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Attenborough Arts Centre, See & Do in Leicester

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Attenborough Arts Centre


Attenborough Arts Centre

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre is a pioneering place to make and see art.

The galleries host three major exciting and inspiring contemporary art exhibitions each year. Alongside each exhibition is a a series of regular free lectures, debates, talks, tours and family workshops.

They have a friendly and experienced team who are happy to assist and inform visitors about their range of year-round activities including courses, workshops, contemporary art, performance, dance and live music.

Building on its historic connections to the Attenborough family, the centre is a lively and engaging place to spot new talent, entertain children, learn a new skill, buy jewellery, prints and craft by local makers or simply meet up with friends and family over a coffee in the Attenborough café.    

The arts centre prides itself on being accessible and inclusive. It is fully accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There is an induction loop hearing system available in all rooms and a Changing Places facility. At the front of the building there are four blue badge parking bays which can be booked in advance. 


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Visitor Details

Key Information

University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Tel: +44 (0)116 2522455

Opening Times

Box Office opening hours (30 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 19:00
Gallery opening hours (30 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Friday12:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Attenborough Cafe (30 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Friday09:30 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* The Box office and cafe are open later during performances and classes. Cafe times vary one weekends.



Sunday, 26 January 2020 - Sunday, 26 January 2020

Movement and musicMoonbeam on a Cat's Ear
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Sunday, 22 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

baby listening to story
Fafunia: Snowy Stories
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Friday, 29 November 2019 - Friday, 29 November 2019

Man throwing blocksFallen Fruit
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Thursday, 5 December 2019 - Thursday, 5 December 2019

girl with headphonesLoop
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Thursday, 30 January 2020 - Thursday, 30 January 2020

jamie thrasivoulouWORD! presents: Jamie Thrasivoulou
more info

Sunday, 24 November 2019 - Sunday, 24 November 2019

projector on a tableCinema Para-Discount
more info

Friday, 22 November 2019 - Friday, 22 November 2019

Woman holding umbrellaEntanglement! An Entropic Tale
more info

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - Saturday, 7 December 2019

man playing guitar and woman singingLeicester Jazz House: John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe
more info

Thursday, 9 January 2020 - Thursday, 9 January 2020

Matt Ridley QuintetMatt Ridley Quintet
more info

Saturday, 9 November 2019 - Sunday, 23 February 2020

Painting by Sargy MannSargy Mann: Let it be felt that the painter was there
more info

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