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

31
MAR
Simple Minds
De Montfort Hall

Scottish rock band Simple Minds were at the peak of their popularity in the early 1990s. The band are thought to have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and are famed for 80s…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
APR
Gurdas Maan
De Montfort Hall

Gurdas Maan at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 03 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Gurdas Maan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
APR
Three One Act Plays and a Fish and Chip Supper
The Palace Theatre

Three One Act Plays and a Fish and Chip supper. These are the entries into this year Leicestershire and Warwickshire One Act Play Festival. The Canary Cage: Drama: By Diane Raffle. Three women trapped together all with a story and all connected…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 631235
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09
APR
Blue
De Montfort Hall

Blue at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 09 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Blue tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
Lee Scratch Perry
O2 Academy Leicester

If this was a specially exhausting night for you you are in for a treat. Everyone get ready to get real steady for in a moment we will be welcoming a living legend Lee Scratch…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
APR
Bars and Melody
O2 Academy Leicester

Bars and Melody at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 10 April 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: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
Extreme Stunt show
Racecourse

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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19
APR
Mike The Mechanics
De Montfort Hall

Mike The Mechanics at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Sunday 19 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mike The Mechanics live…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
APR
The Social Media Business Club
Grosvenor Casino Leicester

The Social Media Business Club: Leicester LE1.Local Online Marketing and So Lo Mo Social Local Mobile Marketing....Will This Drive Your Sales 8.30. We will kick off with serious business networking ‐ There will be complimentary tea and coffee…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07930 330125
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30
APR
The Strypes
O2 Academy Leicester

The Strypes at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Thursday 30 April 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
MAY
Burbage Community Arts Festival (BCAF)
Various Venues in and around Burbage, Hinckley

Burbage Community Arts Festival is a two‐week long celebration of over eighteen diverse arts and entertainment events for all including:Classical and Popular music live Comedy Stand‐up Storytelling Painting Demonstrations Cinema Folk concerts Jazz and Blues Piano Art Exhibition and sale 1940s dance…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07876 216872
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05
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
De Montfort Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 05 May 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAY
Mary Black
De Montfort Hall

Mary Black at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Thursday 07 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mary Black live in the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Bryan Ferry
De Montfort Hall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
Loughborough Town Hall

Direct from last years Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristols 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 Ballets 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

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

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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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

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

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

12
NOV
Alan Carr
De Montfort Hall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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