Curve Theatre

Curve Theatre
Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
  • Telephone 0116 242 3595
  • Email
  • Website www.curveonline.co.uk
Photo of Curve Theatre

Jump to times or comments

You can take curve literally, as the award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, features a curved façade made from 1,192 tonnes of steel and 46000m² of glass. Impressive, no?

The arts centre was opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, and uniquely, has no backstage area. Visitors are therefore privy to the inner-workings of the theatre (making the possibility of famous-actor-spotting very real).

The building is managed by Leicester Theatre Trust.

Events at this venue

There are 20 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

The Audit

A production by Proto-Type, presenting a new performance that explores greed, power, and how our relationship to money defines our relationship to the world.

Wed 18 Oct

£3 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:30

Cardboard Carnival

A colourful cardboard puppet show to the music of Camille Saint-Saens.

Sat 23 Sep

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:00
  • 13:30

Dinosaur World

Interactive family show where you can meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Fri 6 Oct

£10–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sat 7 Oct

£10–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:00
  • 12:30

Sun 8 Oct

£10–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30
  • 13:00

Hairspray

A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.

Mon 16 Oct

£18.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:00

Tue 17 Oct

£18.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:00

Wed 18 Oct

£18.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 21 Oct

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Marber (adapt)

Ivo van Hove directs Patrick Marber's bruising new translation of Henrik Ibsen's drama about a newly married general's daughter, whose relationship is thrown into disarray by the arrival of her husband's academic rival, Eilert. Stars Lizzy Watts, Annabel Bates and Adam Best.

Mon 23 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 0116 242 3595

Tue 24 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 0116 242 3595

Wed 25 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Prices to be announced / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

The Leftovers

New musical theatre with a scratch work-in-progress from Sheep Soup Production.

Thu 26 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:00

Fri 27 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:15

Sat 28 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:15

The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

Tue 1 May 2018

£10–£35 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 2 May 2018

£10–£35 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Thu 3 May 2018

£10–£35 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 May 2018

The Magic Fish

A classic Indian tale retold through dance, storytelling and beatboxing for young thinking minds.

Sat 14 Oct

£8 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30
  • 14:30

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Mon 5 Mar 2018

£10–£58 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£10–£58 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Mar 2018

£10–£58 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 15 more dates until 24 Mar 2018

Mine

Put The Book Down present their critically-acclaimed one-woman show about a mother questioning her love for her son when he is arrested for something unthinkable

Wed 18 Oct

£8 / 0116 242 3595

  • 18:30

Thu 19 Oct

£8 / 0116 242 3595

  • 18:30

Morph Dance Company: Game Changer

A triple bill of solo works created and performed by Subhash Viman Gorania.

Sat 21 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Fri 6 Apr 2018

£10–£45 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£10–£45 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 19:30

Mon 9 Apr 2018

£10–£45 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 11 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

Oklahoma!: Curve’s Young Musical Theatre Company

The theatre group present the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical featuring Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin, I Cain't Say No, People Will Say We're In Love, and the title song Oklahoma!

Wed 18 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

Thu 19 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:45
  • 19:45

Pink Sari Revolution

Director Suba Das leads a collaboration of award-winning Indian and British-Asian artists for a fusion of drama, music and movement, as they explore violence against women, based on a true story written by journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan.

Wed 27 Sep

£10–£18 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:15

Thu 28 Sep

£10–£18 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
  • 19:15

Fri 29 Sep

£10–£18 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:15
…and 7 more dates until 7 Oct

Ragamuffin

Amani Naphtali revisits his 1989 seminal play, set to the backdrop of the Haitian revolution and the inner city uprisings of 1985.

Fri 6 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 7 Oct

£10 / 0116 242 3595

The Railway Children

  • Directed by: Damian Cruden
  • Written by: E Nesbit (book), Mike Kenny (adapt)

Adapted from E Nesbit's novel The Railway Children tells the story of three children and their mother who move from London to Yorkshire after their father is wrongly imprisoned.

Tue 3 Oct

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:00

Wed 4 Oct

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:00

Thu 5 Oct

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 8 Oct

Ramayana

Indian tale of abducted princesses, monkey gods and noble princes.

Sat 14 Oct

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:00
  • 13:30

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Ria Jones stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Wed 20 Sep

£10–£40 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 19:30

Thu 21 Sep

£10–£40 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Fri 22 Sep

£10–£40 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 30 Sep

Tasted!

A spectacular evening of dance and performing arts.

Fri 27 Oct

£3 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:30

Things I Know to be True

Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company Of South Australia present Andrew Bovell's complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.

Tue 10 Oct

£10–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Oct

£10–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 19:30

Thu 12 Oct

£10–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

Comments & ratings