Queens Hall, Leeds

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Queens Hall was a concert and exhibition venue located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was originally a tram and then a bus depot and had latterly became a venue hosting events such as the Ideal Home Exhibition and the 1981, 1982, 1988 and 1989 Great British Beer Festival, flea markets, travelling fairs and concerts.

Queens Hall at the Leodis photographic archive: http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2011127_173011

Bands and musicians to have performed at the Queens Hall have included the following acts:

The hall was a popular venue amongst students and the townspeople of Leeds. Motörhead complained about the acoustics, and it was uncomfortably cold in winter, with ice forming on the retained tramlines. The Queens Hall was demolished in 1989 and the site is now mostly used as a surface level car park with redevelopment taking place on part of the site for a multi-storey car park with ground floor restaurant and an office building for BT. Proposals for the redevelopment of the rest of the former Queens Hall site have been ongoing since the 1990s with failed proposals including those from 1995 for an office building designed by Norman Foster for Royal London Insurance and a latter proposal in 2004 for two skyscrapers to be named Criterion Place designed by SimpsonHaugh and Partners to be developed by Simons Estates. Neither of these proposals went to fruition but there are plans to complete the redevelopment of the former Queens Hall site in the near future. The Leeds Arena opened in 2013 became a new concert venue in Leeds.

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Coordinates: 53°47′38″N 1°32′37″W / 53.7940°N 1.5436°W / 53.7940; -1.5436