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

16
DEC
Bottle Rocket Christmas Special
The Y Theatre

Now in its 10th year join us for our annual Christmas special ‐ four top comedians bringing you laughter and Christmas good cheer.This year headlined by SEANN WALSH...He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block Independent However dishevelled…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 557066
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16
DEC
The Force is Strong at Meridian Leisure Park
Meridian Leisure Park

The Force is strong at Meridian Leisure Park this SaturdayWith the impending release of the latest Star Wars movie Star Wars The Last Jedi Meridian Leisure Park in Leicester will be upping security this Saturday with help from The Empire. Visitors to…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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19
DEC
The Churchfitters
Bulkington Community & Conference Centre

The Churchfiitters is a folk band like no other. Back for the Annual Christmas Concert A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart‐wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot‐stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk‐rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 494094
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21
DEC
Speed Dating in Leicester
Bruxelles

Speed Dating in LeicesterHow Speed Dating in Leicester worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Leicester you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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28
JAN
Beaumanor Hall Wedding Fayre
Beaumanor Hall

Beaumanor Hall Wedding FayreSunday 28th January 201811am ‐ 3pmCome along to the stunning Beaumanor Hall to meet with some of the areas best wedding suppliers to discuss ideas for your special day.Suppliers include ‐ Bridal dresses Suit Hire Photography Florists Venue Dressing…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01572 755882
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02
FEB
John Bishop - Winging It
Leicester Arena

Event OverviewComedy superstar John Bishop has announced his long awaited return to stand‐up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It.Winging It will see John back on stage for his fifth UK & Ireland tour performing in his own inimitable style.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01163 269700
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17
FEB
Classical concert by Capriccio Ensemble
Ratcliffe College

Come and enjoy Gershwins Love walked in Korngolds Mariettas Lied a Haydn trio and the magnificent Brahms piano quintet and much more.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07889 081095
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17
FEB
Comedy Beer tour
Elephant and Castle Thurlaston

Like Beer Like Laughing Then this is the experience for you A minibus takes you to 5 pubs where you try 5 different beers where you learn more about them than just if you like the taste then you finish up at…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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17
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Cookie

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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18
FEB
The Beast Ten Year Triple, 15 Mile Race, Leicester
Aylesford Equine X Country Course

The Beast Ten Year Triple a one off chance to tackle 3 laps to celebrate 10 years of The Beast Tackle 40 ish whos counting obstacles usually meant for 4 legged animals per 5 mile lap including water mud hills water a…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: +447968 836549
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18
FEB
The Beast, 5 and 10 Mile Race, Leicestershire, 201
Aylesford Equine X Country Course

The Beast Double or Quit trail adventure mud run now in its 10th year Tackle 40 ish whos counting obstacles usually meant for 4 legged animals per 5 mile lap including water mud hills water a few surprises and did we…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: +447968 836549
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22
FEB
Jonathan Elston - Fat Boy Slim Pickings
Black Horse

Jonathan Elston is a fresh punchy gag‐driven comic who combines sharp joke writing and quirky observations with a youthful likability that charms his audience and endears him to any room. In this show Jonathan tells an inspirational tale of a young mans…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
FEB
Psychic Switch - Leicester
Regency Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Sun 25th Feb 2018 at the Regency Hotel Leicester LE2…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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12
MAR
Retreat 2
College Court Conference Centre

For the arts and cultural sector to thrive it needs to develop leaders with a good understanding of how to balance the needs of artists the organisation and the public.Retreat 2 will equip you with the strategic skills required to improve your…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01223 578078
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14
MAR
Psychic Switch - Loughborough
Ramada Loughborough Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Wed 14th March 2018 at the Ramada Resort Hotel Loughborough…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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11
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
De Montfort Hall

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATAStarring the international…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 333111
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12
APR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
De Montfort Hall

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 333111
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02
JUN
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run
Leicester Racecourse

Leicester we are coming back in 2018 Get ready to experience the ultimate 5k inflatable obstacle run in the UK. The course is packed with the some of the largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created.Pit your wits against ten giant…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02033 717156
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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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