Pay What You Think

We are offering you a fantastic selection of shows as Pay What You Think (PWYT), which will really open up our exciting performance programme to everyone: Don’t miss this opportunity to try something new for this season only.
Book your free ticket online or at our box office (0116 252 2455), then on the day of the show we will give you an envelope for you to pay what you think the show was worth and collect it after the performance.

 

September

  • scuffed shoes - man and women back to back sitting on the floor
  • Scuffed Shoes present

  • Do as I say, not as I do
  • Friday 22 September, 7pm
  • Pay what you think. 1 hour (14+ years)
  • Do as I say, not as I do is a performance-in-development incorporating dance, physical theatre, storytelling and comedy to explore the fears, the enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships through the lens of unreliable memories. Partners who each want to come out on top, and a territorial struggle over bed space. A performance that swings between the normal and the surreal; two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you.
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  • lots of people draped over each other
  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 24 September, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
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October

  • brights sparks mental health logo
  • House of Verse presents

  • World Mental Health Day Celebration
  • Saturday 7 October, 7pm
  • Pay what you think.  1 hour (16+ years)
  • Following a series of ten workshops with ‘House of Verse’ and Mental Health Service users we present to you a theatre show celebrating diversity and the power of the individual over adversity. Staged as part of Everybody’s Reading Festival 2017, we welcome members of the mental health community and their families and friends, the LGBT community, and other vulnerable groups. Inclusive of free refreshments and a raffle.
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November

  • lots of people draped over each other
  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 5 November, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
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  • man holding a pole with an inflatable shark on his back
  • On the Run Theatre presents

  • Tell Me Anything
  • Friday 10 November, 6pm. Pay what you think. 1 hour (14+ years)
  • David’s 15.  He’s doing OK. His girlfriend has an eating disorder but he’s doing OK. Combining rich storytelling with physical theatre, Tell Me Anything is tender, raw, brutally honest boy meets girl story – about a boy who’s trying to be a man and a girl who doesn’t want to be rescued.
    **** “Successfully, even rivetingly, comes to grips with the toll taken on a care-giver determined to save someone.” The Times. On The Run have performed across the UK and internationally, from Shanghai Contemporary Theatre Festival to London’s Southbank Centre. David Ralfe is an Associate Artist of In Good Company.
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  • black and white image of man screaming next to woman looking shocked
  • LaPelle's Factory in association with LittleMighty presents

  • The Black Cat
  • Thursday 16 November, 8pm . Pay what you think . 1 hour (16+ years)
  • (Part of Literary Leicester 2017)
  • A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining this macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes.  Together they take merciless liberties with the absent writer's words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet. Suspended between the hilarious and the horrific, this show revels in the darkness that hides just under the surface. It’s all gravely good fun, but be warned: it will get catty. Meow.
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  • text here and now with a love heart between
  • TETRAD presents

  • Here & Now
  • Saturday 25 November, 2pm – 11pm
  • Pay what you think at the day event / £10 performance. (16+ years)
  • Tetrad kicks off its new season with a bang! Here & Now is a day festival of participatory talks, workshops, improvisations and a headline performance.

December

  • someone lighting a dynamite
  • A Ship of Fools Theatre Company presents

  • Welcome to Paradise
  • Friday 8 December, 7.30pm . Pay what you think. 1 hour (14+ years)
  • Strap in for the Captain and Raoul’s hilarious, playful, anarchic, bouffon-clown rollercoaster ride to the darkest corners of Santa’s grotto which reveals the putrid mould under the tree.
    Ship of Fools bring their unique brand of theatre to the Attenborough Arts Centre for one night only. Expect danger, hilarity and horror in equal measure as they tap-dance back and forth over the lines of decency.
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  • Attenborough arts centre logo
  • Parkin and Deans Present

  • A Christmas Cracker!
  • Friday 15 December, 8pm
  • Pay what you think. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Except cheeky seasonal covers, gallons of goodwill and a host of special guests.
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  • lots of people draped over each other
  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 17 December, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
  • Book now

January

  • lots of people draped over each other
  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 21 January, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
  • Book now

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