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

    Trojan Horse

    Trojan Horse follows the shocking real-life stories of Muslim teachers and Governors who were accused of plotting extremism in a number of East Birmingham schools in 2014.

    The Curve Theatre, Leicester

    30 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020

    ‘Why should I continue to be tolerant?When the world has been so intolerant of me?’...

    I Think We Are Alone

    A Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production, co-produced with Curve.

    The Curve Theatre Leicester

    24 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020

    Frantic Assembly are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a brand-new production, ‘I Think We Are...

    Dial M for Murder

    The genre-defining thriller for all time.

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    4 May 2020 - 9 May 2020

    Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? A brand-new production of the blueprint...

    West Side Story

    A Curve Production

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    23 Nov 2019 - 11 Jan 2020

    New York City, West Side, 1957. In the midst of gang rivalry and racial tensions,...

    Once The Musical

    Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other.

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    15 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020

    Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just...

    The Kite Runner

    “There is a way to be good again”

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    22 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

    The Kite Runner, an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force is touring the UK...

    Sister Act The Musical

    Hallelujah SISTER ACT is back!

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    21 Apr 2020 - 2 May 2020

    Opening at Curve, Leicester ahead of further UK venues and a London Season. Produced by Jamie...

    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

    29 Jun 2020 - 4 Jul 2020

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed feel good West End musical is...

    A Monster Calls


    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    26 May 2020 - 30 May 2020

    ‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what...


    The National Theatre’s landmark production of J B Priestley’s classic thriller

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    19 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

    The National Theatre’s landmark production, directed by Stephen Daldry. Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of...

    The Phantom Of The Opera

    Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd present Andrew Lloyd Webber

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    24 Feb 2020 - 21 Mar 2020

    The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera is embarking...

    The Woman In Black

    The Woman In Black - trailer

    The Curve Theatre - Leicester

    20 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020

    A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and...
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