Riley Smith

Riley Smith Theatre is our oldest but recently refurbished student theatre playing host to loads of fantastic student performances and ceremonies.

Situated just inside the Union foyer, this space capitalises on our high footfall of up to 15,000 people per day. It’s the perfect venue for recruitment fairs, vintage fashion fairs and exhibitions. A purpose built stage means the Riley can also be used for theatre productions and as a large conference plenary room.

For any questions, please call our Helpdesk on 0113 3801 400. 


It's Showtime

View our full up and coming performances here. 

Hire Us Out

You can hire out the full space for an entire day or night right here.  We've got up to 15,000 students walking past our Theatre everyday. Whether you're looking to set up a stall or fair, art exhibition, show or even a party, the Riley is set for you. 


Email Stephen once you've filled out the booking form on 


We Cater For You

If you're planning to hold your conference or party in the Riley, we can also cater for it. Email to put in your orders. 

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