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

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 and Specials 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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 1.1 miles away
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 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 1.1 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair
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 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07772 349431
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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 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
20-20 Voice Cancer Charity Quiz Night
Tigers Bar, Leicester Tigers Groun

Welcome to the Voicebox Challenge. With a celebrity snooker team led by Willie Thorne plus Leicester Radios own Rupal Rajani as quiz master and we have the makings of a fab night. Just £50.00 for a team to enter up to 6…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07710 443122
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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 you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
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 Comedian Mandy Knight:A…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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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 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01214 726688
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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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 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

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 miles away
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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