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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.



Friday, 26 July 2019 - Sunday, 6 October 2019

Just looking, just checking on youLucy Jones: Awkward Beauty
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Sunday, 13 October 2019 - Sunday, 13 October 2019

The Rheingans SistersThe Rheingans Sisters
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Sunday, 13 October 2019 - Sunday, 13 October 2019

The Rheingans Sisters
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Sunday, 6 October 2019 - Sunday, 6 October 2019

Mission... Save the World
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Baron Von MuchausenThe Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen
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Thursday, 26 September 2019 - Thursday, 26 September 2019

John Hegley The PoetWORD! presents: John Hegley and the Bradgate Writers
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Sunday, 29 September 2019 - Sunday, 29 September 2019

Visual and sensory experience for childrenintotheclouds
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Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Saturday, 19 October 2019

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 - Thursday, 24 October 2019

Benn Clatworthy Quartet Leicester Jazz House: Benn Clatworthy Quartet
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Friday, 25 October 2019 - Friday, 25 October 2019

Grim reaperDeath - A Romantic Comedy
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Saturday, 26 October 2019

Sunday, 26 January 2020 - Sunday, 26 January 2020

Movement and musicMoonbeam on a Cat's Ear
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Kids Court
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Thursday, 17 October 2019 - Thursday, 17 October 2019

man holding baby in londonRevelations
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Sunday, 27 October 2019 - Sunday, 27 October 2019

Fafunia: Snoozy Stories
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Friday, 1 November 2019 - Friday, 1 November 2019

man in glassesFive Years
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Friday, 8 November 2019 - Friday, 8 November 2019

scary women and comedyEnter the Dragons
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Saturday, 2 November 2019 - Saturday, 2 November 2019

woman in burlesque outfitChicas Locas Halloween Burlesque Showcase
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Sunday, 3 November 2019 - Sunday, 3 November 2019

teenager chilling outThe Snug Club
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Sunday, 10 November 2019 - Sunday, 10 November 2019

Monday, 11 November 2019 - Monday, 11 November 2019

girl with puppetEmily Rising
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Friday, 15 November 2019 - Friday, 15 November 2019

Jeremy corbynA Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn
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Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Saturday, 16 November 2019

musician with sitarSounds from Kabul - A Musical Journey
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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
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Sunday, 24 November 2019 - Sunday, 24 November 2019

projector on a tableCinema Para-Discount
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Saturday, 26 October 2019

Arts and crafts fairAttenborough Arts Centre Craft, Art and Food Fair
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Friday, 22 November 2019 - Friday, 22 November 2019

Woman holding umbrellaEntanglement! An Entropic Tale
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Saturday, 7 December 2019 - Saturday, 7 December 2019

man playing guitar and woman singingLeicester Jazz House: John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe
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Friday, 4 October 2019 - Friday, 4 October 2019

figure of man with question mark
The Stand-Up Mystery Show
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