The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 15 – 21 January 2024

What a week!

We’re in for another wintery week, and there’s so much to be getting up to.

2024 is already well underway now, and while many see January as a month of rest and relaxation following the hustle and bustle of the festive season, Leeds’ social calendar still has a wide range of events and activities you can be getting up to over the next couple of weeks.

Take a look at our top picks for the week.

Oliver! At Leeds Playhouse 

Until 27 January 2024 | Leeds Playhouse, Quarry Hill

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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.

Boozy Brushes, Landscape Paint Party at Canal Club

Thursday 11 January 2024 | Canal Club

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.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2024 | Leeds Grand Theatre

Peter Pan and a fairy.
Image: Pamela Raith Photography

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.

Fu Express Lunch

Monday 15 – Friday 19 January | The Headrow

Leeds’ grooviest ramen bar House of Fu are coming in hot with their January deals, and if you’re looking to slurp some seriously good noodles then this is the spot for you. ⁠

From 11:30am – 3pm on weekdays, you can get involved in the ‘Fu Express Lunch’ and chow down on any ramen or rice bowl for just a tenner… what a bargain. ⁠

50% off lunches at The Olive Tree 

Monday 15 – Friday 19 January 2024 | 8 South Parade 

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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.

Vue Cinemas Blue Monday

All week | Various locations

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Vue Cinemas across the UK are screening loads of beloved comedy films to make people smile on ‘Blue Monday’. 

The cinema says it’s aiming to “spread some joy and laughter” by bringing back some of the nation’s favourite comedies and feel-good musicals and sticking them up on the big screen to help alleviate those so-called January blues. This means that, each week for the next four weeks, you can catch iconic flicks such as Mrs Doubtfire, The Devil Wears PradaMamma Mia!, and more.

Read more: Vue Cinemas are screening loads of classic comedies to cheer us up on Blue Monday – and tickets are just £5

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