As the ‘new cultural centre for Leeds’, The Tetley is taking over the space left by the iconic Tetley Brewery Headquarters and is dedicated to contemporary art.
The landmark building was created in the 1930s and has been closed to the public since Tetley Brewery’s closure in 2011. Controversy surrounded Carlsberg’s decision to close the brewery and CAMRA campaigners actively voiced their negative opinions on the decision.
Luckily, the art deco headquarters building still remains intact and its recent refurbishment sees it returned to its former glory. The Tetley, managed and curated by Project Space Leeds, has had investment from private sector support and Carlsberg UK – who still own the building – are in full support of this new art project. The money has been ploughed into the restoration of the building, fixing up the glass roof and reconditioning the interiors.
The building’s rich history has been noted, even embraced, by the people behind The Tetley. The creative facility hosts collections of contemporary artwork but also aims to establish a learning space for all those interested in art. There’s also a Bar & Kitchen where visitors, including families, can relax and refuel.