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

29
APR
The Social Media Business Club
Grosvenor Casino Leicester

The Social Media Business Club: Leicester LE1.Local Online Marketing and SoLoMo Social Local Mobile Marketing....Will This Drive Your Sales 8.30. We will kick off with serious business networking ‐ There will be complimentary tea and coffee…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07930 330125
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30
APR
The Strypes
O2 Academy Leicester

The Strypes at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Thursday 30 April 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 best…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
MAY
Burbage Community Arts Festival (BCAF)
Various Venues in and around Burbage, Hinckley

Burbage Community Arts Festival is a two‐week long celebration of over eighteen diverse arts and entertainment events for all including:Classical and Popular music live Comedy Stand‐up Storytelling Painting Demonstrations Cinema Folk concerts Jazz and Blues Piano Art Exhibition and sale 1940s dance…

Location: 11 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07876 216872
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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

08
MAY
Harborough Concerts 'Brahms and the Gypsy'
The Jubilee Hall

In this cabaret‐style concert we celebrate Brahms' love of Gypsy panache with a performance of his exotic and rustic first piano quartet featuring international star of the piano Viv McLean otherworldly Le Monde. Other highlights in the programme include Brahms' Hungarian Dances…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 020101
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13
MAY
Michael McIntyre Work In Progress
De Montfort Hall

Michael McIntyre Work In Progress at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 13 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Michael McIntyre Work In Progress liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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

16
MAY
The Comedy Club Lutterworth
The Piano Room

The Comedy Club Lutterworth at The Piano Room on Saturday 16th May. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host ComedianJames Redmond:Emmerdale ITV Hollyoaks Ch4 Casualty BBC1 Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2 Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire ITV1 Soccor…

Location: 10.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07854 414345
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26
MAY
Brooke House College Football Academy OPEN DAYS
Harborough Town Football Club

Brooke House College Football Academy is an independent Football Academy based at Brooke House College in Market Harborough Leicestershire. We are a full time Academy offering a programme which combines training sessions and fixtures with an academic timetable that is aimed at…

Location: 14.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: +441858 433994
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04
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
Loughborough Town Hall

Direct from last year's Edinburgh FestivalZoe Lyons' critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter' is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristol's Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01509 231914
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05
JUN
Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile
Leicester Curve Theatre

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best ‐ through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe‐inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.Northern Ballet's uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening.Be transported to Japan as the…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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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

13
JUN
Download Festival 2015 Saturday
Donington Park

Download Festival 2015 Saturday at Donington Park in Derby on Saturday 13 June 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: 16.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUN
The Secret Garden
Donington Le Heath Manor House

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01530 278444
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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

25
JUN
Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model
Loughborough Town Hall

Katherine Ryan Glam Role Model at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Thursday 25 June 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. …

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
JUN
Derren Brown
De Montfort Hall

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England.While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
JUL
Kevin Bridges
De Montfort Hall

At 24 years of age Kevin Bridges is one of the most popular up and coming comedians in the country. His big break came at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the So you…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

01
AUG
Firework Champions - Stanford Hall 2015
Stanford Hall

Now in its 11th year right here at Stanford Hall ‐ 4 great firework displays Three of the UKs best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display from organisers…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01327 876037
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04
OCT
Gun
O2 Academy Leicester

Gun at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Sunday 04 October 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 us do the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
Peace
O2 Academy Leicester

Peace at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 06 October 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 us do the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
Squeeze John Cooper Clarke
De Montfort Hall

Squeeze John Cooper Clarke at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 06 October 2015. 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…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
OCT
Trevor Noah
De Montfort Hall

Trevor Noah at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 08 October 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Trevor Noah liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

08
OCT
Trevor Noah Lost in Translation
De Montfort Hall

Trevor Noah Lost in Translation at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 08 October 2015. 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: Miscellaneous

23
OCT
Paddy McGuinness
De Montfort Hall

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
Tim Vine
De Montfort Hall

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

04
NOV
Bill Bailey
De Montfort Hall

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection.Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

09
NOV
The Proclaimers
De Montfort Hall

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

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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Updated: 28/04/2015 04:46:54