NSCD & Riley Theatre join #LeedsSaysThanks - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Saturday 23rd May 2020, 3:02pm NSCD & Riley Theatre join #LeedsSaysThanks

Co-ordinated by Leeds City Council, a scheme has been set up to provide thousands of free tickets, discounts and special events for NHS and frontline workers across the city as a special thanks for their enormous efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far, 68 of Leeds’ cultural and sporting organisations have joined the scheme including first direct arena, Henry Moore Institute and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

Several other local businesses and organisations have also pledged to thank frontline workers including theatres, museums, cinemas, festivals and galleries.

Although their turnstiles, stages and screens remain quiet at the moment, when it is safe to reopen, thousands of offers will be made available for NHS and frontline workers to take advantage of.

To access these special offers from the organisations listed below, frontline workers will need to keep an eye out on social media for the hashtag #LeedsSaysThanks.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, said:

“In Leeds we have such a fantastically diverse and colourful cultural scene which unfortunately has been hard hit by the pandemic. However I know that when things start to go back to normal and doors begin to reopen, there will be an array of events, shows and exciting sporting fixtures to look ahead to.

“It is brilliant to see so many local businesses and organisations getting involved with the scheme, and I really hope that these special offers will give NHS and frontline workers something to look forward to. I’d like to once again offer my thanks and appreciation to each and every one of them for their truly heroic response to the crisis.”

The businesses, organisations, events and venues which have joined the scheme so far are as follows:

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

Belgrave Music Hall

Brudenell Social Club

Headrow House

Water Lane Boathouse

Bramley Baths

Chapel FM Arts Centre

first direct arena

Harewood House Trust

Henry Moore Institute

Hyde Park Book Club

Eiger Studios

Hyde Park Picture House

Invisible Flock

Jazz Leeds

Leeds 2023

Leeds Arts University

Active Leeds: All 17 Leisure Centres from Aireborough to Wetherby

Leeds International Concert Season

Leeds International Film Festival & Young Peoples Film Festival

Light Night

Kirkstall Abbey & Abbey House Museum

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds City Museum

Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Industrial Museum & Thwaite watermill

Leeds United Football Club

Leeds Rhinos

Lotherton Hall and Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience

Temple Newsam House and Home Farm at Temple Newsam 

Tropical World

Leeds College of Music

Leeds Digital Festival

Leeds Golf Centre 

Leeds International Festival

Leeds International Piano Competition 

Leeds Lieder

Leeds Lit Fest

Leeds Playhouse

Live at Leeds

Slam Dunk


New Citizens

Chow Down

Oktoberfest Leeds

The Garden Party

Northern Ballet

Northern School of Contemporary Dance & Riley Theatre

O2 Academy Leeds

Opera North


Phoenix Dance Theatre

Red Ladder Theatre Company

Royal Armouries Museum

Run for All - organisers of the Leeds 10k and the Leeds Half Marathon

Sheaf St.

Slung Low at The Holbeck

South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk)

The Constitutional, Farsley

The Leeds Library

The Northern Short Story Festival & Leeds Big Bookend

The Tetley

Tour de Yorkshire

Transform festival

tutti frutti productions

Unlimited Theatre

Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Yorkshire Dance