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Century Theatre

Century Theatre

The Century Theatre. Image used with permission from Mr B. Voller.


Ashby Road,
LE67 3LN


This innovative structure provides an auditorium for 206 people and a full size stage, yet can be packed away into four articulated lorry trailers! The theatre was designed by John Ridley who used ingenious design, an aluminium superstructure and hydraulic rams, to create a professional-quality theatre building that could be folded up and moved by road when it used to travel around the country between 1952 and 1974.

Famous alumni of the Century Theatre include Helen Mirren, Judi Dence, Eileen Derbyshire, Derek Foulds and Tom Courtenay to name a few.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedSole use of venue


Price varies with each performance.

Events at this Venue


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Sole use of venueSole use of venue



See location of Century Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 417144  Lat: 52.72577 Long: -1.38329

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport