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

30
APR
GROOVE SANCTUARY with the King of Soul
2Funky Music Cafe ,

Booker T is influenced by such classical greats as Quincy Jones Barry White Masters at Work and Roger Sanchez ‐ this is an night not to be missed If youve not heard this amazing talent yet ‐ heres your opportunity…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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APR
One Big Day Out
De Montfort Hall

The picturesque De Monfort Hall Gardens creates a perfect back drop for a great day out packed with headline acts good food and beer. One Big Day Out provides the summer sound track of Funk & Soul Jazz Reggae and SkaFirst release…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07468 560117
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03
MAY
HALF A SIXPENCE
Concordia Theatre

Half a Sixpence must be classed as one of the great family musicals loaded as it is with show stopping numbers such as Flash Bang Wallop and Half a Sixpence this has something for everyone.…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 746520
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03
MAY
Citizen Khan
De Montfort Hall

Citizen Khan at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 03 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Citizen Khan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
MAY
Less Than Jake
O2 Academy Leicester

Less Than Jake at O2 Academy Leicester in Leicester on Wednesday 04 May 2016. 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

07
MAY
ABA SHANTI-I ... Playing The Sounds Of Jah Light
2FunkyMusic Cafe

ONTAKT is proud to bring you the mighty Aba Shanti‐i The king of both Leicester and Notting Hill carnivals playing an exclusive hour set on his own sound system. Sound system operator Aba Shanti I is a yearly highlight of Londons…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01162 559837
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07
MAY
Motown Magic Night
Emporium

10 DJs PLAYING FROM 8PM TILL2AM. ENTRY FEE IS £5 ON THEDOOR BEFORE 9 : 3 0PM & £ 7AFTER. THE MAIN ROOM WILL BEDEDICATED TO PLAYING TAMALAMOTOWN AND 60s 70s & 80sCLUB CLASSICS. THERE WILLALSO BE A SEPERATE ROOMDEDICATED NORTHERN SOUL.WE…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07831 458780
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08
MAY
Mum2mum Market Countesthorpe
Countesthorpe Village Hall

Mum2mum market run award winning baby and childrens nearly new sales Buy nearly new baby childrens and maternity clothes used toys and baby equipment at bargain prices direct from the previous owner Book a stall and sell your…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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14
MAY
DJ FICTION presents 70's/80's Disco Party
St. Peters Parish Hall

With a spectacular light show and the latest state of the art equipment DJ FICTION presents a great evening of music that you will all remember from the greatest artists of the 70s and 80s.To find out more information on DJ FICTION…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07939 976226
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16
MAY
Travis
De Montfort Hall

Travis at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Monday 16 May 2016. 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 Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAY
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE – TREADING THE BOARDS
Concordia Theatre

The story of two men father and son who made comedy television history. Last of the Summer Wine was the worlds longest running television comedy series. Bill Owen charmed audiences with his characterisation of Compo in the series for 27 years ‐…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 847676
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21
MAY
AN EVENING WITH ANITA HARRIS & Peter Gill (piano)
Concordia Theatre

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01455 847676
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21
MAY
The Biggest Northern Soul and Motown
King Power Stadium Leisester City Football Ground

This is the King Power Stadium home of Leicester City Football Club Saturday 21st May 2016 Northern Soul Motown Club Classic and Modern Soul all under one Roof Which has fantastic function rooms bars tv screens and most importantly state‐of‐the‐art…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07831 458780
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22
MAY
Diljit Dosanjh
De Montfort Hall

Diljit Dosanjh at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Sunday 22 May 2016. 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

23
MAY
Festival2Funky
2FunkyMusic Cafe

Festival2Funky 2016 Now in its 3rd year Festival2Funky will be a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts running from 23‐29 May 2016. This year the festival will expand from a 1 day to a 7 day festival based at 2Funky Music…

Location: 0.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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24
MAY
Adam Ant
De Montfort Hall

In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Sean Lock
De Montfort Hall

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Oadby Sausage and Cider Festival
Oadby Wyggestonians Rugby Club

. 2016 Oadby Sausage and Cider Festival WHEN Saturday May 28 ‐ Noon to 10pm Sunday May 29 ‐ Noon to 7pm WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Oadbys annual sausage and festival is back in 2016.…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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31
MAY
The Last Shadow Puppets
De Montfort Hall

The Last Shadow Puppets at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Tuesday 31 May 2016. 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. Let…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
When You Wish Upon a Star Dragon Boat Event
River Soar

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 0.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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05
JUN
Friday Night Comedy
Loughborough Town Hall

Consistently boasting the most interesting line ups in the country.Category: Arts Performing Arts Comedy.Artists Speakers: Junior Simpson Dave Longley Barry Dodds Pete Otway.URLs:Booking: http:atnd.it53862‐1Twitter: http:atnd.it53862‐2…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
JUN
Elton John
Lincolnshire Showground

Elton John is one of the top selling musical artists of all time and this fantastic musician is on his tour which is bound to sell out at all venues across the UK. Definitely…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Wuthering Heights
Bradgate Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01162 341850
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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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