The best things to do in and around Leeds this month | January 2024

Words by Abigail Johnson. / This article contains affiliate links.

New year, New you?

There are lots of things in January in Leeds to get involved with as we jump into 2024. We have collected a number of events, foodie heavens and more that you just can’t miss.

Keep reading to find out all the best things in January in Leeds…

Miles Kane, O2 Academy

Thursday 25 January 2024 | O2 Academy

stage with Miles Kane on it.
Image: The Hoot Leeds

When: Thursday 25 January 2024, from 7pm

Where: 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW

Miles Kane, an artist from Birkenhead, brings his one man band to Leeds, with his almost infectious musical sound. 

Find out more here.

Oliver! At Leeds Playhouse 

Until 27 January 2024 | Leeds Playhouse, Quarry Hill

@thehootleeds You can catch Oliver at Leeds Playhouse until January 🎭 #leeds #visitleeds #leedschristmas #leedscitycentre #oliver #oliverthemusical #theatre #christmasshow #leedsplayhouse ♬ original sound – Thehootleeds

When: Until 27 January 2024, each performance lasts around two hours and 30 minutes 

Where: Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

The sensational musical Oliver! is wowing the Leeds Playhouse with its take on the original musical by Lionel Bart. The musical is in the round stage and helps cultivate a breathtaking performance for all ages that will leave you singing along. 

Find out more here.

New Restaurant Olive Tree Brasserie launches 50% off lunches

gyros wrap and chips with a glass of wine in the background.
Image: The Hoot Leeds
pork meatballs and garlic bread.

When: From Wednesday 3 January, every Sunday – Friday

Where: South Parade, Leeds City Centre

Description: This Mediterranean gem is offering 50% off the lunch menu, perfect for a meal with friends. With a variety of choices from their A La Carte menu there’s foodie options aplenty for any palette; with the likes of pork gyros, mushroom calamari, beef stifado and more.

Find out more here.

Buy one, get one free on bao buns, Mans Market

From Wednesday 3 January | Wellington Street, Leeds City Centre

When: 6pm – 9pm every Wednesday and Thursday

Where: Unit F, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4JJ

It’s like bringing Hong Kong to Leeds when you bite into the pillow-like ‘Man’s Market’s’ Bao Buns with options like Roast Duck, Pulled Sticky Beef Bao, Char Siu and Aubergine Tempura. Guaranteed to make you not want to say bao-bye anytime soon.

Boozy Brushes, Landscape Paint Party at Canal Club

11 and 21 January 2024 | Canal Club

tacos, cocktails and sliders.
Image: The Hoot Leeds
person painting trees.
Image: Paint Party via Skiddle

When: Thursday 11 and Sunday 21 January 2024

Where: Unit 1 and 2, Little Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4ED

A fun light-hearted class taught by a professional artist that values not just skill, but artistry too. With fun, sing your heart out music in the back to help create the atmosphere that will let you socialise and be inspired whilst drinking. 

Find out more here.

Big In 2024 event at Brudenell Social Club

Saturday 27 January 2024 | Brudenell Social Club

band performing on a stage.
Image: Cavie78 via Wikipedia

When: Saturday 27 January 2024, Doors open at 7pm, Event starts at 7.30pm

Where: 33 Queen’s Road, Burley, Leeds LS6 1NY

Brudenell social club is set to host a rock event that showcases some of Leeds’ best upcoming bands. The 1950s decor and fun-loving environment will help to add to the electric atmosphere making it a must see event.

Find out more here.

Yoga Brunch at Left Bank

Image: Unsplash

When: Sunday 7 January 2024, 9am – 11am

Where: Cardigan Road, Burley, Leeds LS6 1LJ

Description: Is your new year’s resolution  to look after yourself? Left Bank will take you on a spiritual journey into physical and mental wellbeing through yoga. After this Frawl, a veggie pop-up, will be serving up a two course vegan and gluten-free menu to completely transform you into a glorious state of spiritual abyss. 

Find out more here.

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Masterclass

plates with arancini and tomatoes.
Image: The Hoot Leeds
three people with makeup on in pink dresses.
Image: Charlotte Tilbury, Buchanan Street via Facebook

When: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Where: Banyan, City Square, Leeds City Centre

Description: Why not transform your look this year by attending the legendary Charlotte Tilbury team’s masterclass? For a night of sophistication and glamor, e class is accompanied by a two course meal and a cocktail at Banyan. 

Find out more here

Mint Warehouse 12th Birthday

Saturday 27 January 2024 | Water Lane

empty venue in mint green colour.
Image: Mint Warehouse via Facebook

When: Saturday 27 January 2024

Where: Aquatite House, Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9UD

Mint Warehouse, renowned for its hypnotic lights and garden parties, has hit its 12th birthday. To celebrate the occasion the event is being headlined by Enzo Siragusa and has some amazing DJs accompanying him. The house tech event will be a great way to two step into the new year. 

Find out more here.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2024 | Leeds Grand Theatre

Peter Pan and a fairy.
Image: Pamela Raith Photography

When: Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2024

Where: Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Inspired by The Play That Goes Wrong, and the BBC TVv show, The Goes Wrong Show this show is cultivated into a hilarious comedy that will leave you laughing throughout. It’s a performance of chaos and technical mishaps, leaving you with the question: What more could go wrong?

Find out more here.

Feature Image – Pamela Raith Photography, Leeds Heritage Theatres

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