Leicester Events Calendar

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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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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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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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The Crooners

25 February @ 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £24

Crooners is the music show bringing all your much-loved, Big Band hits to the stage with a splendiferous injection of hilariousness! Packed with personality and humour, Crooners has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one-liners, laugh-out-loud silliness and much loved crooner classics as they weave their way through an impressive back catalogue of hits including Come Fly With Me, Beyond the Sea, Fly Me to the Moon, Mac the Knife and many, many more. Featuring the 9 piece The Mini Big Band live on stage,…

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Beautiful

28 February @ 7:30 pm - 12 March @ 10:00 pm GMT
Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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£10 – £45

Celebrate the Beautiful music of Carole King in this new Made at Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster. Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she reached her twenties she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing…

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March 2022

Billionaire Boy

15 March @ 7:00 pm - 19 March @ 9:30 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £25

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes this amazing production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy! Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he…

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