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The Y - Theatres, See & Do in Leicester

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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

Box Office opening hours (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Thursday09:00 - 20:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday14:00 - 18:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

* 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 April 2018 - Saturday, 28 April 2018

Jesus JonesJesus Jones
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Saturday, 14 April 2018 - Saturday, 14 April 2018

Kermes: We choose pretty names Album Launch Party
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Chip shop chipsChip Shop Chips
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Saturday, 7 April 2018 - Saturday, 7 April 2018

Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Wednesday, 30 May 2018

captain caulliCaptain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose
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Saturday, 31 March 2018 - Saturday, 31 March 2018

noseThe Nose That Nobody Picked
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Saturday, 16 June 2018 - Saturday, 16 June 2018

MermaidThe Little Mermaid
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Rob templeRobert Temple: The Hypnotist LIVE & OUTRAGEOUS
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Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Saturday, 24 March 2018

RumoursHomage a Trois: Rumours
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