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The Y Theatre


The Y Theatre

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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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.



Thursday, 6 October 2022 - Thursday, 6 October 2022

A picture of a man looking over his shoulderNick Helm: What Have We Become?
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Friday, 7 October 2022 - Friday, 7 October 2022

T Rex tribute band on stageT.Rextasy
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Saturday, 8 October 2022 - Saturday, 8 October 2022

Kingdom of Madness posterKingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum
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Sunday, 9 October 2022 - Sunday, 9 October 2022

A lady sat down against a white backgroundMaisie Adam: Buzzed
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Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Soweto Kinch on stageSoweto Kinch Trio
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Thursday, 13 October 2022 - Thursday, 13 October 2022

CJ Pandit promotional shotCJ Pandit
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Saturday, 15 October 2022 - Saturday, 15 October 2022

A person wearing cloak and helmet and carrying a spearWishbone Ash: The Argus Tour
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Sunday, 23 October 2022 - Sunday, 23 October 2022

Steeleye Span band photoSteeleye Span
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Wednesday, 26 October 2022 - Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Prolapse band shotProlapse
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Saturday, 29 October 2022 - Saturday, 29 October 2022

A lady with make up being applied with a brushJen Brister: The Optimist
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Sunday, 30 October 2022 - Sunday, 30 October 2022

cartoon image of Miles HuntMiles Hunt: Things Can Change
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Monday, 31 October 2022 - Monday, 31 October 2022

A man in makeup smoking a cigar and playing an accordionJoe Black: Club Cataclysm
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Friday, 4 November 2022 - Friday, 4 November 2022

A women squashing her faceSofie Hagen: Fat Jokes
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Tuesday, 25 October 2022 - Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 - Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Rough Draft text with torn paperRough Draft
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Friday, 21 October 2022 - Friday, 21 October 2022

Wizard of Oz castThe Wizard of Oz
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Thursday, 27 October 2022 - Friday, 28 October 2022

The Voices of Black Folk posterThe Voices Of Black Folk
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Saturday, 5 November 2022 - Saturday, 5 November 2022

Side profile of a man in baseball cap with a beardJamali Maddix: King Crud
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Sunday, 6 November 2022 - Sunday, 6 November 2022

A man in Indian dress singingBhajans with Bhavik LIVE
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Sunday, 13 November 2022 - Sunday, 13 November 2022

Comedians and an Indian flagThe Indians Are Coming : Diwali Dhamaka
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Saturday, 19 November 2022 - Saturday, 19 November 2022

Female comics in female symbolsTickled Pink
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Friday, 2 December 2022 - Friday, 2 December 2022

Rich Hall cartoon portraitsRich Hall: Shot From Cannons
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Sunday, 4 December 2022 - Sunday, 4 December 2022

A man in a suit on stage singingThe Story of Swing
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Thursday, 8 December 2022 - Thursday, 8 December 2022

Arun Ghosh in a studioArun Ghosh Quintet
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Friday, 9 December 2022 - Friday, 9 December 2022

Limehouse Lizzy on stageLimehouse Lizzy
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Saturday, 10 December 2022 - Sunday, 11 December 2022

A cartoon of a Christmas sceneSanta Saves Christmas
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Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Skinny Lister sat on the beachSkinny Lister
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Friday, 16 December 2022 - Friday, 16 December 2022

Seth Lakeman in front of guitarsSeth Lakeman (Solo) Accompanied by Alex Hart
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Tuesday, 18 October 2022 - Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Dido's BarDido's Bar
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Sunday, 23 October 2022 - Sunday, 23 October 2022

Steeleye SpanLegendary Folk/Rockers "Steeleye Span"
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