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

02
AUG
Firework Champions
Stanford Hall

Firework Champions: Now in its 10th year right here at Stanford Hall ‐ 4 great firework displays 3 of the UKs best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01327 876037
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08
AUG
Strawberry Fields Festival 2014
Cattows Farm

When: 8th9th10th August 2014Where: Cattows Farm Heather Leicestershire LE67 2RF2014 will be our landmark 5th festival.Tickets for SFF 2014 will go on sale on Tuesday 1st October and were making quite a few changes. Tickets will now be sold on a 3…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07531 012892
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09
AUG
Holi ONE Colour Festival 2014 Day
Donington Park

Holi ONE Colour Festival 2014 Day at Donington Park in Derby on Saturday 09 August 2014. 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.…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
AUG
Holi ONE Colour Festival 2014 Day
Donington Park

Holi ONE Colour Festival 2014 Day at Donington Park in Derby on Saturday 09 August 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Holi ONE Colour Festival 2014 Day tickets so weve done…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
AUG
Blondie
O2 Academy Leicester

American rock band Blondie were at the forefront of the new wavepunk sounds of the mid‐1970s. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein founded the Blondie partnership and have incorporated into the band many other musicians…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
AUG
Stoke Fest 2014
Stoke Golding Recreation Ground

Stoke Fest is a FREE charity open air music festival with a wide variety of music from well known local bands on the main stage including The Kamikazes The Craic The Shreds Zaney J The 44s Micky Vegas and K64 and acts…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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03
SEP
Cate Le Bon
The Musician

Cate Le Bon at The Musician live on Wednesday 03 September 2014 in Leicester Leicestershire. For tickets to see Cate Le Bon at The Musician see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
SEP
Horticultural & Craft Show
The Community Centre

Our Horticultural & Craft Show is a competitive Show where trophies and prizes are awarded. It is a very well attended show with exhibits consisting of items such a Vegetables Flowers Floral Arrangements Pot Plants Home made Crafts and Childrens sections etc.…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07732 813256
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Hinckley Rock Choir
St Francis Community Centre

The Hinckley Rock Choir is led by choir leader Sarah Stephens. The Hinckley branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Hinckley community causes and events our nearby Rock Choir groups come…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Lutterworth Rock Choir
Upper Floor Hansom Room

The Lutterworth Rock Choir is led by Leicestershire based musician Sarah Stephens. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Lutterworth Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining our…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Loughborough Rock Choir
Main Hall

Your friendly local Loughborough choir is run by singerpianist 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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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Market Harborough Rock
Centenary Room Upstairs

The local Market Harborough choir is run by Leicestershire based musician Jessica Hunting. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Market Harborough Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
The Dunwells
Shed

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris Kodaline Kaiser Chiefs Dave Matthews since late last year and…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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17
SEP
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Loughborough Town Hall

Tickets for Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Loughborough Town Hall on the Wednesday 17 September 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Al Murray One Man One Guvnor live at Loughborough Town Hall see our list of…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Leicester Rock Choir
Oadby Trinity Methodist Church

The Leicester Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Stephens. The choir is for all ages and all the local Leicestershire branches of Rock Choir like ours come together to do incredible gigs like the 9500 seat Liverpool Arena and Guinness…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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19
SEP
Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
De Montfort Hall

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
SEP
Lee Mack
De Montfort Hall

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
SEP
Hinckley Classic Motorshow
Castle Street

Organised by Hinckley BID from 10am this coming Sunday September 22nd sees the return of Hinckley's ANNUAL CLASSIC MOTORSHOW held on Regent Street and surrounding areas. Last year 400 cars lorries bikes and scooters a working steam engine several pre‐war tractors and…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01455 698494
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23
SEP
John Bishop
De Montfort Hall

Scouse comedian John Bishop was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside winning the North West Comedy award for best stand‐up in 2004. Since then he has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
SEP
John Bishop Work In Progress
De Montfort Hall

John Bishop Work In Progress at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 23 September 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
SEP
Primal Fear
O2 Academy Leicester

Primal Fear at O2 Academy Leicester live on Saturday 27 September 2014 in Leicester Leicestershire. For tickets to see Primal Fear at O2 Academy Leicester see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
Tom Stade "Decisions Decisions" Tour 2014
The Y Theatre

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around.Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation and…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 557066
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03
OCT
Tom Stade 'Decisions Decisions' Tour
The Y Theatre

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around. Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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05
OCT
Love is in the Air Wedding Fayre
Holywell Park

Descend on to Holywell Park's new awe inspiring event this Autumn; a unique supplier showcase that will provide brides and grooms with exciting new ideas for their upcoming weddings through an unforgettable experience. Take a magical journey through Leicestershire's finest wedding suppliers…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01509 633030
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06
OCT
Level 42
De Montfort Hall

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Crazy for Gershwin
De Montfort Hall

Tickets for Crazy for Gershwin at De Montfort Hall on the Tuesday 07 October 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Crazy for Gershwin live at De Montfort Hall see our list of ticket comparison costs from box offices…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
OCT
Dawn French 30 Million Minutes
De Montfort Hall

Dawn French 30 Million Minutes at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 14 October 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Dawn French…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
OCT
Eliza and the Bear
O2 Academy Leicester

Eliza and the Bear at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Wednesday 15 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Eliza and the Bear tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
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

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

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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