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The Tetley

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. From the heart of Leeds’ South Bank, we create a platform for amazing emerging artists, present breathtaking free exhibitions and help communities and young people in Leeds find their creative voice.

Our 1930s building was transformed in 2013 to house unique gallery spaces, a learning studio for our award-winning participation programme, an artist residency studio, offices for creative businesses, a busy Bar & Kitchen and welcoming spaces for meetings and events, from performances and parties, to conferences and meetings.

For artists, we are mentors and champions, providing support, investment and development time and space. To the public and our communities, we are a destination to explore new and exciting works, enjoy great food and take part in workshops, talks and events.

Over 120,000 people each year visit the Tetley to discover, create, relax and learn and we believe that everyone deserves to explore their cultural potential no matter their economic background, from messy play workshops for the under-fives, to professional artists at a pivotal point of their career.

The Tetley is supported by Arts Council England, Carlsberg UK, Leeds City Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.

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The Tetley is an Arts Award Centre and Artsmark Partner (

The Tetley will support a school groups or individuals achieve a range of Arts Award from Discover upwards.

Film, photography & digital, Visual Arts
Appropriate Age Range
Appropriate Key Stage Range
Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, SEND, FE
Working Across
Kirklees, Leeds
Community Settings, Mainstream Schools, Nurseries, Pupil Referral Unit, Special Schools, Youth Offending Team
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