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

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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17
FEB
Just The Tonic: 25 Acts for Ā£25!
Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall

A show to celebrate 25 years of Leicester Comedy Festival. We bring you a whopping 25 comedians all under one roof. Loads of exciting acts TBAJust the Tonic Comedy Club has returned to its regular home in Leicester. This former Methodist preaching…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03302 201212
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17
FEB
Richard vs Alf - International Joke-Off
The Soundhouse

Part of the Leicester Comedy Festival 2018.Two of the South Wests finest one liner comics take each other on to be crowned International Joke Off Winner by the audience. In one corner there is Alf from Devon with his sharp one liners…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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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23
FEB
Just The Tonic: 7 Acts for Ā£7!
Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall

Just the Tonic brings you 7 comedians each Friday during The Leicester Comedy Festival for £7. A total bargain of a mixed bill showJust the Tonic Comedy Club has returned to its regular home in Leicester. This former Methodist preaching hall was…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03302 201212
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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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03
MAR
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall

Just the Tonic Comedy Club has returned to its regular home in Leicester. This former Methodist preaching hall was built in Victorian Times and for the last 50 years has been kept hidden from the public. Come and see what the council…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03302 201212
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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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17
MAR
ABBA Tribute Band - Sensation
Century Theatre

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show which combines costume changes lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.A great evenings entertainment…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: (01530) 278444
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22
MAR
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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24
MAR
STIHL TIMBERSPORTSĀ® taster weekend
Brooksby Melton College

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS the international extreme sports competition series will host a taster weekend at Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire in a bid to find the sports next generation of elite STIHL TIMBERSPORTS athletes. The sport which evolved out of the global timber…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Sports

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30
MAR
Meal, Comedy Show and Disco
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa Hinckley Leicestershire.A brand new full night out with comedy a two course meal and a disco in Hinckley featuring a top line up of comedians. Line‐up to be announced soon. Fancy extending the experience and staying…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07989 454817
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06
APR
The King In Vegas - As performed by Gordon Davis a
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

Viva Las Vegas.... Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa welcome Elvis as performed by Gordon Davis and full live band performing songs from Elviss Las Vegas years.Gordon Davis is known as one of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world. Since winning…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07864 827543
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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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19
MAY
Film Night & Fish Supper
Bulkington Community & Conference Centre

Cal Weaver Steve Carell is living the American dream. He has a good job a beautiful house great children and a beautiful wife named Emily Julianne Moore. Cals seemingly perfect life unravels however when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 494094
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25
MAY
3 Kings -An Evening with Nigel Benn, Steve Collins
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa in association with Kong Events welcome 3 Kings of British Boxing for a very special evening.Nigel Benn The Dark Destroyer ‐ Former two weight world champion WBO Middleweight 1990 WBC Super Middleweight Title 1992‐1996Steve Collins The…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07724 254741
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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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24
JUN
Watch England vs. Panama with Paul "Gazza" Gascoig
Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

Join Kong events and Paul Gazza Gascoigne for England VS PanamaPaul John Gascoigne the English former professional football player and manager. He is also known by his nickname Gazza. He earned 57 caps during his England career and has been described by…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07724 254741
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21
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
LEICESTER De Montford Hall

Queen Extravaganza described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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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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