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

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Forthcoming events in Leicester

27
FEB
Funhouse Comedy Club
Nuneaton RFC

New Friday night comedy in Nuneaton.Funhouse Comedy Club which already runs successful nights at various venues all over the country is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at Nuneaton RFC.Funhouse Comedy Clubs are renowned for having exceptionally…

Location: 14.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
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04
MAR
Simon Amstell To Be Free
Loughborough Town Hall

Simon Amstell To Be Free at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Wednesday 04 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Simon Amstell To Be Free tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
MAR
Three One Act Plays and a Fish and Chip Supper
St Mary's Community Church Hall

Three One Act Plays and a Fish and Chip supper. These are the entries into this year Leicestershire and Warwickshire One Act Play Festival. The Canary Cage: Drama: By Diane Raffle. Three women trapped together all with a story and all connected…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 637880
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06
MAR
Roy Chubby Brown
Athena

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAR
Antique, Collectors & Vintage Weekend
Brooksby Hall

A 2‐day Antiques Collectors & Vintage weekend. A magnificent 16th century country house in beautiful Leicestershire countryside just 7 miles from the market town of Melton Mowbray.Visitors can stroll from room to room finding an eclectic mix of quality items to suit…

Location: 9.4 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07772 349431
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07
MAR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Century Theatre, Snibston Discovery Park

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01530 278444
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07
MAR
Lonely the Brave
O2 Academy Leicester

Lonely the Brave at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Saturday 07 March 2015. 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 the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Steel Panther
O2 Academy Leicester

Supersonic Sex Machine 17 Girls In A Row and It Wont Suck Itself. No not questionable late night films these are in fact just a few of the song titles from glam metal rockers Steel…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
The Charlatans
O2 Academy Leicester

Hailing from Manchester England 'The Charlatans' were part of the ever‐popular Brit pop alternative rock scene of the 1990s. Band members are Tim Burgess Mark Collins Martin Blunt Tony Rogers and Jon Brookes who has…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
Anton and Erin
De Montfort Hall

Anton and Erin at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Monday 16 March 2015. 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 the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
Placebo
De Montfort Hall

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Australian Pink Floyd
De Montfort Hall

Australian Pink Floyd is the band to see when it comes to Pink Floyd tributes. More than just an average cover band Aussie Pink Floyd meticulously strives to recreate the ground‐breaking work of the iconic…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

19
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd
De Montfort Hall

With Pink Floyds immense discography that spans numerous genres its no surprise that the famous acid rockers from the 60s still have a massive following. However given that their last album was 1994s The Division…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

19
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
De Montfort Hall

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since.The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
De Montfort Hall

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 19 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

20
MAR
Paul Carrack
De Montfort Hall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAR
Learn to Play Day 2015
MH Music

Learn to play day will take place at the MH Music shop In Market Harborough on Saturday 21st March . The main purpose of the day is to offer FREE music taster lessons on various instruments and it is an ideal way…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01858 463144
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29
MAR
Coasts
O2 Academy Leicester

Coasts at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Sunday 29 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Coasts tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
Simple Minds
De Montfort Hall

Scottish rock band Simple Minds were at the peak of their popularity in the early 1990s. The band are thought to have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and are famed for 80s…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
APR
Three One Act Plays and aFish and Chip Supper
The PalaceTheatre

Three One Act Plays and a Fish and Chip supper. These are the entries into this year Leicestershire and Warwickshire One Act Play Festival. The Canary Cage: Drama: By Diane Raffle. Three women trapped together all with a story and all connected…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 631235
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09
APR
Blue
De Montfort Hall

Blue at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 09 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Blue tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
Lee Scratch Perry
O2 Academy Leicester

If this was a specially exhausting night for you you are in for a treat. Everyone get ready to get real steady for in a moment we will be welcoming a living legend Lee Scratch…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
APR
Bars and Melody
O2 Academy Leicester

Bars and Melody at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 10 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it.Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
Mike The Mechanics
De Montfort Hall

Mike The Mechanics at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Sunday 19 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mike The Mechanics live…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
De Montfort Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 05 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans.Let…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAY
Mary Black
De Montfort Hall

Mary Black at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 07 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mary Black live in the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Bryan Ferry
De Montfort Hall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
John Barrowman
De Montfort Hall

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Download Festival 2015 3 Day
Donington Park

Download Festival 2015 3 Day at Donington Park in Derby on Friday 12 June 2015. 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: 16.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUN
Reginald D Hunter
De Montfort Hall

American stand‐up comedian Reginald D Hunter works mainly in the UK and originally began his time here studying at RADA for a career on the stage. It seems that his ability to make audiences laugh…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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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Updated: 27/02/2015 04:47:40