Leicester Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Leicester? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Leicester with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Leicester and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Leicester, featuring the best of things to do in Leicester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Leicester fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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July 2021

Titanic Jazz at The Donkey

15 July @ 12:30 pm - 16 December @ 2:45 pm BST
The Donkey Bar, 203 Welford Road
Leicester, LE2 6BH Leicester
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Free

The Titanic Jazz Band play every Thursday lunchtime  at The Donkey Pub on Welford Road. A mix of Traditional and Swing Style Jazz. From 12.30pm until 2.45pm Lunches available.

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October 2021

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

21 October @ 2:00 pm - 24 October @ 3:00 pm BST
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£14

A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD Based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of…

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November 2021

The Lion, The Witch ad The Wardrobe

2 November @ 7:00 pm - 13 November @ 9:30 pm GMT
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £42

Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nation’s favourite book in 2019, is coming to Curve in November 2021. Step through the wardrobe next winter into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia,…

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Who Cares

8 November @ 7:45 pm - 10 November @ 9:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £14

The alarm rings. I take a breath. Then it starts Sitting at the back of the bus, skipping the lunch queue and skiving lessons. At school Nicole, Jade and Connor are just like everybody else. But when they get home, things are very different. Nicole started caring for her mum when she was four. Every morning Nicole helps her get washed, put on clothes and eat breakfast. Jade has always cared for her brother, but she never expected to look…

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Harpy

11 November @ 7:45 pm - 12 November @ 9:40 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £24

Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her; Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since. She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back. Anything at all. National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this…

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December 2021

The Smeds and The Smoos

1 December @ 4:30 pm - 31 December @ 2:30 pm GMT
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £14

A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back? Music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories – the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage. “An irresistibly funny and wise…

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A Chorus Line

3 December @ 7:30 pm - 31 December @ 10:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £45

The One Singular Sensation at Curve this Christmas! Join us for a sensational Christmas with a brand-new Made at Curve production of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line, directed by Nikolai Foster. New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, 18 performers are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut. The audition takes an unexpected turn as the director, Zach, invites the performers to open up about their lives and what brought…

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January 2022

The Rocky Horror Show

10th January 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 15th January 2022 @ 11:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £45

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to Curve in 2022 as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks…

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Waitress

24th January 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 29th January 2022 @ 10:39 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £47.50

‘Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie’ (The Times) as Chelsea Halfpenny (9 to 5 the Musical, BBC’s Casualty, ITV’s Emmerdale) stars in the hit musical comedy WAITRESS as Jenna, with Sandra Marvin (Waitress, ITV’s Emmerdale, Hairspray) playing Becky and Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Spring Awakening) as Dawn and Matt Willis (Busted, A Christmas Carol, Wicked) as Dr Pomatter. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges…

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February 2022

The Osmonds

3rd February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 6th February 2022 @ 4:45 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £42

You Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. The Osmonds: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade. From their star residency on The Andy Williams Show, to the arrival of Donny and Marie, The Osmonds lived a remarkable…

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