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

24
OCT
Rixton
O2 Academy Leicester

British PopRockR&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Leicester Does Vintage
The City Rooms

Winner of an Outstanding Customer Service Award and shortlisted for TWO National Vintage Awards; Britain Does Vintage fairs have fast become a firm favorite on the vintage scene. THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07896 840397
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27
OCT
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 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 0129 827493
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30
OCT
Ub40
O2 Academy Leicester

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

01
NOV
Mallory Park Fireworks & Bonfire Night
Mallory Park Circuit

Mallory Park are proud to be supporting Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland for this years Fireworks & Bonfire Night Extravaganza taking place on Saturday 1st November. There will be live music on stage from local Kings of Leon tribute band…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01455 502214
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02
NOV
Mallory Park Race of the Year
Mallory Park Circuit

Race of the Year in association with Bennetts Sunday 2 NovemberMassive £10000 prize purse to attract the top teams and riders.The Mallory Park Race of the Year returns to the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday 2 November in association with Bennetts with…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01455 502214
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04
NOV
Orphaned Land
Firebug

Orphaned Land at Firebug in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Orphaned Land tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
The Boomtown Rats
O2 Academy Leicester

The Boomtown Rats at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 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 including…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Shane Filan
De Montfort Hall

Live music event at De Montfort Hall Leicester Leicestershire. To watch Shane Filan live at De Montfort Hall on the Wednesday 05 November 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the best ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
Champions Of Magic
De Montfort Hall

Champions Of Magic includes 5 world class award winning entertainers performing everything from stage filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators' hands.Join our award winning team of tricksters swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery youll be…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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06
NOV
The Kooks
O2 Academy Leicester

Multi‐platinum selling guitar‐pop band The Kooks will tour Europe this autumn to coincide with the release of brand new album Junk of the Heart out September 12th.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Catfish and the Bottlemen
O2 Academy Leicester

Catfish and the Bottlemen at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Saturday 08 November 2014. 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: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Counting Crows
De Montfort Hall

Counting Crows are a very popular American folk rock band who perform a mix of eclectic and wide ranging mood of songs including Mr Jones and Round Here. With growing popularity in the UK…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
Example
O2 Academy Leicester

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
Marika Hackman
The Musician

Marika Hackman at The Musician in Leicester on Monday 10 November 2014. 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 tickets for…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
NOV
Mad Dog Mcrea - The Longer Road Tour
Duffy's Bar

Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk pop rock jazz bluegrass and shake your ass music. From self‐penned songs of adventure drinking love and life to traditional songs of gypsies…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01458 210954
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12
NOV
Pere Ubu
The Musician

Pere Ubu at The Musician in Leicester on Wednesday 12 November 2014. 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 tickets for…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
Dave Gorman
De Montfort Hall

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
NOV
Man Overboard
O2 Academy Leicester

Man Overboard at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 14 November 2014. 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 tickets…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
NOV
Paloma Faith
De Montfort Hall

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
NOV
The Courteeners
O2 Academy Leicester

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
NOV
Bond Beyond
De Montfort Hall

Bond Beyond performs live at De Montfort Hall in Leicester Leicestershire on Sunday 16 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Bond Beyond at De Montfort Hall now.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
NOV
Joan Armatrading
De Montfort Hall

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions. Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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 miles away
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 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
NOV
The Comedy Club Lutterworth
The Piano Room

Bringing laughter to life at the refurbished 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 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07854 414345
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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 miles away
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 miles away
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 miles away
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 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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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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