About us

We are Left Bank. A place for connection, art, gigs, workshops and festivals — for everyone to enjoy.
Situated in the heart of Burley, LS6, we're the home of an evolving programme of projects, initiatives and creative events.

Our café-bar is open every day and has become a meeting spot for locals, freelancers and families as well as an expanding network of artists, innovators and makers.

Whether you want to meet friends, learn new skills, work remotely in an inspiring environment, attend one of our events or just grab a coffee on the way to work — we’re here for you.

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meet the team

Sue Jennings
Director
Sam Gundelfinger
Hospitality Consultant
Jo Reed
Marketing Manager
Steve Corbridge
Site Manager

Our history

Left Bank Leeds began as St. Margaret's Church — built in 1907 and paid for through the efforts of the local community. Home to an Anglican congregation for 85 years, the church closed in 1995 after the building became too difficult to manage. In 2002 a charity, now known as Left Bank Charitable Trust, was set up to reinvent the space as an events and arts venue; Left Bank Leeds was born.

Left Bank Leeds CIC was launched in 2015 to bring the charity's vision for the space to life. In 2019 a new Directorship took the lead, refocussing Left Bank Leeds CIC to create an environment where smaller organisations and individuals can develop their ideas & creative practice; growing new income streams and audiences for their work as well as a welcoming and inspiring space for the community to enjoy.

Left Bank Leeds has since become a venue for artistic and community initiatives, with a flourishing pastiche of workshops, exhibitions, events and more. Responding to the pandemic and a shift in purpose, Left Bank Leeds aims to be a genuinely community-led space, focused on developing opportunities and shared creativity through affordable and accessible space.

The future of Left Bank Leeds in 2021 and beyond belongs to all those who experiment, socialise, teach, share and perform within its walls.