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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Key Information

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

Tel: +44 (0)116 2522455

Opening Times

Box Office opening hours (30 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 19:00
Gallery opening hours (30 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Friday12:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Attenborough Cafe (30 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2024)
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.



Attenborough Arts Centre  Cafe - Eat & Drink in LeicesterAttenborough Arts Centre Café, Leicester City

Saturday, 13 April 2024 - Sunday, 19 May 2024

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Saturday, 13 April 2024 - Sunday, 26 May 2024

Unlocking The World ExhibitionUnlocking The World Exhibition
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Friday, 3 May 2024 - Friday, 3 May 2024

Nan, Me & Barbara Pravi by Hannah MaxwellNan, Me & Barbara Pravi by Hannah Maxwell
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Sunday, 5 May 2024 - Sunday, 5 May 2024

Seven.Circles presents Club OrigamiSeven.Circles presents Club Origami
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Friday, 10 May 2024 - Friday, 10 May 2024

Beautiful Evil Things by Ad InfinitumBeautiful Evil Things by Ad Infinitum
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Friday, 17 May 2024 - Friday, 17 May 2024

Daudi MatsikoDaudi Matsiko
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Friday, 24 May 2024 - Friday, 24 May 2024

Saturday, 25 May 2024 - Saturday, 25 May 2024

Spark Festival 2024: The Sticky Dance by Second Hand DanceSpark Festival 2024: The Sticky Dance by Second Hand Dance
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Monday, 10 June 2024 - Monday, 10 June 2024

Culture Talks: An Audience with Dr Gabriele FinaldiCulture Talks: An Audience with Dr Gabriele Finaldi
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Saturday, 27 April 2024 - Saturday, 27 April 2024

Craft & Art Fair 2024Craft & Art Fair 2024
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