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The Y


The Y

Leicester’s oldest surviving theatre plays host to an eclectic programme of live music, comedy, performance and spoken word with around 14,000 visitors a year.

The Y Theatre, meeting room and sports facilities are available to hire for conferences, parties and live entertainment events. The flexible auditorium allows for intimate candle-lit cabaret, rows or open dance floor to create the perfect atmosphere to fit the occasion. Featuring a fixed seat balcony with a great view of the stage, the capacity of the venue ranges from 260 to 350.

The Y supports a growing number of emerging and experienced local performers, writers and artists through developmental programmes and showcases, as well as engaging young people in creative activities. 14/48 is part of the programme twice a year and aims to create an environment for professional artists to collaborate by writing, rehearsing and performing 14 plays in 48 hours.

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Key Information

7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY

Tel: +44 (0)116 2557066

Opening Times

* The Y Theatre and bar open one hour prior to the start time of each scheduled show. On event nights the box office will remain open up to one hour prior to the scheduled show, up to 9pm.



Friday, 3 September 2021 - Friday, 3 September 2021

Lloyd Griffith: Not Just A Pretty FaceLloyd Griffith: Not Just A Pretty Face
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Sunday, 20 June 2021 - Sunday, 20 June 2021

Simon and Garfunkel: Through the YearsSimon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
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Saturday, 14 August 2021 - Saturday, 14 August 2021

G2 Definitive GenesisG2 Definitive Genesis
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Thursday, 2 September 2021 - Thursday, 2 September 2021

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
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Saturday, 4 September 2021 - Saturday, 4 September 2021

Here I Go Again - with Whitesnake's Bernie MarsdenHere I Go Again - with Whitesnake's Bernie Marsden
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Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Dean Friedman - In Concert, plus Special Guest: Boothby GraffoeDean Friedman - In Concert, plus Special Guest: Boothby Graffoe
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Thursday, 9 September 2021 - Thursday, 9 September 2021

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About UsMark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
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Thursday, 16 September 2021 - Thursday, 16 September 2021

Alan Barnes + ElevenAlan Barnes + Eleven
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Friday, 17 September 2021 - Friday, 17 September 2021

Oysterband LiveOysterband Live
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Sunday, 19 September 2021 - Sunday, 19 September 2021

Gary Meikle - SurrealGary Meikle - Surreal
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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Scummy Mummies Show
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Thursday, 23 September 2021 - Thursday, 23 September 2021

John Smith live performanceJohn Smith
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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Ed Byrne – If I'm Honest…Ed Byrne – If I'm Honest…
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Thursday, 30 September 2021 - Thursday, 30 September 2021

Sindhu Vee: AlphabetSindhu Vee: Alphabet
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