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

27
DEC
Bad Manners
O2 Academy Leicester

Formed in 1976 in Stoke Newington London Bad Manners are world‐renowned heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980's pop band.Spending 111 weeks in the UK pop charts the band has had twelve…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
DEC
New Dawn
Donnington Park

100 Headlining Artists 12 hours outdoor and indoor multi‐genre arenas fun fair and attractions1st set of artists has been released;CHASE and STATUS WITH RAGE TROPICAL ‐ JME ‐ SKEPTA ‐ PREDITAH LOGAN SAMA ‐ C4 ‐ PLASTICIAN KOVE ‐ SKT ‐ ARTFUL…

Location: 16.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01214 726688
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31
DEC
New Year's Eve 2014
Liquid & Envy, Leicester

Join us on the biggest night of the year as we usher in 2015 with Leicesters biggest New Years Eve celebrationLiquid: DJ Huggie counts down the biggest tunes of 2014Envy: Neil Jarvis plays all the classics from yesterday and beyondDrinks Offers:Bubbly reception…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07734 805817
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31
DEC
The Comedy Club Lutterworth
The Piano Room

The Comedy Club Lutterworth Christmas Special. Set in the luxurious function room the evening offers modern surroundings with a classic twist in which to enjoy the fun and laughs with 3 top comedians from the UK comedy circuit.Host ComedianSteve N…

Location: 10.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07854 414345
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12
JAN
FREE taster session at the Hinckley Rock Choir
St Francis Community Centre

The Hinckley Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Stephens. People who have already joined the choir who hail from Hinckley and further afield in Leicestershire often have never sung before or had any vocal tuition. Once you join the choir…

Location: 11.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Lutterworth Rock Choir
Upper Floor Hansom Room

The local Lutterworth choir is run by Leicestershire based musician Sarah Stephens. Our record‐breaking hit album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart‐topping singers and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Loughborough Rock Choir
Main Hall

The local Loughborough choir is run by choir leader 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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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Market Harborough Rock
Centenary Room Upstairs

The Market Harborough Rock Choir is led by choir leader Jessica Hunting. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Market Harborough and wider Leicestershire community.…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
JAN
FREE taster session at the Leicester Rock Choir
Oadby Trinity Methodist Church

Your local Leicester choir is run by choir leader Sarah Stephens. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around Leicestershire and as a choir we also join up with the other choirs near us to sing with and…

Location: 3.4 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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29
JAN
Sam Bailey
De Montfort Hall

Winner of series ten of The X Factor in 2013 Sam Bailey has gone from strength to strength and is now in the enviable position of being a highly sought after performing artist.Following…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

03
FEB
Collabro
De Montfort Hall

Collabro at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 03 February 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Collabro tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
FEB
The Hunger James starring James Alderson
The Exchange Bar

James has hit a lot of stumbling blocks in his life and maybe just maybe food is something he just cant get pastJoin James for his first solo hour work in progress as he works through everything in his mind that has…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 513434
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06
FEB
Jimmy Carr
De Montfort Hall

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
FEB
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
De Montfort Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at De Montfort Hall live on Friday 06 February 2015 in Leicester Leicestershire.For tickets to see Jimmy Carr Funny Business at De Montfort Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
FEB
Ryan Adams
De Montfort Hall

Ryan Adams at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Saturday 21 February 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 including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
FEB
Dapper Laughs
O2 Academy Leicester

Dapper Laughs at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Thursday 26 February 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dapper Laughs liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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
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
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

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

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: 26/12/2014 04:47:24