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Welcome to Leeds’s Premier Events Venue – Aspire – the perfect combination of rich and opulent Victorian architecture with modern day comforts, technology and facilities. It really does have it all. Spaces that will wow your guests, inspire your team, and create lasting memories.

Previously the Yorkshire Penny Bank built on a site of the Infirmary in Leeds City Centre, this grand building is now home to this unique events venue purely designed and equipped with everything imaginable, from food and drink to lighting and décor, to create amazing events. Dedicated events managers will coordinate and plan the logistics and all the details alongside you ensuring everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

From as little as 4 people up to 700 guests can be accommodated here. The largest space, the grand Banking Hall features a mezzanine, high ceilings with chandeliers and beautiful details such as mosaic tiling and antique mirrored pillars. It has 2 bars and not to mention an original banking safety deposit vault! The mezzanine itself can be hired for parties and celebrations. Other rooms include the Directors Office, Directors Boardroom and Ledger Suite, cozy Victorian study themed rooms ideal for a board meeting or private lunch. For a more modern feel the bright and airy Sterling Suite is ideal for examinations, large conferences and seminars.

With so much to choose from and in such beautiful surroundings Aspire will certainly not disappoint. Aspire is walking distance from the railway station and only 8 miles from Leeds/Bradford Airport.

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Venue Aspire
Capacity 700 guests
Address 2 Infirmary Street
West Yorkshire
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (1)

The Banking Hall - Aspire

The Banking Hall

  • Max Capacity: 700
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    This is a magnificent ground floor open space with many impressive features including an impressively high chandeliered ceiling with state of the art fully colour controlled sophisticated lighting to create the exact mood required along with comfort controlled heating and cooling system, the room also boasts 5 25 foot arched windows, oak parquet flooring with surrounding marble mosaic tiling, antique glass mirrored pillars with built–in lights and not forgetting an original bank safety deposit vault.


    • Reception: 700
    • Theatre: 300
    • Banqueting: 300
    • Dinner & Dance: 260
    • Cabaret: 210
    • Classroom: 130
    • Boardroom: 60
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Venue Features (11)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access