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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Leicester

03
SEP
Dub Cub
2funky music cafe

DUB CUB returns with 3 Super Tuff Sounds to I‐Lebrate 2 years of bringing you a host of Sounds from around the U.K.To mark this occasion we have for you.UNIVERSAL WARRIOR Militant UK Dub Sound outta Hitchin.IRIE VIBES featuring…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: +447976 412759
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07
SEP
Open Hype
2Funky MusicCafe

2Funky Arts & Clarence Street Studios PresentsOPEN HYPEA brand new FREE monthly open mic for rappers singers and poets to showcase material perform to an audience and get on stage.All genres welcome.First Wednesday of the month launching 7 September 2016.Artists register from…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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08
SEP
St Edith's Church Heritage Open Days
St Edith's Church

St Ediths Church is a large Grade I listed priory church dating from 1077. The porch is one of the oldest parts of the church and dates from the rebuilding of 1380. The tower has a fine ring of eight bells one…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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08
SEP
The Enemy
O2 Academy Leicester

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
SEP
Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio
2funky music cafe

For the first time ever catch The Sugarhill Gang Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio LIVE in Leicester.Djs & Support to be announced.The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group known mostly for its 1979 hit Rappers Delight the first rap single…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +447976 412759
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22
SEP
Sarah Millican
De Montfort Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
SEP
Soweto Kinch: Nonagram – BHM Launch
2funky music cafe

To celebrate the launch of BHM 2016 and his new album Nonagram award winning alto‐saxophonist and MCSoweto Kinch takes to the stage. A journey through the hidden world of abstraction Nonagram draws inspiration from the incorporeal concepts of mathematics through shifting time…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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01
OCT
KANE BROWN “THE OATH” COMEDY SHOW
2FunkyMusic Cafe

Kane Browns brave and bold comedy has seen him light up the audience at venues such as Comedy Store Glee Club Hackney Empire and Indigo 02 among others. A compelling one man comedy show; one of only 2 UK dates…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07976 412759
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01
OCT
Uptown Flingdown - DJs Robbie Gee, Eddie Nestor &
2Funky MusicCafe

An old school party like no otherJoin celebrity Real McCoy DJs Robbie Gee & Eddie Nestor and Teletubbies John Simmit in a fun filled musical clash.Party hard as the djs flingdown soul funk lovers rock rare grooves studio 1 and banter...lots of…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07976 412759
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01
OCT
Romesh Ranganathan
De Montfort Hall

Romesh Ranganathan at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Saturday 01 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
OCT
BIG Walkies Leicester
Knighton Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Leicester ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Knighton Park on Sunday 2 October 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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03
OCT
Shut it Down
2Funky MusicCafe

Unite The Scene & 2Funky Music Cafe PresentsSHUT IT DOWNDancers Night Cypher SessionsLive Performances…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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03
OCT
UB40
De Montfort Hall

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
Jamie T
De Montfort Hall

Jamie T at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 05 October 2016. 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 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
OCT
IPlayGaming
2Funky Music Cafe ,

iPlayGaming features a massive selection of console games including some of the best retros from the last 30 years. Check out our gaming areas and get involved in one on one play team games or show off your skills by competing in…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +447976 412759
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17
OCT
Jamie Lawson
De Montfort Hall

Jamie Lawson at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Monday 17 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jamie Lawson live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
OCT
Dan TDM
De Montfort Hall

Dan TDM at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 21 October 2016. 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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
Battle Scars – Lyrical Combat 2016
2FunkyMusic Cafe

After 5 years the annual search for the UKs heaviest lyricist returnsBattle Scars Lyrical Combat 2016THE WIZARDS OF SKILLIts Lyrical Kung FuAre you a lyricist Do you chat spit rap sing write lyrics or versesif so then enter the UKs premiere…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
OCT
BHM Club Formation
2Funky Music Cafe ,

FormationRecords showcases the finest drum & bass hip hop and grime. Club Formationreturns with Grooverider The Godfather of drum & bass. Also witness thereturn of Spitkingdom with Killa Kela plus Kenny Ken Bladerunner DJSS &more.Saturday 15th October22:00 04:00…

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Category: Nightclubs

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24
OCT
Geko
O2 Academy Leicester

Geko at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Monday 24 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Geko live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Professor Brian Cox
De Montfort Hall

Professor Brian Cox at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 27 October 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Professor Brian Cox live…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
OCT
Lovers Rock Monologues
2FunkyMusic Cafe

Celebrating Black History Month 2016 Punch Records present three living legends who transformed the sound of UK Reggae. The LOVERS ROCK MONOLOGUES brings the sound of timeless music from the 80s into the Rep theatre for one night only. Featuring icons of…

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Category: Live Music & Concerts

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31
OCT
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 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
NOV
The Queen Extravaganza
De Montfort Hall

The Queen Extravaganza at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 02 November 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Queen Extravaganza live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
The Specials
De Montfort Hall

Coventrys finest THE SPECIALS have announced a European and UK tour for Autumn 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd December 2010. When The Specials kicked off the first night of their…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Catherine Tate
De Montfort Hall

Catherine Tate at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 04 November 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
KT Tunstall
De Montfort Hall

Edinburgh born Katie Victoria Tunstall first rose to fame ten years ago with her hugely successful folkrock acoustic sound and vocal talents. She appeared on Later...With Jools Holland singing Black Horse and the Cherry Tree…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
David Essex
De Montfort Hall

Legendary singer actor and composer David Essex is back on the road in an eagerly awaited concert tour.David will take a candid journey through his amazing forty year career in his OVER THE MOON AND…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
NOV
Shed Seven
O2 Academy Leicester

English indie‐rock band Shed Seven began together in 1990 and is credited with making contributions to the Brit‐pop scene along with the likes of Blur and Oasis in the early 1990s. The familiar wailing vocals…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
The Wailers
O2 Academy Leicester

The unique downbeat style of Jamaica lives on in the reggae groves of The Wailers. After legend Bob Marleys death in 1981 this former Marley back‐up band began its own journey with an evolving ensemble…

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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