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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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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.



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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Friday, 3 December 2021 - Friday, 3 December 2021

Bon Jovi tribute act on stageThe Bon Jovi Experience
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Monday, 29 November 2021 - Monday, 29 November 2021

Danny and Luke from ThunderThunder's Danny & Luke: "The First 50 Years" Tour
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Thursday, 14 October 2021 - Thursday, 14 October 2021

Steeleye SpanSteeleye Span - Legendary Folk/Rock Pioneers
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Sunday, 21 November 2021 - Sunday, 21 November 2021

Motown band on stageMade in Motor City - Tribute to the Motown Legends
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Thursday, 18 November 2021 - Thursday, 18 November 2021

Paul Zerdin and puppetsPaul Zerdin: Hands Free
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Thursday, 11 November 2021 - Thursday, 11 November 2021

Undr The Cosh promotional posterUndr The Cosh
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Wednesday, 3 November 2021 - Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Microphone on stageLeicester Stand Up Challenge 2021
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Saturday, 30 October 2021 - Saturday, 30 October 2021

Demons of Ruby MaeDemons of Ruby Mae
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Friday, 29 October 2021 - Friday, 29 October 2021

A picture of Tez IlyasTez Ilyas: The Vicked Tour
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Wednesday, 27 October 2021 - Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Slim profile portraitSLIM: KING
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Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Saturday, 23 October 2021

Comedy of Black Origin bannerCOBO: Comedy Shutdown - Black History Month
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Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Saturday, 23 October 2021

Sukh OjlaSukh Ojla: Life Sukhs
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Friday, 22 October 2021 - Friday, 22 October 2021

Iain StirlingIain Stirling: Failing Upwards
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Sunday, 17 October 2021 - Sunday, 17 October 2021

Geoff NorthcottGeoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents
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Friday, 15 October 2021 - Friday, 15 October 2021

Mark WatsonMark Watson: This Can't Be It
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Saturday, 28 May 2022 - Saturday, 28 May 2022

Gary Delaney posterGary Delaney: Gary in Punderland
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Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Thursday, 7 October 2021

Siobhan PhillipsSiobhan Phillips: Live and Unhinged
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Sunday, 3 October 2021 - Sunday, 3 October 2021

The Upbeat Beatles on stageThe Upbeat Beatles
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Saturday, 2 October 2021 - Saturday, 2 October 2021

Bridget ChristieBridget Christie: Who Am I?
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Friday, 1 October 2021 - Friday, 1 October 2021

Shaun Ryder black and white picAn Evening With Shaun Ryder
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