Independent Venue Week: Lending Room @ The Library, Leeds

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As part of our series featuring venues involved in Independent Venue Week (Jan 23-29), Sheggs is covering a bunch of the Yorkshire locations…

Name: Lending Room @ The Library

Address: 229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP


Date Founded: 2009

Capacity: 200

Brief History: The Library itself is a Grade 1 listed building and if you have ever had the chance to go you will realize why. It’s a beautiful building which encourages a beautiful atmosphere. Although the building has stood for over 100 years it has only in the past 8 years or so established itself as a gig venue, hosting only bands of the highest quality. The bar itself is often the preferred after show pub for gigs at the nearby Leeds University also.

Personal Experience: Everything about the Library is great. The actual building itself is awe inspiring. The gig venue is great, gets a lot of people in and generally has a real feel good attitude. The line ups are second to none. Another venue I had the pleasure of playing and one that has always stood out for me.

Notable Acts Played Here: Alt J, Vessels, Allusondrugs

Highlights Coming Up: Dusk 27th Jan, Bring The Wolf 3rd March

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