What's on inLeicester


Welcome to Leicester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Leicester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Leicester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Leicester

26
MAR
Breaking Out Arts: Creative Chat
The Exchange

Breaking Out Arts is a new community project based in Leicester city centre for creative people aged 16 who are just starting out or developing their craft in music creative writing and performing arts.We facilitate workshops and events to help creative people…

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27
MAR
circus of horrors
Haymarket theatre

The jaw‐dropping show that rocked Britains Got Talent Circus of Horrors will take you on a whirlwind journey and send shivers down your spine with twisted contortionists hair hanging beauties flying aerialists sword swallowers and…

30
MAR
Officially UKs No1 George Michael Tribute - Leices
West End Working Mens Club & Institute

Officially UKs No1 George Michael tribute for 2017.Robert ignites the stage with his authentic tribute to George Michael ‐ one of the most successful vocalists of our time.Delivering a powerhouse performance of both George Michaels biggest hits and all the greatest songs…

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05
APR
The UK Careers Fair in Leicester - 5th April
The City Rooms

Are you looking for a CareerLooking for the right career can often be time‐consuming and frustrating. The Leicester Careers Fair offers candidates from all backgrounds experienceandeducation level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers all in one place.Why attendVariety:There…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08006 891725
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06
APR
Apollo Easter
National Space Centre

Join the National Space Centre for a journey that 50 years ago landed humans on the Moon.The Apollo space programme is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. It saw one giant leap in not only exploration but also science that has…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01162 610261
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06
APR
Immortal Legends of Music: Nina Simone
The Exchange

Nina Simone was a legendary singer songwriter pianist and arranger who brought her music alive with her hypnotic vocals which speared intensity and emotion and captured the hearts and minds of people from around the world. She covered a broad range of…

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09
APR
Creative Writing Workshop: Reflections and Imprint
The Exchange

At The Writers Lab this month we will be focusing on how social influences help create our viewpoint as writers and what we can do to improve our perspective. For example from our initial ideas to the effects of the stories we…

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13
APR
Paper Dolls Workshop
Soft Touch Arts

There will be templates for participants to work from or those feeling more confident may create their own. This workshop is a fun way for children and families to learn about Mod culture and provides participants with a unique toy they can…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01162 552592
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13
APR
Vinyl Record Clock Workshop
Soft Touch Arts

Decorate your clock with collaged magazines & fabrics andor cover your clock with psychedelic paint splats using our special paint peddler. This workshop is a fun way to learn about Mod culture and provides participants with a unique item they can take…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01162 552592
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27
APR
Film Club – First Man
National Space Centre

Join Rick Armstrong Neils son for one giant leap into the unknown.Director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the Moon focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01162 610261
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27
APR
Creative Writing Workshop: What Are You Saying?
The Exchange

Sometimes a story can feel positive but leave a negative imprint and visa versa but why is thatIn this informal workshop we take a closer look at ways to communicate clearly and effectively with stories for the stage or the page. And…

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27
APR
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Barkby, Lei
The Mash Tun Cafe

Funhouse Comedy brings a night of comedians & campfires and an intimate evening of laughs food and beer to The Mash Tun Caf Barkby. Topping the bill is the fascinating magician and comedian Alan Hudson who has appeared on ITVs Penn and…

TEL: 01159 525050
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01
MAY
Leicestershire V Pakistan T20
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

The huge event will be the only warm‐up fixture for Pakistan ahead of the IT20 against England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.Tickets are now on sale and can be secured via our website with savings on advance ticket purchases.URLs:Facebook:https:go.evvnt.com334189‐2pid269Twitter:https:go.evvnt.com334189‐3pid269Artists Speakers: Leicestershire…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01162 832128
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04
MAY
Leicestershire Foxes Family Fun Day
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

All tickets are just £1.Enjoy lots of activities and entertainment for all the family around the ground and take to the outfield during the interval as you are invited to try out your cricket skills with free bats and ballsThis year has…

Category: Sports

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05
MAY
Revenge of the Fifth
National Space Centre

Not had enough Star Wars on May the 4th Thinking of stepping over to the Dark Side Think youd be a great Sith Revenge of the Fifth is hereJoin us for a very special adult only evening of music art science fashion…

Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01162 610261
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10
MAY
Small Space Day - Toddler Takeover
National Space Centre

Combining stories songs and trails this is a fun and interactive way for young children to continue their early educational development. There is also the chance to see a special show featuring the planets and even meet Catboy Owlette and Gekko from…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01162 610261
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18
MAY
Apollo 10 – The Team Who Got Us to the Moon
National Space Centre

In the 50th anniversary year of the first Moon landing the National Space Centre in collaboration with Nick Howes is reuniting some of the team behind this historic achievement. Twelve humans stood on the lunar surface but it took many thousands of…

TEL: 01162 610261
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06
JUN
England Women v Windies Women - 1st ODI
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets now on saleVenue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 10.0Senior Under 22: GBP 8.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket 2 adults & 2 under 16: GBP 23.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com384362‐0pid269Website: https:go.evvnt.com384362‐2pid269…

Category: Sports

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02
JUL
England Women v Australia Women - 1st Ashes ODI
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets now on saleVenue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 12.0Senior Under 22: GBP 10.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket 2 adults & 3 under 16: GBP 27.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com384363‐0pid269Website: https:go.evvnt.com384363‐2pid269…

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04
JUL
England Women v Australia Women - 2nd Ashes ODI
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets on sale nowVenue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 12.0Senior Under 22: GBP 10.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket 2 adults & 3 under 16: GBP 27.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com384366‐0pid269Website: https:go.evvnt.com384366‐2pid269…

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19
JUL
Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning T20
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets are now on sale and can be secured via our website with savings on advance ticket purchases.Venue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 15.0Senior Under 22: GBP 12.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket: GBP 33.0Links:…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01162 832128
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23
JUL
Leicestershire Foxes v Yorkshire Vikings T20
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets are now on sale and can be secured via our website with savings on advance ticket purchases.Venue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 15.0Senior Under 22: GBP 12.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket: GBP 33.0Links:…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01162 832128
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25
JUL
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
Abbey Pumping Station Museum

This year Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Bronts Wuthering Heights set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations…

TEL: 01522 569222
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26
JUL
Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Jets T20
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets are now on sale and can be secured via our website with savings on advance ticket purchases.Venue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 15.0Senior Under 22: GBP 12.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket: GBP 33.0Links:…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01162 832128
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04
AUG
Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

We will be offering traditional cinema food and drink so expect to see popcorn hot dogs sweet stall and much more on sale so you can enjoy the movie in style There will also be childrens activities including a bouncy castle and…

Category: Film / Cinema

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07
AUG
Leicestershire Foxes v Birmingham Bears T20
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Tickets are now on sale and can be secured via our website with savings on advance ticket purchases.Venue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceAdult: GBP 15.0Senior Under 22: GBP 12.0Under 16: GBP 3.0Family Ticket: GBP 33.0Links:…

Category: Sports

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17
AUG
West End stars perform an evening of Queen
Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Featuring dozens of hits from an astonishing back catalogue this is an amazing concert evening no Queen fan should missVenue: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Rd Grace Road Leicester LE2 8ADPriceStanding: GBP 24.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com384326‐0pid269Website: https:go.evvnt.com384326‐2pid269Facebook: https:go.evvnt.com384326‐3pid269…

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27
SEP
Luke Kempner | House of Faces
The Y Theatre

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities politicians and even royalty going head to head in Lukes hit show; House of Faces. A remarkable talent for impersonations Telegraph Gloriously funny…

TEL: 01162 557066
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Tourist Attractions


National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery. On your visit to the National Space Centre you will find yourself immersed in an awe‐inspiring…

Wistow Maze

WISTOW MAZEWINNER OF LEICESTERSHIRE'S 'BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION'Hours of fun for all the family. Follow the fun quiz trail and collect clues hidden in a giant maze whilst you wander through 8 acres of living maize crop. See if you can unravel the mystery within the 3…

Great Central Railway

Re‐creating the experience of famous expresses of the steam age. Great Central Railway is one of the few places in the world where scheduled full size steam trains pass in motion on double track. Main Line Steam trains ‐ every weekend throughout the year.Featuring GCR '04'…

Snibston Discovery Park

Snibston Discovery Park takes its name from one of the three coal mines sunk in the 1820s and 1830s that helped create the town of Coalville in north‐west Leicestershire. Here you can discover science and industry, fashion and textiles and the environment with popular hands‐on exhibits interpreting…

DVH

DVH Nightclub in Leicester, Leicestershire. Contact venue on telephone number 0116‐233 3360 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

G Spot

G Spot Nightclub in Leicester, Leicestershire. Contact venue on telephone number 0116‐251 9366 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Leicester ? See our list of attractions in Leicester , including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.