Leeds University Union is the home of Leeds’ most iconic and legendary gig venue – the Refectory where classic album ‘The Who Live In Leeds’ was recorded… and also the award-winning club & live venue Stylus, with the finest PA & lighting systems in Leeds!
Our four music venues host a vast range of club nights and live events throughout the year, including gigs from the next big thing up to established acts, multi-stage festivals such as Damnation and Live at Leeds, and some of the UK’s biggest and best regular club nights.
The lower-ground level of Leeds University Union holds a suite of three award-winning venues, in use throughout the year for a wide range of club and live shows. Our three clubs combine together to hold 2000 ravers for some of the UK’s leading nights including the Friday student night institution Fruity, or can be used separately as needed for club nights and live music shows.
Recent visitors to the stages and DJ booths in our clubs include Labrinth, Alt-J, Rizzle Kicks, Billy Bragg, Disclosure, The xx, Ed Sheeran and Bastille.
The 2100 capacity Refectory has played host to the most important acts around since the late 1960’s, including Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, The Clash, The Killers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Ian Brown and Basement Jaxx.
Perhaps the most famous live recording ever made, The Who Live in Leeds, was recorded in The Refectory, and The Who returned again to commemorate 25 years since the recording in 2006.
Today the Refectory is still a popular and much loved concert venue and hosts the main stage for festivals held at LUU such as The Leeds Ball, Live at Leeds and Damnation Festival.
All of our shows and club nights are open to non-students as well as students, and most of our live music gigs are open to all ages. Please check the venue event information & the LUU Terms and Conditions prior to purchase of your ticket.