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

    Heathers The Musical

    Wickedly funny, this is one class production you can't afford to skip.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    15 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023

    Following two smash hit London seasons and the WhatsOnStage award for BEST NEW MUSICAL, Heathers the Musical is back!

    The Drifter’s Girl

    They were The Drifters. She was the boss. This is their story.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    31 Oct 2023 - 4 Nov 2023

    Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.

    Dear Santa Live

    Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. The perfect family show that will be enjoyed by all this winter.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    1 Dec 2022 - 14 Dec 2022

    Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. The perfect family show that will be enjoyed by all this winter.

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    31 Jan 2023 - 11 Feb 2023

    From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman,...

    Fisherman’s Friends The Musical

    Fisherman's Friends The Musical will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in 2022 & 2023!

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    28 Mar 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

    Fisherman’s Friends the musical is based on the true story of the Cornish chart topping...

    Annie

    The childhood favourite that won the hearts of the West End has a score full of hits!

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    25 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

    Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

    An Inspector Calls

    Stephen Daldry’s record-breaking and multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of An Inspector Calls returns.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    21 Mar 2023 - 25 Mar 2023

    Daldry’s visionary, radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, hailed as the theatrical event...

    Girl From The North Country

    The double Olivier award-winning west end and broadway smash-hit returns to the UK as part of a major international tour.

    Curve Theatre, Leicester

    7 Mar 2023 - 11 Mar 2023

    Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in Girl From The North Country.

    A Chorus Line

    The One Singular Sensation at Curve, Leicester this Christmas!

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    3 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

    Sensational Christmas with a brand-new Made at Curve production of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line, directed by Nikolai Foster.
    - Advertisement -