The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 16 – 22 January 2023

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We’re half way through the month and as per usual, there’s loads to get up to in our wonderful city of Leeds.

We know January can sometimes feel like a bit of a slog but don’t worry as we are here to give you that little nudge with a list of exciting things for you to get involved in this week.

From January foodie specials and Yoga classes to hilarious comedy gigs, just reading this list is bound to give you a pep in your step as we push through closer to the end of the month.

Up to 50% off food and drink in Leeds: January Offers

Monday 2 January – Tuesday 31 January 2023 | Around Leeds

Tattu has 30% off, and is included in the guide. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

The start of the year marks an incredible foodie sale for many of Leeds’ most exciting food and drink joints, and we’ve got a guide full of money-saving offers to help you eat out for less all month long.

Find out more here.

Yoga Mondays at House of Fu

Monday 9 January 2023 | House of Fu, The Headrow

I’m sure many of us have some new fitness goals which we would like to achieve in 2023, so why not head to House of Fu after work on a Monday to get the body moving and the mind grooving.

For just £5, you will be led through an hour of yoga by qualified yoga teacher Molly Gillett. We can’t think of a better way to start the week, can you? 

No need to book, just pay with card or cash on arrival. 

The Subways

Thursday 19 January 2023 | Brudenell Social Club, Burley

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Four albums have seen The Subways go from strength-to-strength over the years. Starting off in LA to record their debut album All Or Nothing back in 2008, journeying to their latest self-titled in 2015 which is noted by Q Magazine to be “On par with the best things they have ever written… and finds the band energised, focused and battle-ready”.

Tickets cost £24.50 each and can be purchased through See Tickets.

Get tickets for The Subways here.

Bundobust January Specials

Monday 16 January – Tuesday 31 January 2023 | Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill

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This month, Indian street food and craft beer connoisseurs, Bundobust, have smashed it out the park with their new limited edition specials and you definitely don’t want to miss out.

Brush off the January blues with their Bombay Sandwich, Stuffed Chillis and Punjabi Kadi – all are bursting with flavour and incredible additions to Bundo’s already mouthwatering menu. Read more about the specials here.

Wedding Showcase

Saturday 21 January 2023 | The Faversham, Woodhouse

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Steeped in Leeds history and night’s out nostalgia, The Faversham is a beautiful wedding venue right in the heart of Leeds- and there’s never been a better time to check out why it’s the perfect place to tie the knot. Check out the space in all its glory throughout the day and chat to event staff about how to make your perfect day a reality at the Wedding Showcase at The Faversham.

Peter Kay

Friday 20 January 2023 | First Direct Arena, Arena Way

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Reports began circulating earlier this year that the legendary Bolton-born comedian could finally be making his long-awaited return with a huge “comeback tour” in 2023, but it’s now been announced that the 49-year-old will be doing two massive shows at the First Direct Arena on Friday 20 January & Friday 19 May 2023.

Tickets are long gone, but keep an eye out for resale here.

Chris McCausland

Saturday 21 January 2023 | City Varieties Music Hall

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Star of Would I Lie To You, Have I Got News for You and QI will be taking to the stage and telling tales of his life, family and lots of other silly nonsense. The stand-up comedian will be conducting the City Varieties Music Hall this Saturday and is set to cause eruptions of belly laughs throughout the evening.

Get your tickets here.


Saturday 21 January / Saturday 28 January 2023 | Opera North, Grand Theatre

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Opera North is preparing to breathe new life into the classic operatic performance of Puccini’s Tosca in the coming weeks- and it’s going to be an incredible experience. The operatic performance has been loved for over 100 years, but this month there’s two opportunities to see the Opera North’s 2023 version in person.

Find out more here.


Saturday 21 January / Saturday 28 January 2023 | O2 Academy, Millennium Square

Bringing back Saturday nights in the Academy for the new year, one of the North’s leading events is back and still going strong after 10 years of production. The event is known to have ‘the killer combination of unparalleled production, performers, resident DJs and very special guests’.

Tickets cost £5.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Get tickets for Projekt here.

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