Leicester

Attenborough Arts Centre


Attenborough Arts Centre (formerly Embrace Arts) is the University of Leicester’s multi-use inclusive arts centre, with a history of promotion and encouragement of engagement in the arts by people with disabilities. Open to all, its award-winning building houses a 120-seater performance area, three studios, and an exhibition gallery. It has a diverse programme of performance and learning activity throughout the year, covering a wide range of art forms, primarily classical music, jazz, dance, comedy, theatre, live art, children’s theatre, spoken word and visual arts. It is located 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre on Lancaster Road, at the edge of the main University of Leicester campus.

Find us at...

  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Richard Attenborough centre
  • Lancaster Road
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • LE1 7HA

Our Events

  • Leicester

    Intotheclouds

    29-Sep-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This playful, sensory and highly visual experience from nonsuch theatre is a perfect first-time theatre experience for very young children and babies.

    0 - 3 years
  • Leicester

    Intotheclouds

    29-Sep-2019 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    This playful, sensory and highly visual experience from nonsuch theatre is a perfect first-time theatre experience for very young children and babies.

    0 - 3 years
  • Leicester

    Mission... Save the World

    06-Oct-2019 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    A fun and energetic play about sibling rivalry, strengths, weaknesses and superheroes!

    5 - 8 years
  • Leicester

    Mission... Save the World

    06-Oct-2019 16:00 PM - 16:45 PM

    A fun and energetic play about sibling rivalry, strengths, weaknesses and superheroes!

    5 - 8 years
  • Leicester

    The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen

    16-Oct-2019 13:00 PM - 16:00 PM

    A hit during Leicester Comedy Festival, the Baron returns! Adventure with us through extravagant stories of swords, duels, elephants, and castles made of cheese - and all of it completely and irrefuta...

    7 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Kids Court

    16-Oct-2019 15:00 PM - 16:00 PM

    The award-nominated show that puts kids in charge is back! With a Judge, Prosecution and Defence played by local comedians, children get the chance to put their parents or older siblings on trial and ...

    3 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Soonchild

    19-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

    Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Ligh...

    5 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Soonchild

    19-Oct-2019 15:00 PM - 16:45 PM

    Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Ligh...

    5 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Leicester

    Fafunia

    27-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Spend time in the magical land of Fafunia, in an interactive puppetry and storytelling experience where anything is possible. Explore a forest of fairies during Autumn, or come and play in a Winter wo...

    0 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Leicester

    Fafunia

    27-Oct-2019 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM

    Spend time in the magical land of Fafunia, in an interactive puppetry and storytelling experience where anything is possible. Explore a forest of fairies during Autumn, or come and play in a Winter wo...

    0 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    03-Nov-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    03-Nov-2019 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    03-Nov-2019 14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    Emily Rising

    10-Nov-2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Little Angel and Goblin Theatre present a unique and heart-warming story brought to life with stunning puppetry that will take you soaring into the sky.

    7 - 11 years
  • Leicester

    Emily Rising

    10-Nov-2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 PM

    Little Angel and Goblin Theatre present a unique and heart-warming story brought to life with stunning puppetry that will take you soaring into the sky.

    7 - 11 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    08-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    08-Dec-2019 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    Baby Disco

    08-Dec-2019 14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

    Make some shapes at our multi-sensory discos, perfect for children aged 6 and under.

    0 - 6 years
  • Leicester

    BYOB Comedy

    11-Dec-2019 12:00 PM - 13:15 PM

    Our award-nominated lunchtime comedy club for you and your little one. With comedy for grown ups and toys, soft flooring and more for baby - a top night out during the day.

  • FREE
    Leicester

    Fafunia

    22-Dec-2019 01:30 AM - 15:00 PM

    Spend time in the magical land of Fafunia, in an interactive puppetry and storytelling experience where anything is possible. Explore a forest of fairies during Autumn, or come and play in a Winter wo...

    0 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Leicester

    Fafunia

    22-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Spend time in the magical land of Fafunia, in an interactive puppetry and storytelling experience where anything is possible. Explore a forest of fairies during Autumn, or come and play in a Winter wo...

    0 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Moonbeam on a Cat's Ear

    26-Jan-2020 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    Based on the book by author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, this visual adventure features puppetry, movement, and music.

    3 - 16 years
  • Leicester

    Moonbeam on a Cat's Ear

    26-Jan-2020 15:00 PM - 15:45 PM

    Based on the book by author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, this visual adventure features puppetry, movement, and music.

    3 - 16 years

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