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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Forthcoming events in Leicester

30
MAY
Lush
Liquid & Envy, Leicester

Neon Jungle live DJ setFeaturing:The opening of the new 3rd room playing sexy RnBGrand opening of new Cocktail BarLive percussionistStilt entertainersLiquid: Chart Commercial Dubstep & Bass and all your favouritesEnvy: Party Pop and CheeseDrink Offers:50 off all drinks plus free entry between…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07734 805817
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30
MAY
Neon Jungle Live DJ set
Liquid & Envy

Live DJ set from Neon JungleGrand opening of our brand new Cocktail barnew 3rd room of music playing sexy R&Blive percussionistStilt performersVIP packages and Booths availablecall 01162629720URL:Facebook: http:atnd.it27128‐0…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01162 629720
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04
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
Loughborough Town Hall

Direct from last year's Edinburgh Festival Zoe 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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
JUN
SMART SATELLITES 2015: INVESTING IN THE UK SPACE
Hilton Leicester Hotel

It is expected that the UKs share of the worlds space economy will grow from 6.5 to 10 by 2030. By todays estimates that would give the UK sector a £40 billion per year of turnover creating 100000 new jobs mainly in…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02079 731258
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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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01327 876037
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11
SEP
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
De Montfort Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 11 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jimmy Carr Funny Business live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
OCT
Writing Radio Drama - Leicester
The Quaker Meeting House

Writing Radio Drama and Getting it Commissioned Award Winning Writer Karen Brown.Experienced or Aspiring Writers ‐ Friday 16th October 2015 10am ‐ 4pm.Friends Meeting House Leicester. This workshop will: Help you discover which stories work on radio. Encourage you to think in…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02032 907705
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16
OCT
Bullet For My Valentine
O2 Academy Leicester

Welsh HeavyThrash Metal band Bullet for my Valentine are; Matthew Tuck lead vocalsrhythm guitar Michael Paget lead guitar Michael Thomas drums and Jason James backing vocals and bass guitar. They began together in 1998 but…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
OCT
Beardyman
Loughborough Town Hall

Beardyman at Loughborough Town Hall in Loughborough on Saturday 17 October 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Beardyman tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
OCT
Radwimps
O2 Academy Leicester

Radwimps at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Monday 19 October 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 prices…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
OCT
The Doppel Gang
Quorn Village Hall

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 085158
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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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
NOV
Lucy Rose
O2 Academy Leicester

Lucy Rose may appear to be a fresh new face on the British music scene but this young star already has an impressive CV and is set to become a much loved artist. She is…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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 miles away
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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