Leicester

Welcome to Leicester

Situated on the River Soar, Leicester is a city in the East Midlands. With a population of over 330,000, it is the tenth largest city in England and has an historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to reach by road. You can also fly in to East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stretching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

18 Feb 2016Commentary

Film and animation combine with live performance in ‘Commentary’, an exciting new cinematic event which draws upon a wealth of local Leicester talent. Comedians, poets, musicians and more perform against a backdrop of films and stunning animations. 
 
A multimedia mashup not to be missed.
 

25 Feb 2016AS YOU LIKE IT at Pheonix

National Theatre Live - Stage on Screen 
 
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change with Rosalie Craig (pictured) as Rosalind. 
 
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives 
in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. 
 
There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
 

9 Mar 2016Brendan Cole at De Montfort Hall

Always a sell-out in Leicester, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his latest show A Night To Remember.  
 
Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host throughout as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, this is 2016’s must-see show!
 

15 Mar 2016 - 26 Mar 2016The Bodyguard

"London's best musical." ***** Sunday Mirror 
 
The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016 starring three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke* as Rachel Marron. Direct from its smash-hit West End run, the show is coming to Leicester for two weeks only!  
 
A ”brilliant!” (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Jesus Loves Me, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You. 
 
*Alexandra Burke is not scheduled to perform at midweek or Saturday matinees including any revised matinee performances. Please check website for full performance schedule.
 
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