FAQs

Do I need to book or buy tickets for Light Night?

All Light Night events are free. However, please be aware that some events do have limited capacity and may require you to book a ticket in advance.

Please help keep to Light Night Leeds a free event by buying a festival guide or downloading the festival app for only £2. This will give you full details of all the events on offer and is very useful thing to carry around with you on the night!

Where can I find information on the night?

Visit one of our information points on Millennium Square, Victoria Gardens and Briggate where you can purchase festival guides and a range of limited edition merchandise designed by Passport. Our friendly festival staff and volunteers will be on hand with information and advice to help you make the most of the festival. You will also find information signage in each Light Night zone.

Where can we eat and drink during the evening?

Light Night Bites, an exciting food market spread across Cookridge Street and Millennium Square, will bring a whole host of amazing cuisine into the city with dishes to suit everyone. Street food will also be on offer in Kirkgate Market, Trinity Leeds, Leeds Dock (Armouries Square), The Tetley, Tower Works and Leeds City College.

There are also a variety of fantastic bars and restaurants throughout the city centre. Visit LeedsExternal link has more information on food and drink offers in Leeds.

Who can I ask for general assistance?

As well as venue staff, Light Night Leeds will have staff and volunteers stationed throughout the events. They will be noticeable in their white or blue Light Night fluorescent vests.

Showsec Event security will also be present in all Light Night areas for your safety and assistance.

Will there be photography at the event?

Official Light Night photographers and videographers will be covering all our events for marketing and publicity purposes. By attending any Light Night event you are consenting to your image being recorded.

If children or young people 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 so please feel free to approach them if you would like to request that you / your children do not appear in any event photography.

As Light Night events take place in public spaces we cannot control other people taking images of events on phones or cameras. We ask that if you are taking images at the event and posting them on social media that you are mindful of other people’s privacy, especially children and young people who are not part of your group.

Are all Light Night events accessible?

All events and activities are fully accessible unless stated in the brochure. If you have any specific accessibility queries ahead of the event please contact us on 0113 378 6989 or contact the particular venue directly.

An accessible viewing area / quiet space for the Centre-piece projection can be found in Level 1 Bar, Carriageworks Theatre from 8pm to 10pm.

An accessible viewing area for the City Square projection can be found on Mill Hill Chapel forecourt.

Where will I be able to find toilets / baby change facilities?

All of our main indoor venues have toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing 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 will be on Millennium Square. On the night please ask a member of staff or volunteer if you need directions.

Are the events suitable for children?

Light Night Leeds is a family-friendly event. However, if any specific events are not suitable for a young audience, this will be specified in the event listing online and in the festival guide and app.

Where do I go for medical help?

There will be first aid and medical staff covering all of the outdoor areas, and all venues will have designated first aid officers. If you need assistance, please let the nearest member of Light Night staff, venue staff or event security know.

Will the event still go ahead in bad weather?

In the event of severe weather some events may have to be postponed or cancelled – 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 LeedsExternal link 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, please email us at lightnight@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 378 6989.