Information and FAQs
On the night all venues will have staff and / or volunteers available to assist and answer any queries.
Official Light Night photographers and videographers will be covering all events for marketing and publicity purposes. By attending any Light Night event you are consenting to your image being recorded. If children and/or young people will feature in the photograph or recording, the photographer or videographer will seek the verbal permission of their parent or carer. If children are to be featured prominently in an image or recording, parents or carers will be asked to sign a consent form.
Photographers and videographers will have Light Night staff ID. If you have any concerns please speak to them directly.
As Light Night events take place in public spaces we cannot control other people taking images of events on phones or cameras.
Will there be any Town Hall Tours?
Light Night Leeds is a great opportunity to explore heritage sites after dark, so please check the programme to see which venues are included this year.
Please note that we are not hosting Town Hall Clock Tower Tours as part of this year’s Light Night Programme (PDF 5.1MB).
However tours are open the public on the final Monday and Saturday of each month, with exclusive Christmas Lights Evening Tours taking place on the 7th, 14th and 21st of December.
For dates, availability and to purchase your tickets for a Town Hall Tour please call the box office on 0113 376 0318 or visit the Town Hall website.
Do I need to book or buy tickets?
All our events are free. However, please be aware that some do have limited capacity and may require a ticket.
The Light Art Cities Symposium, Light Night Art Runs, Light Night Ride and Light Night Lantern workshop all require pre-booking online. Please see their individual pages for information on how to book.
Compound at Northern Ballet Theatre has limited capacity and will therefore be ticketed. Tickets will be free and can be collected on the night from Northern Ballet Theatre box office (for a specific performance time). Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Where can we eat and drink during the evening?
Light Night Bites, an exciting food market will spread across Cookridge Street, Millennium Square and Victoria Gardens, is bringing a whole host of cuisine into the city with dishes to suit everyone.
There are a also variety of restaurants throughout the city centre. Visit Leeds has more information about the food and drink offer in Leeds.
Who can I ask for general assistance?
As well as venue staff, Light Night will have staff and volunteers stationed throughout the events. They will be noticeable in their white or blue Light Night fluorescent vests.
Where will I be able to find toilets / baby change facilities?
All of our main indoor venues have toilets, accessible toilets and baby change facilities. The public toilets on Millennium Square will also be open. Disabled toilets will be available in Millennium Square. Leeds City Council’s fully accessible, mobile Changing Places Toilet (HDU) will be on Millennium Square.
On the night please ask a member of staff or volunteer if you need directions. If you have any specific accessibility queries please contact us on 0113 378 6989 or contact the particular venue directly.
Are the events suitable for children?
Light Night is a family-friendly event. Our brochure (PDF 5.1MB) gives details of events specifically designed with children in mind.
If I am travelling to Leeds by car where can I park?
There are various car parks and on street parking available throughout the city. For full details of Leeds City Council car parks, please visit the City centre parking and information page.
Where do I go for medical help?
There will be medical staff covering all of the outdoor areas. If you need assistance, please let the nearest member of Light Night staff or security know.
If you are in any Light Night venue please let the nearest member of staff know your needs.
Will the event still go ahead in bad weather?
Some events may be postponed or cancelled in the event of severe weather – please look out for updates on the night via our social media pages. We advise visitors to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor events and prepare for all weathers.
If I am travelling from outside Leeds where can I stay overnight?
Leeds has a wide range of accommodation on offer for visitors. Visit Leeds has lots of information on where to stay and parking facilities in and around the city centre.
If you’ve got a question that you can’t find the answer to, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 378 6989