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

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

24
OCT
Rixton
O2 Academy Leicester

British PopRockR&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide…

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

04
NOV
Orphaned Land
Firebug

Orphaned Land at Firebug in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Orphaned Land tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
The Boomtown Rats
O2 Academy Leicester

The Boomtown Rats at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Tuesday 04 November 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 companies including…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Shane Filan
De Montfort Hall

Live music event at De Montfort Hall Leicester Leicestershire. To watch Shane Filan live at De Montfort Hall on the Wednesday 05 November 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the best ticket prices.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
Champions Of Magic
De Montfort Hall

Champions Of Magic includes 5 world class award winning entertainers performing everything from stage filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators' hands.Join our award winning team of tricksters swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery youll be…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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06
NOV
The Kooks
O2 Academy Leicester

Multi‐platinum selling guitar‐pop band The Kooks will tour Europe this autumn to coincide with the release of brand new album Junk of the Heart out September 12th.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Catfish and the Bottlemen
O2 Academy Leicester

Catfish and the Bottlemen at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Saturday 08 November 2014. 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: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Counting Crows
De Montfort Hall

Counting Crows are a very popular American folk rock band who perform a mix of eclectic and wide ranging mood of songs including Mr Jones and Round Here. With growing popularity in the UK…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
Example
O2 Academy Leicester

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
NOV
Marika Hackman
The Musician

Marika Hackman at The Musician in Leicester on Monday 10 November 2014. 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 tickets for…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
NOV
Mad Dog Mcrea - The Longer Road Tour
Duffy's Bar

Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk pop rock jazz bluegrass and shake your ass music. From self‐penned songs of adventure drinking love and life to traditional songs of gypsies…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01458 210954
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12
NOV
Pere Ubu
The Musician

Pere Ubu at The Musician in Leicester on Wednesday 12 November 2014. 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 tickets for…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
Dave Gorman
De Montfort Hall

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
NOV
Man Overboard
O2 Academy Leicester

Man Overboard at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Friday 14 November 2014. 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 tickets…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
NOV
Paloma Faith
De Montfort Hall

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
NOV
The Courteeners
O2 Academy Leicester

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
NOV
Bond Beyond
De Montfort Hall

Bond Beyond performs live at De Montfort Hall in Leicester Leicestershire on Sunday 16 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Bond Beyond at De Montfort Hall now.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
NOV
Joan Armatrading
De Montfort Hall

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions. Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

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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