The Cockpit Leeds

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The Cockpit Leeds
LS1 4AG Leeds

Venue information

History of The Cockpit

The Cockpit is an independently run live music and club venue in the heart of Leeds City Centre managed by locally based promoters Futuresound Music. The venue is built underneath a series of three railway arches, giving the venue its distinctive curved ceilings.

The Cockpit opened in 1994 and was previously called The Cock of the North pub. The alternative live music venue was set up by Colin Oliver (still the main band promoter and owner at The Cockpit), while Richard Todd (who joined him a few months later) took charge of our alternative club nights and began the now legendary club, Brighton Beach.

Since opening in 1994, the Cockpit has attracted some of the biggest names in music to Leeds and has remained dedicated to seeking out the most exciting new bands at the very start of their careers. In the last 15 years we've seen Coldplay, The White Stripes, Amy Winehouse, Queens of the Stoneage, Flaming Lips, The Libertines, Mars Volta, My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco, The Hives, Elastica, Les Savy Fav, The Killers, At The Drive In, Fall Out Boy, Hot Chip and Bloc Party amongst many, many others take to the Cockpit stages for truly legendary performances.

Gigs take place on our three stages most nights of the week showcasing bands from the Leeds music scene to an international level. Club nights follow the live music on Tuesdays to Saturdays where you'll hear Indie, Rock, Electro, Guitars, Metal, Skate-Punk and much more. To receive all the latest live confirmations, information, competitions and much more join our mailing list below.

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The Cockpit Leeds
3 (1 Rating)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

fayet16, 01/10/12
Tracer (01/10/12) - Left speechless!
I became a fan of Tracer last October when I saw them support Royal Republic, since then they have some in leaps and bounds. This tour I went all out and booked four consecutive nights ... each night I was left totally speechless by how fantastic they are. They put so much into their performance, and the Leeds show left Mike with some blood shed after managing to gouge a hole in his finger from his guitar. But he carried on through the remainder of the set - true R&R! To top things off they are three amazing guys to chat too, have alot of time for their fans and all have great senses of humour. GO SEE TRACER
Address: The Cockpit
Swinegate, LS1 4AG Leeds
Public transport
The Leeds Cockpit is located about 5 minutes walk from Leeds train station. Leaving the station, head onto New Station Street and follow the road around to the right. The venue is under the railway arch.

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There is no parking available at the venue. There is, however, an NCP carpark beside the venue.


There is a disabled ramp for entry to The Cockpit and a disabled toilet inside The Cockpit.