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.
Originated by artists, and established by the charity Project Space Leeds, artists remain at the centre of everything we do. Proudly investing in new and emerging artists to create work, we fulfil a vital role within the Leeds art scene, offering a significant public platform alongside outstanding national and international work, often presented in the UK for the first time.
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.
The Tetley Sun Terrace, 2018. Photo Helena Dolby. Courtesy The Tetley
Simeon Barlcay, Look No Hands (detail), 2018. Photo Jules Lister. Courtesy the artist and The Tetley