Nightlife set for a boost with £2m destination to launch in early 2024

The Leeds’ nightlife scene is set for a new attraction thanks to a £2m investment in one of the city’s most prominent entertainment venues.

The site once occupied by Tiger Tiger in The Light on Albion Street, is currently undergoing a refurbishment, with two distinctive venues opening in early 2024. 

Carousel will be on the ground floor, fronting out onto Albion Street. The bar will seek to bring a chilled experience to the area during the day, combining quality food and drinks with a games arcade experience.

In the early evening, live music and DJ sets will take the tempo up to ensure there is something for everyone. 

The site will also host Home Nightclub, a new multi-room club offer, aiming to become Leeds’ new favourite late night party destination with DJs, a focus on the highest levels of production and VIP experiences for special occasions.

The Home brand launched in Lincoln in 2011 and over the years has hosted some of the city’s most memorable nights out, including headline sets from performers such as James Hype, Tom Zanetti, Wes Nelson, Basshunter, Nathan Dawe and Scott Mills.

Alongside this, the club is known for a diverse range of events, including themed student parties, live music festivals, rave bingo, corporate events and more. 

It is expected the two venues will create 100 jobs, with work having already begun to completely transform this part of The Light. 

Managing director, John O’Donoghue, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening our newest venture in Leeds, it’s a great city and was my home for many years.

“The Light is such an iconic building and the perfect location for the combination of offers we are creating there.

“This will be the first time in over 20 years something completely new and original has been brought to this great space in The Light and we are looking forward to feedback from both former and new customers.

“Leeds is vibrant and independent; and already has some outstanding leisure and hospitality businesses in the city centre; giving both locals and visitor a warm welcome and a great experience.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to complement all that hard work and quality with our own brand of fun and entertainment in such a flagship development.”