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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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Visitor Details

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.



Sunday, 15 December 2019 - Sunday, 15 December 2019

Boris (Japan)
Boris (Japan)
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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The Buster Keaton Picture Show with Haiku SalutThe Buster Keaton Picture Show with Haiku Salut
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Friday, 22 November 2019 - Friday, 22 November 2019

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - Saturday, 23 November 2019

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 - Sunday, 24 November 2019

Stephen K Amos: EverymanStephen K Amos: Everyman
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Friday, 29 November 2019 - Friday, 29 November 2019

Cash & Carter, TogetherCash & Carter, Together
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Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Ballet Theatre UK: The Wizard of OzBallet Theatre UK: The Wizard of Oz
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Sunday, 1 December 2019 - Sunday, 1 December 2019

The Scummy Mummies ShowThe Scummy Mummies Show
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Monday, 3 February 2020 - Monday, 3 February 2020

An Interesting Evening with Steve DavisAn Interesting Evening with Steve Davis
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Thursday, 13 February 2020 - Thursday, 13 February 2020

Josie Long: TenderJosie Long: Tender
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Thursday, 5 March 2020 - Thursday, 5 March 2020

Sam Avery: ToddlergeddonSam Avery: Toddlergeddon
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Friday, 6 March 2020 - Friday, 6 March 2020

Jon BodenJon Boden
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Saturday, 14 March 2020 - Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lucy Porter: Be PreparedLucy Porter: Be Prepared
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Saturday, 21 March 2020 - Saturday, 21 March 2020

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?
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Saturday, 15 February 2020 - Saturday, 15 February 2020

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang WangPhil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang
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Saturday, 7 December 2019 - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Belle De BeauvoirThe Peacock Lounge Burlesque & Cabaret
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