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Sat 20 Jul 2024
Leeds Tequila Festival 2024
Food & Drink
Adults only

For the last two Summers, we have had the opportunity to showcase a new area of spirits for us - one we’ve always wanted to shout about, and we are thrilled to be continuing this for a third year. Fun and education are at the heart of what we do at Studio Events, so we were so delighted to see how receptive people were to the world of tequila.

Tequila and other Mexican spirits such as Mezcal and Sotol have never been more available than they have today with it being the second highest selling spirit in the US in 2023! Whether you have just discovered the world of agave or simply enjoy a delicious margarita, Leeds Tequila Festival has something for all levels of interest.

In July 2024, we are bringing together some of the most exciting Mexican brands and their ambassadors to give you insight into these excellent liquids. Keep checking our social channels and this page for updates.

For 2024 we also have a new home. The Howard Assembly Room is Opera North's historic "hidden gem" within the Leeds Grand Theatre. The original Victorian performance space, which has recently been restored to its former grandeur, with original impressive stained-glass windows and barrel-vaulted ceiling, has been regenerated to present a modern and contemporary feel.

Included in your ticket will be:

Tequila and Mexican spirits - all samples - from over 50 different brands. A wide range of tequilas, mezcals and other Mexican liquids such as Sotol

Exclusive Masterclasses – hosting a series of interactive discussions about the category

DJs from Released Records creating the perfect atmosphere

You will also have access to….

The Latitude bottle shop – selling exclusive and rare products to take home

Howard Assembly Room bar – featuring discounted tequila cocktails alongside an accessible selection of beers, wines and softs

Bespoke Food offering curated by Kino's Head Chef, former MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist Josh Whitehead

Howard Assembly Room

46 New Briggate
United Kingdom

53.799866, -1.540931

    Sat 20 Jul 2024
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    Sat 20 Jul 2024
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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    Where is Howard Assembly Room and how do I get there?

    You can find the location and travel info here


    Where can I find parking and cycle bays?

    You can find more info on the venue’s website here


    How accessible is Howard Assembly Room?

    You can find their access information here


    I’ve never been to a spirit festival before. What should I expect?

    When you arrive there will be the main tasting room with several stands. Each stand will be operated by knowledgeable ambassadors and experts so we encourage you to ask questions! Slightly aside from the main area will be some seating, food vendors and a bar if you need a break.


    Do I need to know a lot about tequila?

    Absolutely not! There are plenty of different styles and experts to help you find the right tequila for you. This is a great way to understand the category as a whole.


    What exactly is a ‘sample’ of tequila?

    A sample is around 10ml of liquid. Remember there will be plenty on offer, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!


    Is there water available?

    All guests receive bottled water upon entry. Tap and bottled water are available from Howard Assembly Room Bar. We encourage you to remain hydrated.


    What do I need to bring with me?

    Just your QR/bar code that comes with your e-ticket. It will be scanned upon entry, so have a printout, or it ready on your phone.


    Will there be food available?

    Howard Assembly Room will be serving up delicious Mexican inspired food created by Kino's Head Chef, former MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist Josh Whitehead.


    What is a masterclass?

    Our masterclasses are a chance to get a more in-depth talk from the brands. All of them cover different topics and a range of styles. A timetable will be published nearer to the event. The masterclasses will take place in the private dining room, a lift is available.


    Do the masterclass cost extra?

    No, they are included in the ticket price but are only available to a limited number of guests.


    Do I have to book the masterclasses?

    Our masterclasses are first come first served and only host approximately 20 people. Please make sure you queue at least 15 minutes before the class starts to avoid disappointment.


    Are there just spirits available?

    We also have the Howard Assembly Room Bar serving beer, wine and Mexican cocktails.

    • There are two wheelchair spaces, but this can be increased if more are required.
    • You can access the venue through the new Howard Assembly Room foyer on New Briggate.
    • There is a platform lift to get into the atrium and a front of house lift which goes to all floors (number 2 for Stalls, number 3 for Gallery).
    • Two Wheelchair accessible toilets are available on Level 1 of the Howard Assembly Room.
    • Support dogs are welcome in the venue and can be looked after on request.
    • For parking information and how to get to the Howard Assembly Room visit the Howard Assembly Room Access page.
    • Read or listen to our guide notes for getting to and around the Howard Assembly Room.
    • Watch a short video to give you an idea of what to expect the first time you visit the Howard Assembly Room.
    Wheelchair access
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