The best things to do in Leeds this month | January 2023

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It’s back to the daily grind for most of us- but that doesn’t mean January needs to be boring.

January is full of exciting offers around the city centre, not to mention the HALF PRICE food and drink savings available, new openings from Doh’hut, an operatic performance like no other from Opera North and the opportunity to see the likes of Lewis Capaldi and The 1975 take over the First Direct Arena.

So here’s what to check out this month- it’s well worth braving it out in the cold for.

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.

Things In Bread Opening

Friday 6 January 2023 | Boar Lane, Leeds city centre

Image: Things In Bread

The people behind sweet treat favourite Doh’hut are opening a store dedicated to sarnies. Named ‘Things in Bread’, the owners of Doh’hut will be transforming what was once the Nicholas Deakin store on Boar Lane into a dedicated sandwich store.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Doh’hut said to expect “Classic Proper British Sandwiches , Egg & Cress, BLT , Ham and Cheese & loads more…. sounds basic while I’m writing this but I promise you these sandwiches are anything but! If you’ve had our sandwiches you know we do them right & so excited to finally have the space to do them better than ever. Made to order & bread baked fresh every day! Works begin asap and hope to get open as soon as we can!”

Find out more here.

The Awakening for Leeds2023

Saturday 7 January 2023, 5:30pm – 7pm | Headingley Stadium

Kicking off the ‘year of culture’ in Leeds, The Awakening is all about our cultural past, present and future. The event will see live performances to Corinne Bailey Eaw, Simon Armitage and LYR, The Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, Graft, Inder Goldfinger, Testament, Hope and Social, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Denmarc Creary, George Webster and more, all hosted by Gabby Logan and Sanchez Payne.

Find out more here.

Paint Leeds!

Thursday 12 January 2023 | Northern Monk Refectory, Holbeck

Image: Skiddle

Paint your way through Thursday night and create your own version of Andrew Sales’s Van Gogh-inspired Starry Night over Leeds. Painting in blue and green, it’s an opportunity to unleash your creative side with a glass of wine in one hand and paint brush in the other.

Find out more here.

£25 Bottomless Roast Dinner

Every Sunday throughout January | Neighbourhood, Greek Street

Every Sunday for a full 90 minutes enjoy bottomless Prosecco, gin, pink gin, vodka, rum, seasonal cocktails and beer with your roast. Now that’s what we call a Sunday Funday Neighbourhood.

Choose from Roast Topside Beef, Roast Chicken Breast or Zucchini & Cashew Bake with roast potatoes, mash potatoes, a huge Yorkshire pudding, parsnips, carrots, cabbage and the best part – bottomless gravy.

Plus you can use the link in on our Instagram page to book for only £25pp – Available every Sunday until 29th Jan 2023.

Find out more here.

Lewis Capaldi Live

Saturday 14 January 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds city centre

What: The Scottish singer will be tackling a massive 31-date arena tour, including a night at the First Direct Arena in January. He also confirmed a new album is finally on the way, with Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent set for release on 19 May 2023. The Someone You Loved songwriter recently made his long-awaited return to music with the release of single Forget Me, which marked his third UK number one.

Find out more here.


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

Image: Richard H Smith

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.

Wedding Showcase

Saturday 21 January 2023 | The Faversham, Woodhouse

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.

Find out more here.

The 1975 Live

Monday 23 January 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds city centre

The 1975. Credit: Samuel Bradley

Social media has been awash with videos from The 1975’s tour so far (notably Matty Healy’s autotune) and it’s not long until we get to see their At Their Very Best tour for ourselves. They’ll be going right across the country and tickets are still available from £46.50 at See Tickets.

Find out more here.

Burns Night Supper Club

Wednesday 25 January 2022 from 6pm | Ox Club, The Headrow

Image: Ox Club

Bringing back the special six course tasting menu for eighth year in a row. There’s tables all night long from 5pm – 10pm but booking is advised as this one is going to sell out fast. Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide have already given their blessing to the restaurant’s dishes, so we’re certain the quality will be worth the £65 price tag.

Find out more here.

Feature Image- Ox Club / Things in Bread / The Faversham

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