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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from 15 June


In order to protect the safety and well-being of our audiences and staff as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Leeds; to stay at home as much as possible to control the virus and save lives, our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.


These include the Leeds Food & Drink Festival, 80s Classical, Club Classical Anthems, Raiders Of The Lost Ark In Concert, One Night Under The Stars, Salute to Reggae, Will Young & James Morrison, The Popworld Festival, the Brutus Gold's Love Train and the Leeds Ska & Mod Festival. 


If you have bought tickets to any of our events, a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 4pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that every ticket holder will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.  


Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we’ll continue to share content on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.


Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.


Keep safe & well.


With kind regards


Leeds Arts, Events & Venues team


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THOR’S TIPI is back! posted 08 Oct 2019

THOR’S TIPI is back!

THOR’S tipi bar makes a welcome return to Leeds city centre this November, running from
Saturday 16th November right through until 1st January 2020.

Visited by over 50,000 people last year, the ever popular and highly-acclaimed attraction plays on
Yorkshire’s Viking heritage and is now a firm fixture of the Christmas offering in the city.

“Mulled wine, log fires, hot cocoa….what’s not to love?” Secret London

From 12:00pm on Saturday 16th November on Victoria Gardens, THOR’S tipi bar will once again
open its doors and provide a cosy winter retreat for Christmas shoppers, weary workers, visitors
and families alike.

Two linked canvas tipis will form the bar, festooned with lighting and decked out with wooden
tables and benches, cosy furs and an open fire pit, around which customers can soak up the Viking
hygge. The outdoor area has been given a new look with more seating enabling patrons to soak
up the festive atmosphere whilst watching the hustle and bustle around them.


A brand-new drinks menu truly offers something for everyone. Hot and cold cocktails with a
Christmas twist, beers from around the world and local ales and stouts are just a few of the new
items on the menu. An extensive wine list, soft drinks and a non-alcoholic selection can also be
discovered whilst festive favourites such as mulled wine and hot chocolate will ensure there is
something to warm everyone's cockles. Teas and coffees are also available to revive busy

Leeds’s favourite street food vendors, The Mussel Pot, will be returning, bringing an exciting new
menu to the event including sumptuous treats such as dirty fries, burgers and their famous


Christmas party bookings will also be making a welcome return to the tipi bar following an
overwhelming number of requests. Details of the packages on offer can be found by emailing or
calling the booking number.

Amanda Monaghan, Co-Founder of THOR’s, said "Returning to Leeds for the fourth year means a
lot to us and so we have worked hard to bring an exciting new menu and to bring back Christmas
party bookings to give our customers the best experience. Friends, families and even dogs are
welcome under the twinkling canvas. With our new menu, our friendly team and the roaring log
fire, we truly are Christmas in a cup!”

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “For the last three years THOR’S tipi
bar has really added to the Christmas buzz in Leeds, giving people a chance to come together to
soak up the festive atmosphere, so it’s great to see such a popular event returning to Victoria
Gardens this year.

As always, we have a vibrant and exciting programme of events and activities over Christmas time
and we’re really looking forward to welcoming families and visitors to celebrate with us once

In addition to Leeds, THOR’S tipi bars will be popping up in York, Sheffield, Lincoln, Nottingham
and London over the Christmas season.

THOR’S tipi bar will be open from 12pm to 10pm daily from 16th November through to 1st January 2020 (closed Christmas Day). For party bookings and further details email conquer@thorstipi.com
or call 01904 373025.

Website: www.thorstipi.com
Facebook: @THORStipi
Twitter: @THORStipi #THORStipi
Instagram: @thorstipi #thorstipi