.
International Women’s Day - 8th March - Various
Embracing Equality is the theme this year. One of the coolest collaboration’s taking place is the launch party to a very special beer. Anthology, Nomadic Brewing, Friends of Ham, Whitelocks and Brudenell Social Club have joined forces to make a tasty treat, lauching at Whitelocks on the 8th March but available at other great beer bars in Leeds until stocks run low. The Left Bank will see cult heroe Manjit’s Kitchen take over for a supper club with music from Shimmy Shimmy Yay. There are too many events to name them all but find a lovely list HERE.
Music - Various venues across Leeds
We couldn’t pick one or two gigs coming to Leeds this month so have a full paragraph on them and in no particular order. From the impeccable voice of George Ezra (playing first direct arena on 16th March), to the new look and sound of Father John Misty (Leeds University Refectory, 12th March). Hopefully, we finally get to see Snoop Dogg play Leeds after a few date moves (27th March, first direct Arean), Suede is making a triumphant return to Leeds Academy on 30th March. Loyle Carner is this month’s hottest ticket, and he’ll be helping Belgrave Music Hall celebrate their 10th birthday by performing two intimate shows there on March 25th and 26th. Who here remembers Loyle playing to a crowd of 10 at Headrow House a good few years ago? How times change.
Jonathan Ferguson at the Royal Armouries Museum - 11th March
Jonathan Ferguson, a famous YouTuber and a self-proclaimed “Call of Duty weapon nerd,” is hosting a special event at Royal Armouries. The weekend of the musuem’s Historical Firearms will be filled with firearms, and on Saturday, March 11, there will be a special What Is This Weapon? Live event.
The show, which is hosted by Jonathan Ferguson, the Keeper of Firearms and Artillery at the Royal Armouries, has been very successful and is bringing in viewers from all over the world. In this series, Jonathan explores the history of the world’s rarest and most obscure firearms, placing their unique historical footnotes in the larger narrative of firearms, their development, and their use in conflict.
The Great Gatsby - 8th to 18th March - Grand Theatre
Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation is back – get ready for the most glamorous party in town. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is brought to life as dancers glide across the floor in gorgeous Chanel-inspired costumes to a cinematic score by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE. Seen as one of Northern Ballet’s most treasured productions we can’t wait to check this one out.
Leeds Sports Awards - 17th March - New Dock Hall
Sport Leeds will host the 20th Leeds Sports Awards at New Dock Hall with the help of Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University. Back at New Dock Hall, the opulent ceremony has gone from a 100-person capacity event in 2003 to selling out first direct arena. Relax and take in not only the athletic achievements of the past year, but also the efforts of local institutions of higher learning to raise the city’s profile in the international sporting community. Find out more here.
Photo North Festival - The Faversham, 24-26 March
The Photo North Festival is a showcase for photographers, creatives and authors. This is the fourth year for the festival, which was started by Sharon Price, Peter Dench, and their friends as a non-profit. Professional photographers, art lovers, serious amateurs, and students are all encouraged to attend the event. Artists and guests at the festival include Joanne Coates, Roy Mehta, Dean Belcher, and Tess Bunney, to name a few. Sofia Conti is the inaugural “Ones to Watch” artist. We can’t wait. https://www.photonorthfestival.co.uk/