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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January 2022

Waitress

24 January @ 7:30 pm - 29 January @ 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

3 February @ 7:30 pm - 6 February @ 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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Meal One

8 February @ 10:30 am - 9 February @ 5:30 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £14

Meal One is an immersive and playful family show featuring Helbert, his Mum, a dog and a cat. We follow them as they prepare for the day by planting a plum stone in the bedroom floor. Naturally, a huge tree quickly fills the room, turning it into the best tree-house-playground ever. But when they go downstairs for Meal One – the first meal of the day – they discover a kitchen full of tree roots busily munching through anything edible they…

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

9 February @ 7:30 pm - 19 February @ 10:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £55

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny, and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill; Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison. When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live…

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Rachel Parris I Say, The Annual Comedy Conversation

11 February @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£15

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor, improviser, and presenter. She has appeared on Live At The Apollo, QI, Would I Like To You and Mock The Week as well as The Now Show, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and The News Quiz. She is also from Leicester. Join her as she chats with Festival Founding Director Geoff Rowe about her comedy career. Presented in association with Equity.

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Josephine

12 February @ 1:30 pm - 13 February @ 2:30 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£12

Josephine Baker. The little girl from Missouri who became an original 20th Century icon. Dancer, actor, activist, campaigner, spy and mother to the multicultural Rainbow Tribe, Josephine broke the mould and high-kicked the pieces to the kerb. But, almost 50 years after her death, Café Josephine, a down-at-heel New York diner dedicated to her memory, faces closure. Nobody remembers Josephine, who she was, what she did, what she stood for. With a sultry, Harlem Renaissance-inspired score, spring-heeled Charleston dancing and a…

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An Interview With Pam Ayres In Aid Of Big Difference

13 February @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£22.50

Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for almost 5 decades. Her radio career includes 6 series of Ayres On The Air, as well as many appearances on Just A Minute, and rarely, 2 appearances on Desert Island Discs. Recent appearances on TV include Countdown, Would I Lie To You, & her own series on Channel 5. She will chat with Festival Founding Director Geoff Rowe about how she got started and developed her career

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Oi Frog and Friends

16 February @ 1:30 pm - 20 February @ 11:30 am GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £14

LIVE ON STAGE ‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’ It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge? Join…

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Midlife Crisis (For Better Not Worse)

19 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown St
Leicester, Leceister Leicester
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£1 – £17.50

LEICESTER | SAT 19 FEBRUARY | SUE TOWNSEND THEATRE MIDLIFE CRISIS "For Better Not Worse" New Play by Alan Charles The kids are grown, the Mortgage paid, it's now their time that's the PROBLEM. Eugenie Burton Colin Burton Tray-Ann Rowe Samuel Bulgin GET YOUR EARLY BIRF TICKETS HERE https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/midlife-crisis-for-better-not-worse/10052897

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Comedy Heaven 2022

20 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£18

The spectacular finale show for Leicester Comedy Festival 2022 return to its spiritual home of Curve, in aid of Big Difference Company and Prostaid. Some of the best acts of the festival gather to raise money for good causes and see the festival out in style. Hosted by regular MC Mark Olver, featuring Aaron Simmonds, Priya Hall, Friz Frizzle and more special guests to be announced! Age Recommendation 16+

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