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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November 2022

The Wizard of Oz

19th November 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8th January 2023 @ 2:15 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £45

Click your heels together three times and say, ‘there’s no place like Curve this Christmas’. Join Dorothy and Toto as they are swept up from sepia-soaked Kansas and transported over the rainbow to the technicolour wonderland of Oz. On her adventure down the Yellow Brick Road Dorothy meets new friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion who help her on her way, but the villainous and frightfully glamourous Wicked Witch has other plans for Dorothy, and in Oz – nothing is quite…

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December 2022

Dear Santa Live!

1 December @ 10:30 am - 14 December @ 2:30 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £16

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve. From the author of the well-loved children’s book Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell, comes Dear Santa and it’s LIVE! This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2+ and who believe in Santa. To spread the Christmas cheer; every…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

16 December @ 10:30 am - 31 December @ 11:30 am GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £16

Four timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show. Dive into Eric Carle’s bright and colourful world as his beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music. Featuring your favourite titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Age guidance: Audience members range from 6 months to 96 years old. We recommend…

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January 2023

Death Drop: Back in the Habit

17th January 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 21st January 2023 @ 11:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £40.50

Death Drop is Back In the Habit with a killer drag murder mystery Nun of you asked for… Illustrious drag queen Cheryl Hole and drag king superstar LoUis CYfer lead an all-drag cast in the killer comedy Death Drop: Back In The Habit. A gaggle of fabulous Nuns are trapped in their convent with a serial slayer slashing their way through the Sisters in this all new follow up to the five-star, smash hit West End comedy. As the clues are unearthed by Sis Marple in…

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March 2023

Room on the Broom

1st March 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5th March 2023 @ 12:00 pm GMT
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £16

IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two just as…

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Girl From the North Country

7th March 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11th March 2023 @ 10:00 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £45

The double Olivier and Tony award-winning West End and Broadway smash-hit tours the UK and Ireland for the first time. Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in Girl from the North Country. A heart-breaking and universal story about family and love, hailed by the Observer as the ‘No.1 theatre show of the year’. It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a…

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April 2023

Hey Duggee! Live

14th April 2023 @ 10:00 am - 15th April 2023 @ 4:30 pm BST
Hey Duggee! Live, Curve Theatre, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £21

SQUIRRELS GET READY! Everyone’s big lovable dog Hey Duggee is touring for the first time EVER and here’s your chance to see him! Hey Duggee – the live theatre show is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee and the Squirrels plus many more of your favourite characters! Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and they all want you to join them at the…

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