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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.



Tuesday, 29 November 2022 - Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Rough Draft text with torn paperRough Draft
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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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Saturday, 17 December 2022 - Saturday, 17 December 2022

Burlesque imageThe Peacock Lounge Burlesque & Cabaret
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Friday, 10 February 2023 - Friday, 10 February 2023

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From MeHal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me
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Sunday, 12 February 2023 - Sunday, 12 February 2023

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini QueenFern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen
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Sunday, 26 February 2023 - Sunday, 26 February 2023

Lloyd Griffith: Not Just a Pretty FaceLloyd Griffith: Not Just a Pretty Face
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Saturday, 18 February 2023 - Saturday, 18 February 2023

Mike BubbinsMike Bubbins
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Friday, 24 February 2023 - Friday, 24 February 2023

Babatunde Aléshé: BabahoodBabatunde Aléshé: Babahood
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Friday, 12 May 2023 - Friday, 12 May 2023

Rhys James: Spilt MilkRhys James: Spilt Milk
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Sunday, 26 March 2023 - Sunday, 26 March 2023

Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition TourZoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour
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Thursday, 1 December 2022 - Thursday, 1 December 2022

Garth Marenghi's TerrorTome - Book TourGarth Marenghi's TerrorTome - Book Tour
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Saturday, 6 May 2023 - Saturday, 6 May 2023

The Desi Central Comedy ShowThe Desi Central Comedy Show
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Saturday, 3 December 2022 - Saturday, 3 December 2022

Microphone in a microphone standForgotten Futures
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