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

20
NOV
Ross Noble
De Montfort Hall

Northumbrian lad Ross Noble is a familiar face to most of us who watch celebrity quizzes like Have I Got News for You etc. His stand‐up routines are exceptional with most of his material being…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
NOV
Ross Noble Tangentleman
De Montfort Hall

Geordie Stand‐Up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
NOV
The Comedy Club Lutterworth
The Piano Room

Bringing laughter to life at therefurbished Piano Room in Lutterworth is a brand new series of Comedy Club nights created with the sole intention of filling your night with great live entertainment. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian…

Location: 10.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07854 414345
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24
NOV
Antiques Market
Donington Park Exhibition Centre

Since its launch in August 2010 Donington Antiques Market is now firmly established within the antique event calendar.Popular for its central location just off the M1 at the world famous Donington Park the market brings together everything from classic antiques…

Location: 16.7 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 0129 827493
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25
NOV
An Evening With Noel Fielding
De Montfort Hall

An Evening With Noel Fielding will be performing live Comedy at De Montfort Hall on the Tuesday 25 November 2014 in Leicester Leicestershire.Buy tickets for An Evening With Noel Fielding online.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
NOV
Noel Fielding
De Montfort Hall

Noel Fielding will be performing live Comedy at De Montfort Hall on the Tuesday 25 November 2014 in Leicester Leicestershire.Buy tickets for Noel Fielding online.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
NOV
Brit Floyd
De Montfort Hall

The World Tour 2012 celebrates the music from Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here Animals The Wall and much much more. The biggest Pink Floyd tribute yet…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
Neville Staple Band - The Gangsters Tour
The Music Cafe

THE GANGSTER TOURTo celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Specials first single release The Original Rudeboy andSpecials frontman Neville Staple will be embarking on a jet set tour with his band throughout October November and December performing an eclectic mix…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +4401458 210954
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28
NOV
The Human League
De Montfort Hall

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
NOV
Last Night of the Autumn Proms
De Montfort Hall

Last Night of the Autumn Proms appears live in Leicester Leicestershire at De Montfort Hall on Saturday 29 November 2014.For ticket prices to watch Last Night of the Autumn Proms at De Montfort Hall see the list of tickets available…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

01
DEC
Imelda May
De Montfort Hall

Irish female Vocalist Imelda May hails from Dublin and is best known for her singing and Bodhran playing. Her debut album was No Turning Back in 2005 and her latest release is Mayhem 2010 Four…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
DEC
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
O2 Academy Leicester

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 02 December 2014. 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

02
DEC
Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott
O2 Academy Leicester

Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 02 December 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Bombay Bicycle Club
De Montfort Hall

Unlike so many alternative British bands who have just their brief time in the sun and one acclaimed debut album Bombay Bicycle Club have evolved from awkward indie freshmen into one of the most highly…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
DEC
Alan Davies
De Montfort Hall

After more than a decade since his last stand‐up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011 Alan Davies the much‐loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

04
DEC
Alan Davies Little Victories
De Montfort Hall

Following the sell out success of his long‐awaited return to stand up Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show Little Victories.Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
DEC
The Enemy The Twang
O2 Academy Leicester

The Enemy The Twang at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 05 December 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
The Bootleg Beatles
De Montfort Hall

Re‐live the sights and sounds of sixties as the worlds premier Beatle band returns to Cambridge with their spectacular two hour multi‐media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits.Using film footage of…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Embrace
O2 Academy Leicester

Embrace at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Wednesday 10 December 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
Jagermeister Music Tour 2014
O2 Academy Leicester

Jagermeister Music Tour 2014 at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 19 December 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…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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

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

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

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: 20/11/2014 17:14:03