The Town Hall was built as a statement of civic pride, visible evidence of the importance of Leeds as a major centre of trade and commerce. It is still so today, and although it is no longer the centre of municipal administration and justice it fulfills many important functions.
The Victoria Hall continues to provide a venue for concerts of all kinds. The Leeds International Concert Season, the triennial Piano Competition, the Christmas Carol Service for Leeds Schools, and recitals on the magnificent organ take place there. Prayer meetings, light entertainment, wrestling matches, auctions and dances are all held in the Town Hall.