Leicester has a vibrant theatre scene with budding writers and performers and ensures a fun time for the audiences with a variety of musicals, ballet, plays, film festivals and more. If you enjoy musicals check out Footloose and Chicago High School Edition at Sue Townsend Theatre and The Addam’s Family at The Little Theatre. Other interesting Leicester theatre shows are A Heart at Sea and Sick at Y Theatre, Shut Down at Curve Theatre and Russell Kane at De Montfort Hall If you are keen to join the Leicester Theatre circuit and are looking for some performing arts schools and workshops, look no further. The Greatest Showman Workshop is a 4 day Easter Expressive Arts Course at Leicester Vocal Tech comprising singing, dance & drama. Another workshop you can check out is the weekly drama classes, Leicester Youth Theatre conducts these regularly at Tesco Extra Community Space. Stars Performing Arts Leicester and Leicester College of Performing Arts are some more performing arts schools you can check out. Leicester Theatre Group, a non-profit charity run by experienced theatre professionals, produce professional standard youth theatre productions giving students practical experience of the professional world of theatre. If you are keen to perform straight up, head over to Haymarket Theatre to audition for upcoming plays.
The curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre that produces and hosts a diverse programme of musicals, plays, dance and opera creating outstanding and award-winning theatrical experiences. The Little Theatre, running for over 90 years is a predominantly voluntary run organization, home to the Leicester Drama Society (LDS) and has a studio area, the Moyra Haywood Studio, which hosts niche productions. The Drama society performs and produces twelve in-house shows every year along with a consistently popular pantomime, performed in the 350 seat auditorium. The Haymarket Theatre is a multi-purpose venue available for theatre productions, e-sports tournaments, live music, awards, parties, and conferences. The main auditorium has a seating capacity of 900 and has newly installed sound desks and lighting systems, along with a café, licensed bar, and a TV gallery. Sue Townsend Theatre has a rich history in the performing arts and a stellar cast of leading British actors and actresses have performed at the theatre and regularly hosts events organized by local and national arts, music, theatre, and dance companies. Upstairs at Western is Leicester’s only pub theatre and regularly showcases some beautiful musicals like Home and some captivating plays like Between Us and Yes, Please, Thank you.S
National Student Drama Festival is an annual festival in Leicester for people aged between 16-25 who love theatre. It is an opportunity to show your work, learn, discuss, write and try something new. The Annual Short Cinema Festival showcases established and emerging talent from across the Midlands and beyond, creating an exciting mix of films across genres, styles, and budget. The Festival provides local writers, producers, and directors an opportunity to exhibit their work on the big screen to a discerning audience of film-lovers. The Indie Filmmaker Showcase is a platform for emerging talent and pioneering independent filmmakers from around the globe. The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is a weeklong festival running featuring performances, music, poetry, talks, discussion forums as well as art and films concerning human rights issues. UK Asian Film Festival celebrates the very best in films with a link to South Asian culture, its vibrancy and its many dimensions including people, places, and stories.