Players for Pleasure

playing opportunities for adult amateur musicians

From the centre of Leeds, take the A660 Otley Road, following signs for the University of Leeds.  


When you reach the University, you will see the large white Parkinson's Building on the left.  


A short way past the Parkinson's Building you will come to some pedestrian traffic lights.  TURN RIGHT into St Mark's Avenue IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the traffic lights.


The College is on the corner of St Mark's Avenue and the main road.

From Leeds City Centre

Travel to the Weetwood/Lawnswood Roundabout where the A6120 Ring Road meets the A660 Otley Road.  Take the A660 towards Leeds.  


Pass through Headingley and Hyde Park, and immediately after Hyde Park you will pass through Woodhouse Moor (an area of grassland on both sides of the road).  


At the end of Woodhouse Moor, you will see the University buildings on the right.  


When you reach the pedestrian traffic lights, TURN LEFT into St Mark's Avenue IMMEDIATELY AFTER the traffic lights.  


The College is on the corner of St Mark's Avenue and the main road.

From Leeds Outer Ring Road

The distance from the railway station is 1.2 miles.  


If you intend walking, please note that it is all uphill.

The distance from the Weetwood/Lawnswood Roundabout is 3.4 miles.  

St Mark's House

1 St Mark's Avenue



Exit the railway station via the upper exit of the main concourse, then cross New Station Street where the shelters/drop-off points are, and go down the steps on to Bishopgate Street.  The bus stop is at the bottom of the steps, more or less opposite the Scarborough Hotel.  


The No 1 bus goes past the college.  Ask for the stop by the Eldon pub, which is on the corner of St Mark's Street, then walk back down the main road to St Mark's Avenue which is the adjacent street (see the map).  See the Metro web site for times, and for details of other bus services to the college.

By Bus

There is plenty of free car parking in the College grounds and frequent buses run past the college.

The Players for Pleasure music group meets at the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, Leeds