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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Leicester

23
NOV
East Midlands Power BI Group Meeting
My Home Move

The purpose of the East Midlands Power BI Groupis to help anyone irrespective of skill level or experience to become more confident with all aspects of the Power BI stack whether its just because of personal interest or to help improve employment…

Location: 3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07770 385157
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
NOV
Speed Dating in Leicester
Bruxelles

Speed Dating in LeicesterHow Speed Dating in Leicester worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Leicester you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
ratingratingratingratingrating
24
NOV
FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Bulkington Community & Conference Centre

FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS FAYRECome along to BVC and buy some gifts enjoy a mince pie with friends or treat yourself to something nice for the festive season There will be a selection of stalls selling all sorts of festive gifts decorations jewellery crafts…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02476 494094
ratingratingratingratingrating
24
NOV
Loughborough christmas market
Market Place, Loughborough

There is a historical significance to the marketplace. Before the supermarkets before the internet; the marketplace was where traders would introduce their world to the world.Traders who had sailed the seas discovering lands and cultures would gather the culinary and material treasures…

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07542 026035
ratingratingratingratingrating
24
NOV
Reggae Night With A Tribute To The Greats Of Regga
2Funky Music Cafe ,

2Funky Music Caf PresentsTribute To The Greats Of Reggae MusicTann‐i Browne & The Ankh Band will be performing some of the reggae classics you know and love from artists such as Bob Marley Dennis Brown Gregory Isaacs and more. Friday 24 November…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
NOV
Christmas Market
Woodside Animal Centre

Leicesters Magical Christmas Market is coming to Woodside Animal Centre on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 11‐6pm at its Scudamore Road site.The animal centre is set to come alive with festive cheer for all the family With 50 craft stalls selling…

Location: 2.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01162 242440
ratingratingratingratingrating
26
NOV
The Back to Africa Roots Tour
2Funky Music Cafe ,

THE BACK TO AFRICA ROOTS TOURRANDY VALENTINEJ BOOGSEVANABLACK AM ICatch the new generation of Reggae Roots artists ‐ RANDY VALENTINE J BOOG SEVANA & BLACK AM I as they explore the music based journey Back To…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
01
DEC
Botown - The Soul Of Bollywood
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Botown ‐ The Soul Of BollywoodFriday 1st December 2017 8pm‐Late 2Funky Music Cafe Early Bird £10 ‐ Standard £12.50 More On The Door Botown are a chart‐topping multicultural Soul band that reboot Bollywood classics with a shot of late 60 Soul and…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
02
DEC
STEVE STEINHAUS - PAPA STEINEY
Bulkington Community & Conference Centre

Larger‐than‐life front man Steve Steinhauss Adverse Camber brings together current and former Members of Fat Chops The Fabulous Boogie Boys and Dr. Teeth for another Swingtastic performance from this ad hoc 8‐piece. Expect a jumping at times hilarious dance party of swing…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 494094
ratingratingratingratingrating
03
DEC
THE FLOACIST OF FLOETRY : LET IT FLO UK TOUR
2funky music cafe

THE FLOACIST OF FLOETRY : LET IT FLO UK TOUR Tickets almost sold out less than 65 remaining.FLO aka Floacist of FLOETRY finally returns home for her first 1st UK Tour.One of the UKs most successful international Soul artists FLO is bringing…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
03
DEC
THE FLOACIST OF FLOETRY : LET IT FLO UK TOUR
2Funky Music Cafe ,

DATE : Sunday 3rd December 2017VENUE : 2Funky Music Cafe 23a New Park Street Leicester LE3 5NHTICKETS :Standard Entry : Limited 15 20 thereafter.VIP Meet Greet PhotoNew Music Listening Session 30CLICK TO PURCHASE : https:www.eventbrite.comelet‐it‐flo‐tour‐leicester‐tickOR VISIT : www.floacisttour.eventbrite.comTIME : 7:00pm…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
04
DEC
Shut It Down
2funky music cafe

Shut It Down is a unique club night held monthly at 2Funky Music Cafe in Leicester. The night aims to promote Hip Hop culture whilst providing a platform for dancers to practice perform and socialise. 4th December9pm ‐ 1am2Funky Music Cafe£3 Entry18Shut…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
04
DEC
Shut It Down - Leicester
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Shut It Down is a unique club night held monthly at 2Funky Music Cafe in Leicester. The night aims to promote Hip Hop culture whilst providing a platform for dancers to practice perform and socialise. 4th December9pm ‐ 1am2Funky Music Cafe£3 Entry18Shut…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
05
DEC
National Autism Society; Autism and Sensory Issues
Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel

Many autistic people have difficulty processing everyday sensory information such as sounds sights and smells. Dealing with these challenges can cause high levels of anxiety and stress resulting in behaviours that can be difficult for other people to understand and offer significant…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01159 113367
ratingratingratingratingrating
05
DEC
National Autistic Society; Autism & Sensory Issues
Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel

.Many autistic people have difficulty processing everyday sensory information such as sounds sights and smells. Dealing with these challenges can cause high levels of anxiety and stress resulting in behaviours that can be difficult for other people to understand and offer significant…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01159 113367
ratingratingratingratingrating
06
DEC
OPEN HYPE
2Funky Music Cafe ,

2Funky Music Cafe & Clarence Street Studios PresentsOPEN HYPE 13 Wednesday 6th December 20177pm‐11pmOPEN HYPE ‐ https:www.youtube.comwatchvFncMl3UFNzkA FREE Monthly Open Mic For Rappers Singers And Poets To Showcase Material Perform To An Audience And Get On Stage.All Genres Welcome.Artists Register From 7pm…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
07
DEC
An Evening With Paul Gascoigne
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel

Join us for an evening with one of Englands greatest footballers Paul GascoigneDuring his senior career Gazza had spells with Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur Lazio and Rangers Middlesbrough and Everton between 1985 and 2004.His football career is particularly remembered for his 57…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01163 033289
ratingratingratingratingrating
07
DEC
Creatives Christmas Party
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Creatives Christmas partyThursday 7th December 7pm until late ‐ all welcome ‐ totally freelive performances on the night mince pies and mulled wine ‐ come and let you hair down and have some fun ‐ Get in touch if you…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
ratingratingratingratingrating
07
DEC
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Trinity Centre

This is the traditional story with fun characters including the Dame and comedy duo.Performed Thurs 7 Dec and Fri 8 Dec 7.30pmSaturday 9 Dec 2.30pm matinee father christmas will visit and 7.30pmSunday 10 December2.30pm matinee father christmas will…

Location: 11.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 440954
ratingratingratingratingrating
16
DEC
Bottle Rocket Christmas Special
The Y Theatre

Now in its 10th year join us for our annual Christmas special ‐ four top comedians bringing you laughter and Christmas good cheer.This year headlined by SEANN WALSH...He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block Independent However dishevelled…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 557066
ratingratingratingratingrating
19
DEC
The Churchfitters
Bulkington Community & Conference Centre

The Churchfiitters is a folk band like no other. Back for the Annual Christmas Concert A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart‐wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot‐stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk‐rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 494094
ratingratingratingratingrating
28
JAN
Beaumanor Hall Wedding Fayre
Beaumanor Hall

Beaumanor Hall Wedding FayreSunday 28th January 201811am ‐ 3pmCome along to the stunning Beaumanor Hall to meet with some of the areas best wedding suppliers to discuss ideas for your special day.Suppliers include ‐ Bridal dresses Suit Hire Photography Florists Venue Dressing…

Location: 7.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01572 755882
ratingratingratingratingrating
17
FEB
Comedy Beer tour
Elephant and Castle Thurlaston

Like Beer Like Laughing Then this is the experience for you A minibus takes you to 5 pubs where you try 5 different beers where you learn more about them than just if you like the taste then you finish up at…

Location: 5.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
17
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Cookie

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
ratingratingratingratingrating
12
MAR
Retreat 2
College Court Conference Centre

For the arts and cultural sector to thrive it needs to develop leaders with a good understanding of how to balance the needs of artists the organisation and the public.Retreat 2 will equip you with the strategic skills required to improve your…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01223 578078
ratingratingratingratingrating
11
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
De Montfort Hall

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATAStarring the international…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 333111
ratingratingratingratingrating
12
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
De Montfort Hall

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 333111
ratingratingratingratingrating
02
JUN
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run
Leicester Racecourse

Leicester we are coming back in 2018 Get ready to experience the ultimate 5k inflatable obstacle run in the UK. The course is packed with the some of the largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created.Pit your wits against ten giant…

Location: 2.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02033 717156
ratingratingratingratingrating

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…

Want more?

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: 19/11/2017 04:45:50