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

02
JUL
Soul Essential
2FunkyMusic Cafe

A night of 80s SoulFunk90s RnbModern Soul & Classic Grooves with music by Dj Bigger Black Vinyl Magic Dj Barney BSOULSeSEKURE Dj Big G Live PA Rose Vincent. Bigger has picked up such awards as Best Soul and Best R&B DJ…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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05
JUL
Jim Jefferies
De Montfort Hall

Jim Jefferies at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 05 July 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jim Jefferies live in the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
JUL
Wellbeing Yoga Music Vegetarian Vegan!
Stanford Hall

Yoga Connects Festival 14 ‐ 17 July 2016 at Stanford Hall EstateAn international yoga festival dedicated entirely to the joys of yoga will take place in the grounds of Stanford Hall Estate outside Rugby only 48 minutes north of London. Voted by…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07940493141,07866 385366
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16
JUL
Radio2funky Presents S.A.S.A.S.A.S
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Radio2funky Presents S.A.S.A.S.A.S SKIBADEE ‐ SHABBA D ‐ HARRY SHOTTA ‐ STORMIN PHANTASY ‐ MACKY GEE This is the first in a series of radio2funky events; watch out for some more amazing artists brought to you by radio2funky across various…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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16
JUL
Star Shaped Club - Leicester Launch Party
O2 Academy Leicester

STAR SHAPED CLUB is Britains Biggest & Best Britpop Night and were coming to Leicester and were bringing SHED SEVENs RICK WITTER with usSat July 16th at The O2 Academy LeicesterStar Shaped is the biggest and best Britpop night in the country…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07480 856751
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21
JUL
HMS Pinafore
Leicester Curve Theatre

The much‐loved highly‐acclaimed all‐male H.M.S. Pinafore is embarking on an extensive UK Tour to ensure no‐one misses the boat. Join the hilarity of Gilbert and Sullivan with the award‐winning company that brought you the all‐male productions of The Pirates of Penzance…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
JUL
Ghostbusters are visiting Merida Leisure Park!
Meridian Leisure Park

As seen in the original 1984 film the white and red Ghostbusters car was driven through the streets of New York catching ghosts. Have cameras at the ready to grab a photo with the iconic car between 4 9pm the perfect…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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22
JUL
It's a 90's ting
2Funky Music Cafe ,

100 FREE EVENT Hi all .... this is part 4 of its a 90s ting and what a special reason for this one ... not only is it back at its home the music cafe but this is our 2nd birthday of…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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23
JUL
Just The Tonic Saturday Night Comedy - Leicester
Leicester Adult Education College

LEE NELSON ‐ WORK IN PROGRESS FOR 2017 TOUR.A unique opportunity to come and see me perform some brand new material in an intimate venue for not much money before its any good.Just the Tonic Leicesters regular comedy club has found a…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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23
JUL
Plant Culture
Attenborough Arts Centre

Bringing together different artistic representations ofplant life in modern and contemporary art Plant Culture will investigate the relationship between humans and plants.The exhibition includes work by some of the United Kingdoms most recognisable artists and includes over 20 artworks drawn from the…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01162 522455
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23
JUL
Roots Conference
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Roots Conference Holding regular events in the UK Europe Worldwide.Bringing you the very best in Roots & Culture sound systems from the UK and Abroad..Presents :Yearly Kings Earthstrong Gathering 3 Sounds will be ilebrating his imperial majesty…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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30
JUL
Blaby Sausage and Cider Festival
Vipers Rugby Football Club

. WHEN Saturday July 30 ‐ Noon to 10pm Sunday July 31 ‐ Noon to 6pm WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Blabys annual sausage and cider festival is back in 2016. 30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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03
AUG
NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
De Montfort University

. CONFERENCE TRACKThe UK 2016 International Conference offer Seventeen Tracks with regards to the conference theme mentioned above:‐ Track One: Emerging Trends in Learning Education and Teaching ETLET‐ Track Two: Emerging Trends in Economics Business and Management ETEBM‐ Track Three: Emerging Trends…

Location: 0.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07024 021886
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09
AUG
JULIAN MARLEY LIVE!
2FunkyMusic Cafe

The son of the legendary Bob Marley international Reggae musician with 187 000 twitter followersAs part of his uk tour and in conjunction with his new album this is a fantastic opportunity to catch Julian Marley live with his full band..…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 412759
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17
AUG
Leicester Oktoberfest 2016
Abbey Park

. Welcome to the Leicester Oktoberfest 17.08.16‐21.08.16 Welcome to the Leicester Oktoberfest which will be in Abbey Parkuse entrance St. Margarets way. During five wonderful days 17.08‐21.08 we celebrate in a tent with space for 1500 people. Entrance is free Wednesday Thursday…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02032 391408
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08
SEP
The Enemy
O2 Academy Leicester

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
SEP
Sarah Millican
De Montfort Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
OCT
Romesh Ranganathan
De Montfort Hall

Romesh Ranganathan at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Saturday 01 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
OCT
UB40
De Montfort Hall

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

17
OCT
Jamie Lawson
De Montfort Hall

Jamie Lawson at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Monday 17 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jamie Lawson live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
Lovers Rock Monologues
2FunkyMusic Cafe

Celebrating Black History Month 2016 Punch Records present three living legends who transformed the sound of UK Reggae. The LOVERS ROCK MONOLOGUES brings the sound of timeless music from the 80s into the Rep theatre for one night only. Featuring icons of…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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31
OCT
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
De Montfort Hall

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since. The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
NOV
The Queen Extravaganza
De Montfort Hall

The Queen Extravaganza at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 02 November 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Queen Extravaganza live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
The Specials
De Montfort Hall

Coventrys finest THE SPECIALS have announced a European and UK tour for Autumn 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd December 2010. When The Specials kicked off the first night of their…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Catherine Tate
De Montfort Hall

Catherine Tate at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Friday 04 November 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
KT Tunstall
De Montfort Hall

Edinburgh born Katie Victoria Tunstall first rose to fame ten years ago with her hugely successful folkrock acoustic sound and vocal talents. She appeared on Later...With Jools Holland singing Black Horse and the Cherry Tree…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
David Essex
De Montfort Hall

Legendary singer actor and composer David Essex is back on the road in an eagerly awaited concert tour.David will take a candid journey through his amazing forty year career in his OVER THE MOON AND…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
The Wailers
O2 Academy Leicester

The unique downbeat style of Jamaica lives on in the reggae groves of The Wailers. After legend Bob Marleys death in 1981 this former Marley back‐up band began its own journey with an evolving ensemble…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
NOV
Rebecca Ferguson
De Montfort Hall

Rebecca Ferguson a singer songwriter from Liverpool first caught publics eye in 2010 when she was fighting her way to the stars in the popular star search show The X Factor where she finished as…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
NOV
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
De Montfort Hall

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Wednesday 16 November 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Michael Ball Alfie Boe live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

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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