The Howard Assembly Room, is Opera North’s historic “hidden gem” concert hall within Leeds Grand Theatre.

The beautifully restored 300 capacity venue is available for hire for conferences, exhibitions, as a rehearsal space, wedding receptions, award ceremonies and more. Basic hire rates for a 3.5 hour public event start from just £3,600 + VAT. The venue also has a number of catering options to enhance your use. To enquire about private hire of the venue, please complete the Booking Form further down this page. You can also use the calendar to see whether the venue is available on the dates you are interested in.


If the venue is busy at a specific time on a day it is unbookable for the entirety of that day.

Photos of the space

Technical Specification

Technical Specification

The Howard Assembly Room at Opera North is a multi-purpose, fully flexible performance venue with adjustable staging and seating.

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How to get to the Howard Assembly Room, steps and seating, wheelchair spaces, toilets, support animals and more.

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