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Leeds University Union

The Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University Union, is located in the heart of the Leeds University campus – just a 15 minute walk from Hyde Park and Leeds City Centre.

Open to absolutely everyone, Leeds University Union delivers a public programme of activity events throughout the year – from concerts and conferences, to large scale festivals. Whether you're currently a student, or were one many years ago, you're very welcome in the building.

From the main entrance, the Pyramid Theatre is located towards the very bottom of the Union building. Hyde Park Picture House staff and volunteers will also be on hand at the Union's main entrance to point you in the right direction.

Detailed venue information can be found via the LUU website.

Address: Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ

Tel: 0113 3801 400

Film screenings & ticket prices

Films showing at the Leeds University Union are part of our Picture House Presents strand. Head to the Picture House Presents page to see which films are showing and when.

Picture House Presents ticket prices:

Full price£8.80
Children 14 & under£6.00

*seniors (60+), students, unwaged, living with a disability, Leeds Card holder

We are also offering £5 tickets for 16-25 Members. Joining this membership is FREE. For more details and to sign-up, visit the 16-25 Membership page.

NB - Due to Covid safety, we are currently operating a cashless box office.


What we’re doing to keep you safe:

» Reduced capacity (75%)

» Card-payments only.

» Contactless ticket checking.

» Hand-sanitiser available near the entrance.

» Staff will be wearing all required PPE.

» Pre-order your drinks with your ticket & collect on arrival.

We're also encouraging you to:

» Wear a face mask when entering and leaving the screening.

» Have your e-ticket on your device, or print it at home & have it to hand.

» Keep a safe distance from others when moving around the building.

» If you have COVID symptoms do not attend (we are happy to offer refunds/exchanges on tickets).

Update on seating arrangements:

From this April, tickets at Leeds University Union will be sold on an unreserved and unallocated basis, meaning audiences will be free to sit wherever they like when they arrive.

This change is largely in response to feedback you’ve provided, and will make it easier for audiences to find a seat in an area they feel most comfortable with, rather having to remain in a predetermined spot. It will also mean a better experience for anyone wanting to attend in a group of three or more, as the previous seating arrangement often meant groups weren’t able to sit together.

We will continue to encourage all audiences to be considerate of one another, and to leave plenty of room next to those they don’t know.

We will be regularly reviewing our safety procedures and updating this page should anything change.


There is step-free access to the Union's main entrance. The Union building has step-free access via a ramped entrance at the front of the building.. The Union building has step-free access via a ramped entrance at the front of the building. A lift is available from the main foyer to the Pyramid Theatre Screening room, where there are two dedicated wheelchair spaces. These can be booked in advance online, or by calling the box office on 0113 275 2045.


The Pyramid Theatre has its own dedicated bar selling a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as snacks including sweets and popcorn.

Currently, refreshments at the bar can only be pre-ordered when you purchase your tickets. These will then be available to collect at the bar as you arrive.

We hope to be able to resume sales at the bar itself later in the summer.

Getting There

By walking & cycling:

The Union Building is in the centre of the main University of Leeds campus. It is a 20-30 minute walk from Leeds city centre and is well sign-posted. There are also bike racks by the Union Building to lock your bike.

Here is a campus map if you require help finding Leeds University Union on campus. The Union building is marked as No 32.

By Train, Bike, or Bus:

A number of bus services run from the city centre to the Parkinson Building. Take bus numbers 1, 6, 28, 56, or 97. Ask for the “Parkinson steps” bus stop.

By Car:

Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff and visitors to walk or cycle where possible.

Outside core parking hours (7am to 5pm Monday to Friday), the orange zone visitor car parks are open to the public, and you can pay at a pay station before you leave.

More details of visitor Parking is available here.

Please note – additional Blue Badge parking is available on Campus – around 500 metres away, within the Leeds University Multi-storey car park should the spaces by the Union be unavailable. Additional spaces are also provided off-Campus at the Woodhouse Lane Multi-storey.

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