The Curve Theatre Leicester

    Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter.

    Almost one million people a year engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this is presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.

    We are a registered charity (number 230708) and this supports our work with people of all ages and backgrounds, enabling them to access, participate in and learn from the arts, nurturing new and emerging talent and creating outstanding, award-winning theatrical experiences.

    Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, our award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience.

    Unlike any other theatre in the UK, we have no traditional backstage area. Audiences can enjoy the full theatre making process, peek behind the scenes and maybe even spot an actor or two dashing from the stage to their dressing room or enjoying a coffee in our Café. Our curved façade is made from 1,192 tonnes of steel and 46000m² of glass.

    Upcoming events at The Curve Theatre


    National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in Harpy.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    11 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021

    Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have...

    Who Cares

    Lung Theatre and The Lowry present

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    8 Nov 2021 - 10 Nov 2021

    The alarm rings. I take a breath. Then it starts Sitting at the back of...

    Derren Brown

    Showman - Live tour 2021

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    19 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021

    Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show! The multi award-winning master...

    Tokyo Rose

    An electric new musical going live in 5, 4, 3...

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    18 Oct 2021 - 20 Oct 2021

    Turn back the dial to 1949 with this brand-new musical first performed at Edinburgh Fringe...

    Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole

    Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    10 Oct 2021

    With his first stand up tour since the release of internationally acclaimed feature film –...


    Micaela Taylor is one to watch for 2021.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    5 Oct 2021 - 7 Oct 2021

    In February 2020, 650 early career dancers attended open auditions to join the Rambert2 ensemble....

    Hairspray The Musical The UK Tour

    Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    4 Oct 2021 - 9 Oct 2021

    Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger...

    What the Ladybird Heard

    A whole farmyard of fun

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    30 Sep 2021 - 3 Oct 2021

    Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and...

    The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe UK Tour

    Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nation’s favourite book in 2019

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    2 Nov 2021 - 13 Nov 2021

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to tour the UK in 2021 The London...

    Tell Me On A Sunday

    Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    12 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021

    Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performance in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.

    The Cher Show

    It’s now time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    15 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

    Six decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show.

    Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell

    Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    11 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021

    Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores the under-belly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia.

    School of Rock The Musical

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning musical UK tour

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    30 May 2022 - 4 Jun 2022

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit, will go on a major UK Tour in 2021!

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks – The Magical Musical

    This magical new musical flies into a venue near you so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    9 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

    Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs And Broomsticks makes its world...

    SIX The Musical

    DIVORCED, BEHEADED, LIVE at the Curve!

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    28 Sep 2021 - 3 Oct 2021

    SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (Evening Standard) is holding court...

    ANTON & GIOVANNI – Him & Me – rescheduled date

    This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages... A true dance extravaganza!

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    12 Jun 2022

    Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    20 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021

    The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical is going on tour! Funny, fabulous and...

    Sister Act The Musical

    Hallelujah SISTER ACT is back!

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    13 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021

    Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood...

    Waitress The Musical UK Tour

    Everyone deserves a slice of happiness

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    24 Jan 2022 - 29 Jan 2022

    Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life....
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