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.

Tourist information Leicester

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Leicester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Leicester

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FREE taster session at the Loughborough Rock Choir
Main Hall

Your friendly local Loughborough choir is run by singerpianist Sarah Stephens. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Sarah. Rock Choir…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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FREE taster session at the Market Harborough Rock
Market Harborough Baptist Church

The local Market Harborough choir is run by Leicestershire based musician Jessica Hunting. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Market Harborough Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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The Dunwells
Shed

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris Kodaline Kaiser Chiefs Dave Matthews since late last year and…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Loughborough Town Hall

Tickets for Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Loughborough Town Hall on the Wednesday 17 September 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Al Murray One Man One Guvnor live at Loughborough Town Hall see our list of…

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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FREE taster session at the Leicester Rock Choir
Oadby Trinity Methodist Church

The Leicester Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Stephens. The choir is for all ages and all the local Leicestershire branches of Rock Choir like ours come together to do incredible gigs like the 9500 seat Liverpool Arena and Guinness…

Location: 3.4 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
De Montfort Hall

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Summer SavFest 2014
Octagon Hall Theatre

All day family music event supporting Ians Chain Charity.Headlined by the internationally acclaimed Dan Reedand supported byThe Room Captain Horizon Tess of the Circle Rising Souls Fourteen Down Kevin Hewick TSOM Joneszy McCrei Dolly MixturesA seated venue with full bar and catering…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07780 682609
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Lee Mack
De Montfort Hall

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Care4Paws Charity Event
Woodside Animal Centre

Are you an animal lover Well the annual Woodside Animal Centre Gala Day will be an event you will not want to miss There will be a dog show followed by an array of fun activities such as tombola's craft stalls…

Location: 2.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01162 544472
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Care4Paws Sunday Sessions
Woodside Animal Centre

Like listening to live music Woodside Animal Centre is bringing Leicester a brand new night of live music from some of the best local bands as part of their dedicated mission to raise money to care for the animals they look after…

Location: 2.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01162 544472
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Hinckley Classic Motorshow
Castle Street

Organised by Hinckley BID from 10am this coming Sunday September 22nd sees the return of Hinckley's ANNUAL CLASSIC MOTORSHOW held on Regent Street and surrounding areas. Last year 400 cars lorries bikes and scooters a working steam engine several pre‐war tractors and…

Location: 11.2 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01455 698494
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John Bishop
De Montfort Hall

Scouse comedian John Bishop was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside winning the North West Comedy award for best stand‐up in 2004.Since then he has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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SEP
John Bishop Work In Progress
De Montfort Hall

John Bishop Work In Progress at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 23 September 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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SEP
Primal Fear
O2 Academy Leicester

Primal Fear at O2 Academy Leicester live on Saturday 27 September 2014 in Leicester Leicestershire.For tickets to see Primal Fear at O2 Academy Leicester see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
Tom Stade "Decisions Decisions" Tour 2014
The Y Theatre

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around.Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation and…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 557066
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03
OCT
Tom Stade 'Decisions Decisions' Tour
The Y Theatre

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around. Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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05
OCT
Love is in the Air Wedding Fayre
Holywell Park

Descend on to Holywell Park's new awe inspiring event this Autumn; a unique supplier showcase that will provide brides and grooms with exciting new ideas for their upcoming weddings through an unforgettable experience. Take a magical journey through Leicestershire's finest wedding suppliers…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01509 633030
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06
OCT
Level 42
De Montfort Hall

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Crazy for Gershwin
De Montfort Hall

Tickets for Crazy for Gershwin at De Montfort Hall on the Tuesday 07 October 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Crazy for Gershwin live at De Montfort Hall see our list of ticket comparison costs from box offices…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
OCT
Dawn French 30 Million Minutes
De Montfort Hall

Dawn French 30 Million Minutes at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 14 October 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Dawn French…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
OCT
Eliza and the Bear
O2 Academy Leicester

Eliza and the Bear at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Wednesday 15 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Eliza and the Bear tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
Peter Andre
De Montfort Hall

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
OCT
Rixton
O2 Academy Leicester

British PopRockR&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Ub40
O2 Academy Leicester

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Orphaned Land
Firebug

Orphaned Land at Firebug in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Orphaned Land tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
The Boomtown Rats
O2 Academy Leicester

The Boomtown Rats at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Shane Filan
De Montfort Hall

Live music event at De Montfort Hall Leicester Leicestershire.To watch Shane Filan live at De Montfort Hall on the Wednesday 05 November 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the best ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
Champions Of Magic
De Montfort Hall

Champions Of Magic includes 5 world class award winning entertainers performing everything from stage filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators' hands.Join our award winning team of tricksters swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery youll be…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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06
NOV
The Kooks
O2 Academy Leicester

Multi‐platinum selling guitar‐pop band The Kooks will tour Europe this autumn to coincide with the release of brand new album Junk of the Heart out September 12th.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Catfish and the Bottlemen
O2 Academy Leicester

Catfish and the Bottlemen at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Saturday 08 November 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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…

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…

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…

147 Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at 147 Snooker in Leicester, Leicestershire.Contact venue on 0116‐253 8663 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage.Situated adjacent to the National Space Centre, the two attractions tell the story of over 200 years of science and technology from the early days of steam and industry, to…

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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.


Updated: 17/09/2014 19:25:24