Nestled in the heart of Leeds city centre, Opera North offers captivating and inspiring event spaces.

Spaces include the Howard Assembly Room. A beautifully restored former cinema boasting spectacular architecture.

Also available is our award-winning  restaurant Kino and multiple versatile studios.

A beautiful column free space that can be set in multiple seating formats for up to 330 seated or 350 standing delegates. The auditorium is the perfect environment to inspire and bring people together.

Whether a conference, meeting, exhibition, or seminar we will support you to creatively express your identity and culture. Bar facilities are available, and our team can create a bespoke dining experience for your guests.

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All catering is provided by our restaurant Kino, 2024 Oliver Awards winner for Sustainability. Presenting the very best in locally sourced independent cuisine.

Our head chef is Josh Whitehead, former MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist, whose memorable dishes make the most of the incredible produce available in our region.

Work with our in-house team to ensure your gala dinner, banquet, or luxury private dining event is an extraordinary experience.


Guests can enjoy exceptional locally sourced beers and wines delivered by the Howard Assembly Room service team against the backdrop of our inspiring auditorium.

Enhance your reception or networking event with a selection of the most unique canapés in the region.

Engage your audience with entertainment through Opera North’s rich and diverse cultural connections.

Our highly skilled technical team can support you with every aspect of performance & recording. Drawing on a vast array of in-house audio, visual and lighting equipment the auditorium is the perfect flexible performance space.

Our dynamic film team can record your event or stream it directly to an online platform. Offering several packages including single camera positions to multiple complex livestreams.

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Close to the Howard Assembly Room are Opera North’s purpose-built studios.

The Linacre, Harewood and Mantle Studios are large-scale spaces specifically designed for rehearsal and performance.

The Bramall Education suite with a dedicated breakout room is perfect for smaller workshops, classes, and educational activity. With a state-of-the-art audio-visual projection system, it is the perfect space to nurture creative activity.

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From a simple event to complex admission our dedicated Box Office team can support you with all your ticketing needs.

Behind the scenes our team will create your event, host online and keep you updated as sales progress.

On the day a team of box office staff will support you and your guests on their journey to your event.

Work with us to reach your audience.

Opera North’s marketing team can provide a range of marketing tools to support you in engaging your audience.

The Howard Assembly Room is a fully accessible venue space located in the very heart of Leeds city centre.

Leeds bus station is a 10-minute walk and Leeds train station a 15-minute walk away.

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As a company with a global outlook, we believe it is our responsibility to put environmental thinking and action at the centre of what we do.

We aim to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 and inspire wider change towards a more sustainable future.

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Supporting Opera North

By using our spaces, you are directly supporting Opera North to create extraordinary experiences every day.

As a registered charity Opera North uses music and opera to entertain, engage, educate, challenge, and inspire.

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