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

13
FEB
GHOST WRITER
Concordia Theatre

by David TristramEdward is a promising young playwright and husband of the talented but tempestuous actress Ruby. Tragically Ruby is found dead in bed: an overdose of naughty pills and booze. A year later Edward remains deeply affected and has moved into…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07799 552230
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13
FEB
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
Just The Tonic @ Hansom Hall

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03302 201212
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15
FEB
CHESS - The Musical
Concordia Theatre

Chesss Cold War storyline about Soviet‐U.S. chess rivalry is laced with international intrigue and romance. Its score a collaboration between former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice who wrote lyrics for Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita was a…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 847676
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16
FEB
Paul Carrack
De Montfort Hall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
FEB
The Ultimate Party
The Music Cafe

Post Christmas bluesWant a great night outPut Friday 19th February in your diary An evening of live pop music on stage at Music Cafe Leicester.Live performances on stage DJ and late barOver 18s onlySet to be a great evening Come along enjoy…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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20
FEB
"ROOTS CONFERENCE" - "YEARLY STEPPERS GATHERING"
The Music Cafe

Roots conference Holding regular events in UK ‐ Europe ‐ worldwide ....Bringing you the very best in roots & culture sound systems from UK and abroad....Presents:Yearly Roots steppers gathering make sure each n all brings uno skankin boots to this…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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21
FEB
THE THEO THE MOUSE SHOW
Concordia Theatre

From the writer of ITVs Sooty and Basil Brush comes a brand new hilarious and loveable creation ‐ Theo The Mouse. Wink Taylor has long been associated with two of televisions most famous puppets Sooty and Basil Brush with whom he tours…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07947 774967
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26
FEB
Funhouse Comedy Club
Hinckley Rugby Club

Friday night comedy in Hinckley. Fresh from winning the Best Small Club award at the 2016 Midlands Comedy Awards Funhouse Comedy Club is back at Hinckleys Rugby Club for more fun and laughter. Headlining the night is song writer animator and comedian…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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26
FEB
Blossoms
O2 Academy Leicester

Blossoms at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 26 February 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 service.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
FEB
Kingsize Live
The Music Cafe

Kingsize aim to bring back to audiences that solid rhythmic and powerful Ska sound of the old time greats and more recent ones and simply entertain the pants off you. If your feet dont tap and your body dont move youre…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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29
FEB
Peter Andre
De Montfort Hall

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAR
THE HISTORY BOYS
Concordia Theatre

One of the finest plays Alan Bennett has ever written ‐ Set in the 1980s The History Boys is a comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. An unruly bunch of bright funny sixth‐formers in pursuit of sex sport and a place at university;…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 613345
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02
MAR
Jason Donovan
De Montfort Hall

Jason Donovan at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 02 March 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jason Donovan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Onyx Live
The Music Cafe

Onyx is an American hip hop group from South Jamaica Queens New York. The group is composed of East Coast rappers Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr.DJs & Support to followLimited Earlybirds £10 www.2funkytickets.co.ukStandard £15More On the Door‐ See more at: http:www.themusiccafe.co.uklistingsonyx‐live‐312sthash.yeYfcI5b.dpuf…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07976 412759
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05
MAR
Chanel One Sound System
The Music Cafe

KONTAKT Presents...CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM... EXCLUSIVE 6 HOUR SOLO SESSIONFor this session we bring you an exclusive six hour solo session from one of the biggest sound systems in the UK playing both old and new for a night of heavy bass…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07976 412759
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11
MAR
80's Invasion Tour
De Montford Hall

The 80s are back Tony Denton Promotions bring together four of the decades most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80s Invasion tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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11
MAR
UK Burger Battle
The Music Cafe

After making waves in Birmingham and winning the award for Best Event of 20142015......... UK Burger Battle presents their second event in Leicester Sponsored by Deliveroo1 Ticket 2 Burgers ‐ Who Wins YOU DecideLEICESTER Vs LONDONThe Beefer ‐ LeicesterEquipped with nothing but…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07976 412759
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11
MAR
Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion
De Montfort Hall

Big Country Midge Ure 80s Invasion at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 11 March 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAR
House of Verse
The Music Cafe

Hip‐hop trip‐tropical spoken words and inflections absurd big‐bad beats comic herds and downtown boogie shepherds. Lets gather our spectrum and gawp at plectrums rave like a boss and move like mental floss. Art and party warmth and hearties. Miss it mistake…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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12
MAR
Trinity College Choir (Cambridge)
St Edith's Church

World‐renowned Trinity College Choir Cambridge and their conductor Stephen Layton will be performing at St Ediths Church in Monks Kirby near Rugby CV23 0QX at 7.00pm on Saturday 12 March 2016. The concert programme includes a recital of music by Byrd Tallis…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01788 832851
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14
MAR
SISTER ACT
Concordia Theatre

Whoopi is back in the habit for 3 weeks only from 10 August as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in the fantastic show Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is witness…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
MAR
ILUVLIVE
The Music Cafe

ILUVLIVE is a live music event that launched in London in June 2004 and has now become the UKs premier homegrown live music night. Jesse J Ed Sheeran Professor Green Maverick Sabre Tinie Tempah Plan B Taio Cruz Chipmunk Tinchy Stryder Katy…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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19
MAR
DUB MEETS JUNGLE DUB
The Music Cafe

DUB MEETS TOUR SERIES 1 DUB MEETS JUNGLE DUBLIVE UK TOUR 2016 ONE OF THE BIGGEST UNDERGROUND INDEPENDENT MUSIC TOURS & MOVEMENTS TO EVER SWEEP ACROSS THE UK CELEBRATING THE MUSIC & TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATIONFeaturing YOUNG WARRIORSOUND SYSTEMMighty Son Of…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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25
MAR
March of the Mods
The Music Cafe

MARCH OF THE MODS LEICESTER 2016FRIDAY MARCH 25THRASING MONEY FOR TEENAGE CANCER TRUST MUSIC: MOD CULTURE SKA 2TONE NORTHERN SOUL INDIE BRIT POP TROJAN RECORDS MOTOWN FUNK SPECIAL GUEST ACTOR GEORGE NEWTON AKA BANJO…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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26
MAR
Frozen Arabia
The Music Cafe

Ladies night to remember is backAn amazing evening of Arabic music dance and live entertainment.Belly dance party fantastic performances from some of the best Belly dance artists in the East Midlands stalls and more. Atmosphere of 1001 nights 1 stage …

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07976 412759
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02
APR
Collabro
De Montfort Hall

Collabro at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Saturday 02 April 2016. 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

08
APR
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
Concordia Theatre

By Gaetano DonizettiIn one of the most endearing Italian comic operas a love‐struck country bumpkin sets out to win a feisty socialites heart aided by a magic potion its wine and a doctor of dubious credentials. Donizettis light‐hearted comedy bubbles with effervescent…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 212416
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15
APR
Cast
O2 Academy Leicester

Liverpool band Cast were one of the major success stories of the 90s Britpop phenomenon combining strong songwriting skills with some of the best melodies of the era. Cast initially formed in 1992 led by…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
APR
Gregory Porter
De Montfort Hall

Gregory Porter born November 1971 is a Grammy Award winning American jazz vocalist songwriter and actor. Gregory Porter won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album Liquid Spirit.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
APR
CERI DUPREE - EYEcons
Concordia Theatre

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 847676
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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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