As spring rolls around there’s loads happening across the city and county. Tons of great theatre and music to enjoy, and some fantastic exhibitions in our museums. Read on and find out more!

Try some theatre

At Curve from 1-9 March is the Tony award-winning play Come From Away, based on the remarkable true story of Gander, Newfoundland, a small Canadian town that welcomed 7,000 stranded air passengers into their homes in the wake of 9/11.

From the 4-9 March, enjoy an evening of suspense, deception, and intrigue at the Little Theatre as Fredrick Knott's classic thriller Dial M for Murder comes to the stage. And you can follow the Yellow Brick Road all the way to Loughborough! From 5-9 March, come and enjoy this faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company of the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz.

Step into the crazy world of Basil, Sybil and Manuel with the Fawlty Towers weekend at Sketchley Grange. Arrive for Saturday lunch where you will be greeted by the motley crew, who will check you into your rooms before Afternoon Tea (no Waldorf Salad!) You will then experience the Fawlty Towers Show, a fabulous 3 course meal, followed by a disco.

Three big name shows are coming to Curve this spring, firstly Life of Pi, running from 12-17 march brings the award winning novel to life on stage, then from 19-23 March the original cast members bring the iconic BAFTA and EMMY award-winning comedy Drop The Dead Donkey back to life. And finally, it’s time to leave your hat on and dance in the aisles as The Full Monty returns to the theatre. Running from 26-30 March, it’s the perfect time to celebrate a group of lads trying to regain their dignity.

Stand up and one man shows

The Comedy Festival may be over but there are plenty of comedy and one-person shows coming up. First up on 1 March is The Magic of Terry Pratchett, created and performed by author and comedian Marc Burrows who takes you on a journey through the author’s life and work, based on his Locus Award-winning biography and officially endorsed by Sir PTerry’s estate.

Star of our screens and intrepid explorer Ben Fogle comes to De Montfort Hall on 19 March with his show Wild which tells the extraordinary true stories of Ben’s amazing encounters with people and animals, and how they changed his life.

At the Y Theatre on 23 March, Host of hit political podcast The Political Party Matt Forde brings his wit, impressions and satirical excellence to explore the dark comedy horror that is British politics, ahead of the next election. Tickets are still available for Matt Forde Inside No 10.

Rob Brydon is famed for his comedy, but he’s coming to Curve on 24 March with his superb 9-piece orchestra in a very special evening as Rob shares his personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back.

Things can only get better as celebrity scientist (and D:Ream keyboardist!) Professor Brian Cox comes to expand your mind at De Montfort Hall on 29 March. Horizons is a celebration of our civilisation, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future


It’ll be hit after hit at the O2 Academy on the 22 March as 90s Britpop legends Dodgy headline. Make sure you get your tickets before they sell out! Also on this day The Coral are celebrating the 21th anniversary of their eponymous debut album, and you can see singer and songwriter James Skelly and keyboardist Nick Power discussing it at the Y Theatre. Expect an evening of conversation, audience questions and acoustic songs.

The Vaselines were favourites of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and you can see the legendary Scots duo at the Musician on the 25 March. Also coming to the Musician on the 30 March is 90s cult hero Ginger Wildheart. As frontman of The Wildhearts he was one of the greatest singer songwriters of the Britrock era and he’ll be performing songs from his whole career acoustically at this show.


Leicester Museums have some fantastic and fascinating exhibitions going on throughout the Spring. A tribute to the graffiti artists of New York and the Subway trains that became their canvas, Paint to Pixel is an interactive and digital exhibition that will blow your mind, with life size digital recreations of the artworks which shaped the street art scene. Don’t miss this at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery!

Also at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, This Golden Mile is a photographic tribute to the Indian communities and people of Leicester’s Melton Road and is there until the end of March. Popping to the Shops at Newarke Houses Museum pays tribute to the ‘most diverse street in Britain’, telling the story of the shops and the people of Narborough Road and it has just been extended until the end of the summer.

Over at Abbey Pumping Station on Sunday 3 March Steam Toys in Action will see vintage vehicles, the majestic Beam Engine running at full steam and 50p trips on the museum’s brilliant Steam Locomotive. You’ll also be able to get freshly fried chips from the coal fired Chip Van!

The National Space Centre has an amazing weekend for Lego aficionados as the Brickish Weekend returns for 2024 on 9 & 10 March. With chances to see some incredible Lego creations and get hands on with giant builds, and of course buy rare sets from the on-site traders.

The Jewry Wall Real Roman experience is due to reopen this autumn and a special talk on 12 March at the Guildhall reveals the story of its excavation. Join Matthew Morris, as he presents ‘Kathleen Kenyon and the Jewry Wall’.


Aside from Leicester City looking to top the Championship as they return to the Premier league and Leicester Tigers in Premiership action, there are a few other special sporting occasions to note.

On the 3 March get ready to run as the Leicester 10k returns to the city. Setting off from Jubilee Square and taking in some of the city’s most iconic parks and buildings, there’s still time to lace up your trainers and sign up for this middle-distance run. Sign up here.

Spend an evening at the Mattioli Leicester Arena with a host of Leicester City Legends. On 15 March, join Martin O'Neil, Emile Heskey, Matt Elliott, Gerry Taggart, Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh as they reminisce over Leicester City’s mid-90s golden era where they had a taste of glory with successive top ten finishes, two league cup wins and a UEFA cup campaign.




  1. Jeembo
    Runforall sounds like a whole load of fun! Been doing social runs with local folks back in TX for a few years(first found out about em while picking up men's running shoes at , apparently store itself was hosting those!)

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