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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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Visitor Details

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.



Saturday, 28 May 2022 - Saturday, 28 May 2022

Gary Delaney posterGary Delaney: Gary in Punderland
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Saturday, 29 January 2022 - Saturday, 29 January 2022

An image of a lady in a purple dressShaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!
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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 - Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Protomartyr at a tableThe Cookie Presents: Protomartyr
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Saturday, 16 April 2022 - Saturday, 16 April 2022

Kiri Pritchard McCleanKiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths
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Friday, 2 September 2022 - Friday, 2 September 2022

A band on the stageThe Darkside of Pink Floyd
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Saturday, 9 July 2022 - Saturday, 9 July 2022

Oceans Apart logo Celtic knotOceans Apart: Live in Concert 2.0
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Saturday, 25 June 2022 - Saturday, 25 June 2022

The Stones performing on stageThe Stones
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Thursday, 2 June 2022 - Thursday, 2 June 2022

Larry DeanLarry Dean: Fudnut
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Friday, 20 May 2022 - Friday, 20 May 2022

Lou SandersLou Sanders - One Word: Wow
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Saturday, 14 May 2022 - Saturday, 14 May 2022

Fleetwood Mac tribute bandThe Fleetwood Mac Songbook
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Saturday, 12 February 2022 - Saturday, 12 February 2022

Don Kipper family gigDon Kipper family gig - live at The Y Theatre
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Thursday, 3 February 2022 - Thursday, 3 February 2022

A man holding a giant microphone on his backLuke Kempner: Macho Macho Man
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Thursday, 3 February 2022 - Thursday, 3 February 2022

Ahir Shah in a theatreAhir Shah: Dress
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Friday, 4 February 2022 - Friday, 4 February 2022

Knightmare HelmetKnightmare Live
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Friday, 4 February 2022 - Friday, 4 February 2022

Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan: Leicester Lifetime Lover 2022
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Saturday, 5 February 2022 - Saturday, 5 February 2022

Ahir Shah in a theatreAn Interview with Ahir Shah
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Saturday, 5 February 2022 - Saturday, 5 February 2022

Wifi Wars posterWifi Wars
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Saturday, 5 February 2022 - Saturday, 5 February 2022

A glitchy image of a manThe Dark Room: Boss Level ALL DLC 10th Anniversary Arena Spectacular
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Sunday, 6 February 2022 - Sunday, 6 February 2022

Mark WatsonMark Watson: This Can't Be It
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Friday, 11 February 2022 - Friday, 11 February 2022

Gay comedy night posterGay Comedy Night
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Saturday, 12 February 2022 - Saturday, 12 February 2022

Rosie Jones laughingAn Interview with Rosie Jones
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Sunday, 13 February 2022 - Sunday, 13 February 2022

Two men laughing and wearing hatsThe Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show
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Thursday, 17 February 2022 - Thursday, 17 February 2022

Sukh OjlaSukh Ojla: Life Sukhs
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Friday, 18 February 2022 - Friday, 18 February 2022

A cartoon of a man holding a bombReginald D Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur
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Saturday, 19 February 2022 - Saturday, 19 February 2022

Richard HerringRichard Herring: RHLSTP
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Saturday, 19 February 2022 - Saturday, 19 February 2022

A woman in front of comedy festival bannersLeicester Mercury Comedian of the Year
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Friday, 4 March 2022 - Friday, 4 March 2022

A poster for the showSleeping with Beauty
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Saturday, 5 March 2022 - Saturday, 5 March 2022

Swinging 60s posterThe Swinging 60's Show
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Sunday, 13 March 2022 - Sunday, 13 March 2022

A man in front of a green backgroundAurie Styla: GREEN
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Thursday, 24 March 2022 - Thursday, 24 March 2022

The Hawkmen band portraitThe Hawkmen
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Thursday, 31 March 2022 - Thursday, 31 March 2022

Matt Forde flanked by two clownsMatt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
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Friday, 1 April 2022 - Friday, 1 April 2022

Gary PowndlandGary Powndland & Friends
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Saturday, 2 April 2022 - Saturday, 2 April 2022

The Jam'd posterThe Jam'd
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Sunday, 3 April 2022 - Sunday, 3 April 2022

The Beatles tribute act on stageThe Upbeat Beatles
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Friday, 8 April 2022 - Friday, 8 April 2022

Men playing guitar and keyboardsDemons of Ruby Mae
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Thursday, 14 April 2022 - Thursday, 14 April 2022

Colectiva band shotCOLECTIVA
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