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Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicester and Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!

Leicester boasts a diverse range of entertainment. From live music and performances at De Montfort Hall to city festivals such as the Caribbean Carnival, Leicester Belgrave Mela and the Ride Leicester Festival. If you need some laughter in your life then visit the Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival held each February.

But it's not all about big festivals and performing arts productions, visit The Musician for intimate performances from live bands or, as you are walking around the city centre, look out for street performances. If you're a film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix.

In the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances. Enjoy food festivals - such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, outdoor amphitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Bottle Kicking Contest and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! Loughborough Town Hall is the place to be if you enjoy live performances and panto's or visit Conkers or Calke Abbey for live musical performances in magnificent surroundings (and take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies).

 

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The Bodyguard

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Fri 18 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Sat 19 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Wed 23 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
The Bodyguard

Sat 26 Mar 2016

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Leicester in 2016!

Leicester

 
 
 
Artisan Cheese Fair

Sat 30 Apr - Sun 1 May 2016

The UK's largest cheese fair takes place annually at the Cattle Market in Melton Mowbray.

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 
Rockingham International Horse Trials

Fri 20 - Sun 22 May 2016

The fourth year of Rockingham International Horse Trials will be held on Rockingham’s Great Park

Market Harborough

 
 
Last updated January 2016