Frequently Asked Questions (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 such as SENTINEL do need to be booked in advance. Any events that require booking will be clearly marked in the brochure, App, and website.

Where can I find information on the night?

The full programme can be found in our Festival Guide and Light Night App, which are both available to buy for £2. All proceeds ensure the event remains free.

Visit one of our information points on Millennium Square, the VisitLeeds and Art Gallery Shop, City Square, and Kirkgate Market where you can purchase festival guides and a range of limited-edition merchandise designed by Lee Goater.

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.

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. 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 or online. If you have any specific accessibility queries, please contact us on 0113 378 6989.

Are the events suitable for children?

Light Night Leeds is a family-friendly event, and all of the artworks will be suitable for a young audience unless stated in the brochure or online.

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

All our main indoor venues have toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. 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.

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. In the case of an emergency please call 999.

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.

If you’ve got a question that you can’t find the answer to, please email us at lightnight@leeds.gov.uk.