Attenborough Arts Centre



Performances, exhibitions, workshops and courses

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Theatre and Comedy: Spillikin

Men holding dancing puppet

Theatre and Comedy: Meet Fred

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Theatre and Comedy: Elephant & Castle

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Theatre and Comedy: Show Me the Money

Latest news

  • We are hiring a Part-Time Front of House Administrator! This is a permanent contract at grade 3, 0.5 (3 days a week). Apply on the University of Leicester's job site, application deadline is 27 February.
  • Be in with the chance to win £30 Amazon vouchers when completing our short survey about art and culture in Leicester before Friday 31 March.
  • We now sell gift vouchers for all occasions starting from just £5. Ask our Front of House staff for more details.
  • New University of Leicester staff and student guide out now to offer you the best alternative stress busting activities and the opportunity to meet new friends and develop new skills at our courses and workshops.
  • Book your place onto a great range of performance in our What's on guide for February - July 2017. Try a new creative course or workshop from our Creative Learning guide for April - September 2017
  • Become a Friend of Attenborough Arts Centre and give an annual donation from just £30 per year. Contact Seetal on for further information.

Opening hours and Parking

  • Box office: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 7pm. Open later during performances and classes.
  • Gallery: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm and Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm.
  • Attenborough Cafe: Open daily (later during performances and classes).
  • Balcony Gallery and shop: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 7pm and Saturday, 10am - 5pm and Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm
  • Parking: Four blue badge spaces available. FREE parking at the Medical Sciences Building next door after 6pm and at weekends. Pay and display on Lancaster Road.

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