We've put together a helpful list of questions and answers about our open-air cinema day, especially for anyone who may not have attended an outdoor screening before or other events at Millennium Square. If you still need to get in touch to ask us something that isn't on here, please email leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk.


As venue owners Leeds City Council aims to provide an accessible and inclusive facility for all events taking place on Millennium Square.

Millennium Square is a city centre outdoor public space built as a hard-standing paved area which follows the natural topography of the surrounding ground levels and slopes down from North to South. The venue is easily accessible from all sides with level / sloped access.

Tickets and Box Office

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How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

Event tickets for film screenings on Millennium Square will be available to purchase online (see our What's On page) or by telephone on 0113 376 0318. Leeds Ticket Hub is open two hours before any show at the Carriageworks Theatre for in person bookings and will be open on the day of screenings.

Can I purchase a ticket on the day?

It’s advisable to purchase all tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment. Any on the day sales will be strictly subject to availability.

Are the film suitable for people of all ages and do children need a ticket?

All persons attending the screenings will need a ticket. Each of the films have a BBFC age rating that can be seen on their film pages. Most films are PG or 12A. All persons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult (18 years and over), unless otherwise stated. The screenings of Girlhood, Amelie and Le haine are rated 15 and therefore only people aged 15 and above can attend, even if with an adult.

Is there a concessionary ticket for disabled people?

Ratatouille, Wonka and Encanto have a flat pricing structure. The other films in the programme have a concessionary ticket that applies to people over 60, students, the unwaged and people with a disability. You do not need to provide proof of disability. If you do require an essential companion ticket please contact Leeds Ticket Hub on 0113 376 0318.

Are there any ticketing conditions and will I be able to get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable and any persons wishing to attend the screenings are advised to read and understand the ticketing conditions. The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission or eject any persons for anti-social or threatening behaviour, actions likely to cause damage or injury, or failure to comply with the reasonable request of the organisers. Entry will also be refused to those that appear to be intoxicated.

Venue and Facilities

What and where is Millennium Square?

Millennium Square is an outdoor public space and bespoke live entertainment venue located within the civic quarter of the city centre. The venue is surrounded by some of the city’s most significant and iconic buildings including; Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds City Museum, Leeds General Infirmary and the Carriageworks Theatre / Electric Press complex.

How do I access the concert arena?

The main entrance / exit gates to the concert arena are located on Cookridge Street (Gate C) adjacent to Leeds City Museum and on Portland Crescent (Gate A).

If I need to leave the concert arena can I get back in?

No, there will be no pass-outs permitted once you are inside the concert arena. In the case of emergencies please contact the stewarding gate supervisor for further help and assistance.

Is seating provided and can I bring a chair and other furniture to the concert?

Yes, chairs will be provided.

What other items can / can’t I bring?

Items that are not allowed inside the arena include (but are not restricted to); alcohol, glass, cans, chairs, portable furniture, large umbrellas, parasols, tents, gazebos, laser pens, air horns, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, barbeques, paper lanterns or any lighting with a naked flame. As an outdoor venue please bear in mind weather conditions can change quickly, so all concert goers should dress appropriately. Umbrellas may obstruct the view of other audience members so waterproof clothing or disposable ponchos should therefore be considered. No illegal substances and/or any items deemed to be a potential weapon or threat to public safety are permitted. Any persons found in possession will be ejected and reported to the police. Please note event stewards will be entitled to search all persons and/or their possessions on entry. Staff will not take any responsibility for any prohibited items.

Are animals permitted within the concert arena?

Only Registered Assistance Dogs will be permitted into the concert arena. For further information see ‘Accessibility’ section below.

Are there plenty of toilet facilities?

Yes, the venue has permanent and additional temporary toilets. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the toilet location and layout of all venue facilities upon entry.

Is there an ATM/cash machine at the event?

No, sorry there are no onsite cash facilities available.

Can I smoke at the event?

As an outdoor venue, smoking is permitted but please be considerate towards other audience members. At fully seated concerts (as advertised) smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes), is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Can I take photos at the concert?

Recreational photography of family, friends and/or scenic views to capture the atmosphere of the concert is permitted other than where other persons attending can be clearly identified as the main focus. Please therefore be respectful to other people’s privacy at all times, or you may be challenged and asked to stop and/or leave. Photography/filming/recording of the copyrighted content of the screen and professional/commercial use is not permitted without prior written authorisation or from Leeds Film. All persons entering the venue consent to any photography/filming/recording as arranged by the promoter/ venue for possible future transmission/publication or promotional purposes. No tripods or other large photography/film equipment may be used, unless by those with written authorisation or media event accreditation from the organisers.

Can I bring food and drink to the concert?

Food and soft drinks will be allowed. Strictly no alcohol and glass will be allowed on site. All soft drinks have their seals in tact. There will be free drinking water on site. There will be a fully licenced bar which can serve alcohol and soft drinks. Please note this bar is cashless (card only). Food trucks will be onsite if you wish to purchase food at the event. These are subject to change and will be updated closer to the event dates if anything changes.

Travel and Transport

How can I travel to and from the venue?

By bus: A number of bus routes pass through the city centre and stop in close proximity to Millennium Square on The Headrow and Woodhouse Lane. For all bus service timetable and further information please contact West Yorkshire Metro on 0113 245 7676 or visit wymetro.com By Rail: Leeds City train station is only a 10 minute walk away from Millennium Square via City Square leading into Park Row and Cookridge Street. For train services and timetable information visit nationalrail.co.uk By Car: A variety of street and secure parking options are available around the Civic Quarter. For further information on city centre parking visit leeds.gov.uk or call parking services on 0113 395 0050.

Is there a pick up/drop off point or a taxi rank?

There are designated taxi ranks located nearby. In order to avoid congestion and access issues on the day, all persons attending are requested not to arrange pick up/drop off directly outside the main gates.