Sela Bar

Sela Bar & Pizzeria is a small, independent venue in the heart of Leeds City Centre. For the past 18 years we have provided a stage for the regions finest musicians to play at one of the most intimate venues in the city. We have live events on up to 3 times a week, specialising in jazz, funk, soul, reggae, rock’n’ roll, world and more. We also host regular open mic nights and have DJ’s every weekend. We’re home to Leeds’ longest running Jazz Jam, our other long running programming includes the Tuesday Jazz Joint, curated by James Mainwaring, who is joined by a changing line up of guests each week, our Thursday night sessions. In the past we’ve hosted a range of International Acts such as Dr Lonnie Smith, Georgie Fame, Brian Auger, CAS Trio, The New Mastersounds and more. So if you’re looking for somewhere in Leeds to catch some live music, and maybe even play along too, with some tasty pizza, cocktails and beers then this is the place for you.
Venue access: Sela Bar is a basement venue, accessed via a narrow set of 16 stairs, there is no wheelchair access. Everything at the venue is on the same level, apart from the stage which is 18cm higher.
Toilets: Toilets are up a narrow set of 17 stairs. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet. Gents have one cubicle and 2 urinals. Ladies toilets have 3 cubicals.
Personal Assistant tickets for gigs: We offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. If you require a PA ticket, please give us an email to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email. You will be asked to provide evidence for the PA ticket to be issued, alongside proof of a valid ticket for the show in question.
Accessible viewing & seating: If you need a comfortable seat, or would like to be seated in a certain section of the bar, please let us know in advance, to ensure we are aware of your access needs. We have benches, booths, tall stools, small stools and chairs with backs available.
Accessible parking: There is no parking available at Sela Bar, you can pick up and drop off outside, opposite the venue The nearest car parks are; Q Park – St Johns Centre, Merrion Street, LS2 8LQ. Open 24 hours a day. 0.1 Miles away. Templar Car Park, Templar Street, LS2 7PF. Open 24 hours a day. 0.1 miles away.
Travel Guide and Arrival Guide: Taxis can drop customers off outside the venue on the opposite side of the road. Our nearest train station is Leeds City Station, which is 804 metres away. Our nearest bus/coach station is Leeds Bus Station, Dyer St, LS2 7LA, which is 482 metres away. Sela Bar is open from 4pm – late Wednesday – Sunday. Open from 2pm on Saturday. On gig nights door time is usually printed on the ticket, if you would like to come down early than your ticket states please get in touch and we’ll reserve the table earlier for you. If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, we can make these arrangements but must be informed prior to the event.
Customers with Medical Requirements: Sela Bar welcomes customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.
Assistance Dogs: We welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed. However, not all events are suitable so please contact us beforehand.
Strobe Lighting: We do not have strobe lighting at the venue, but from time to time bands may choose to bring it with them, in the event this happens, signs will be displayed on the evening, please get in touch if you have any concerns. Other Info (e.g. assisted performances): At present we do not offer any assisted performance options, but this is something we are exploring. We do not have any lowered bars at the moment, but our staff are willing to help in any way they can.
Large Text / Easy To Read Guides: If you require a large print menu at the venue please ask a member of staff or let us know beforehand, and we can make sure one is readily available for you.
Contacting Us: If you need to contact us with a venue access query please note we must have at least five working days notice before the show you are enquiring about. All access related enquiries are dealt with via email. Emily Cullen: Please be aware that if your request is for a PA ticket, please use the email address above. For all PA tickets we require proof of purchase of at least one valid ticket for the show.


Assistance dogs welcome. Information available online and/or staff available to advise on further support. Personal assistant ticket available.