Christmas Menu 2017!!


It’s nearly that time of year again and at The Arch Café we’re already preparing for the Christmas season! This year you can join us for two or three course lunches in the café, festive afternoon tea for two or more and for full Christmas parties in our beautiful Grade II listed building! Our menu is available from the 27th of November onwards!


Fancy a personally and professionally managed office or family Christmas party in a beautiful Grade II listed venue? Look no further! With a fully licensed bar, including; spirits, beers, ciders and local craft ales, a full range of buffet and canapé options, a private event space and audio facilities, the Arch Café is the perfect venue for Christmas events of all sizes! And that’s not all, you can also feel at ease in the knowledge that we source our ingredients locally and responsibly and all our profits go to support the work of Age UK Leeds. Booking your Christmas event here can really help make a difference to the lives of older people in the Leeds area! To enquire about booking please call us on 0113 389 3002 or email for more information!

Click here to view our Christmas Lunch Menu

On The Edge of ME



Thursday October 6th Click here to purchase tickets!

On The Edge of Me explores mental health conditions and survival in the most fiercely competitive job market of all time.

This dark comedy is based on real-life testimonies of people suffering with mental health conditions, and those who have struggled to find a job. The play tackles stereotypes around unemployment, anxiety and depression.

Follow Remi as she embarks on a journey of love to heartbreak, aspirations to disappointment, and elation to anxiety. Experience a play that echoes the struggles of an entire generation with a voice of one actress who represents many.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Cost: £8 – Full £6 – concessions

Afternoon Tea


The Arch Café is an independent social enterprise in one of the best and least known green spaces in Leeds city centre, St John’s Churchyard, Upper Briggate

We are passionate about our food and baking and our Afternoon Tea has been
In the Leeds List’s top 10 Afternoon Teas!

Why not treat yourself and a friend and book yours today for just £22.95 for 2.
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Any profit from the running of the café which is open to customers of all ages goes to Age UK Leeds to contribute to the provision of services for vulnerable older people in Leeds.

Friday May 27th Encore

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An evening of French songs from Piaf to Brel and beyond.
Join the wonderful Maggi Stratford and Daniel Bowater for an evening of classic French chanson with a French inspired menu from The Arch Café – Bar available

Friday May 27th from 6.30pm
Tickets £6 /£4 conc.
Tickets available from the café or

Age UK Christmas concert

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40th Birthday Christmas Concert at St John’s Church, New Briggate, Saturday 5th December, 3pm

Includes appearences by Harry Gration and performances by Tessa Smith, Leeds’s Schools Choir, pop-up choir, plus carols to join in.                                                                             Grandparents and grandkids friendly!

Why not join us for a carol concert in Leeds city centre’s oldest church? Enjoy christmas shopping and then join us for some Christmas fun.

Tickets available from Age UK Leeds and The Arch Cafe, 0113 3893000. £5 adults, £2 children, including hot drink and mince pie. Mulled wine available to purchase. Wrap up in your scarves,and then warm up at 4pm in the Arch Cafe with crafts and cakes.

Tickets also available on eventbrite

Help us fundraise and celebrate 40 years of supporting older people in Leeds.

CINAGE Filmmaking for Active Ageing

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Tuesday December 1st       Free screening at The Arch Café, between 1pm – 3pm

 Age UK in partnership with The Northern Film School invite you to a screening of select shorts films made by older people from Leeds, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia who all took part in the CINAGE Filmmaking for Active Ageing project.  

The short films, made by individuals over 65’s explore many themes and are brimming with creativity and individual insights into ageing. Grab a coffee and slice of delightful cake before settling down for an afternoon of film, discussion and the chance to hear from some of the UK CINAGE participants who made the films on view. There will also be the chance to sign up to the next CINAGE course which starts in January 2016. Further information on the course via

The event will take place @ the Arch Café, Leeds between 1pm – 3pm and entry/refreshments/cake are FREE!!

To book your place email either  Fiona Rotheray – or David Turner – 

The Arch Cafe – Mark Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8JA, 0113 389 3002 –

The Arch Cafe is a new and exciting venture in Leeds City Centre, and is a cafe with a social conscience

Light Night Leeds

light night 2015This Years Light Night promises to be the most exciting yet with over 60 free arts event across the city.

This year we are host to Joely Fielding #Trace your Neighbour and there are loads of other events just around the corner in the Headrow Zone.

The café is open from 5.30pm until 10.30pm with a special seasonal menu to eat in or take out Light night 2015

Leeds Arts and Minds Festival

Tuesday 20th October 11pm and 2pmUnlocking Dementia PosterWe are hosting this insightful and interactive performance by Doncaster Community Arts during the Leeds arts and Mind festival

Performances are free on Tuesday 20th October 11pm and 2pm

The material maybe upsetting for someone with dementia but everyone is welcome to attend and free to leave at anytime during the performance.

During the festival we will be exhibiting art work by Barry Fox and celebrating mental wellbeing and aging with window art from our creative arts group.

Heritage Weekend – Age UK Leeds 40th Birthday celebration and open day

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Saturday 12th September

Come and celebrate 40 years of supporting older people in Leeds! Summer open-day, activities, Heritage Open day tours, BBQ, live music. Saturday 12th September

We are very proud to have been helping older people in Leeds for 40 years. Join us for our summer open-day to celebrate, or find out more about what we do.


  • Saturday 12th September
  • Heritage tours of our Grade II award winning building which is also celebrating it’s 200th birthday this year!
  • Tai Chi tasters, with Yolande, our amazing 80 year old volunter tutor, and Age UK community Volunteer of the Year
  • Open mic readings from our creative writing group
  • Mosaic making- help us build a 40th birthday mosaic
  • Live music

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Join us for a knees-up celebration!

  • BBQ
  • Live music
  • Bar

If you’ve used our services, a former staff member or volunteer, a supporter, funder or friend- we’d love to see you! Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for kids, available from eventbrite or at The Arch Cafe. From 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Mestisa – Latin American Folk

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Mestisa  Friday 3rd July -7:30 pm

A night of vibrant Latin American Folk music

Leeds own favourite Latin musicians will be raising the temperature with a heady mix of traditional and popular music from Latin America: romantic Boleros, Argentinian zamba, Chilean tondos and lively Bolivian huaynos

Delicious Food – Wine and Brewery Beers – Lots and Lots of Dancing

Tickets £6