Curve Theatre

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

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Fri 29 Jun

£10–£28 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Sat 30 Jun

£10–£28 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Aston's Stones

A tale for children about how easy it is to love and the ability to see and appreciate the value in small things, from a book by Lotta Geffenblad.

Sat 26 May

£8 / 0116 242 3595

Sun 27 May

£8 / 0116 242 3595

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's glamorous musical set in the 1930s, starring Hollie Cassar and Tom Chambers.

Mon 4 Jun

£10–£42 (£18–£20) / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tue 5 Jun

£10–£42 (£18–£20) / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Jun

£10–£42 (£18–£20) / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 9 Jun

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Curmudgeonly Irish stand-up who wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Black Books.

Sun 23 Sep

£25 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi

Michael Rosewell conducts a double bill of contrasting short operas by Puccini. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Wed 30 May

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro

An energetic new production of Mozart's beloved comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. On the eve of their marriage, Figaro and Susanna must elude the lecherous Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, before they can finally be united as husband and wife. Sung in English with subtitles.

Tue 29 May

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

The Exploded Circus

Mimbre presents a non-verbal circus show where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.

Sat 26 May

£10–£24 / 0116 242 3595

Sun 27 May

£10–£24 / 0116 242 3595

Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag

West End star Ian Stroughair ventures on a passionate pilgrimage through drag moments of film, stage and popular culture.

Fri 1 Jun

£18 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

Jobs Fair

Job fair.

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 01603 663094

  • 10:00 – 14:00
  • 10:00 – 14:00

Les Miserables

  • Directed by: Trevor Nunn, John Caird
  • Written by: Herbert Kretzmer (lyrics), Claude-Michel Schonberg (music), Trevor Nunn (adapt), John Caird (adapt), Alain Boublil

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a doomed romance against the backdrop of revolutionary fervour in early 19th-century Paris. Featuring the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own.

Sat 3 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale March 12th / 0116 242 3595

Sun 4 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale March 12th / 0116 242 3595

Mon 5 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale March 12th / 0116 242 3595

…and 19 more dates until 24 Nov

The Life & Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah

In his first tour in eight years, the pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker shares stories and poems from his autobiography explaining how he overcame an inability to read or write and fought injustice and discrimination to lead an extraordinary life.

Tue 26 Jun

£18–£22 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:00

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

TV astronomer and author mark Thompson explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, vanishing beakers and exploding Pringle tubes.

Sat 9 Jun

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:00

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on stage.

Tue 12 Jun

£10–£25 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Jun

£10–£25 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
  • 19:30

Thu 14 Jun

£10–£25 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 16 Jun

National Youth Dance Company & Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde

A premiere of a new work created by guest artistic director Sharon Eyal, containing Eyal's signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement.

Sun 8 Jul

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

On Your Feet!

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Alexander Dinelaris, Gloria Estefan (music & lyrics), Emilio Estefan (music & lyrics)

Jerry Mitchell directs the UK premiere staging of the hip-shaking Broadway musical, which charts the love story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan from Cuba to the streets of Miami, with a book by Alexander Dinelaris and music produced and recorded by Emilio & Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. The songbook includes…

Mon 3 Jun 2019

£10–£35 ( £10–£32.50; £10–£32.50; Children £10–£25 ages 16-26; Children £10–£20 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tue 4 Jun 2019

£10–£35 ( £10–£32.50; £10–£32.50; Children £10–£25 ages 16-26; Children £10–£20 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Jun 2019

£10–£35 ( £10–£32.50; £10–£32.50; Children £10–£25 ages 16-26; Children £10–£20 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 8 Jun 2019

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

A new mystery confronts the famous detective in his retirement. Starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard.

Mon 2 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tue 3 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Jul

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Joe Pasquale stars as accident-prone Frank Spencer in the stage adaptation of the classic British TV show. Guy Unsworth directs the production, which also features Sarah Earnshaw as Spencer's wife Betty.

Tue 17 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Jul

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Jul

Spirit Of India

A celebration of India with a cast of 250 dancers performing in modern, traditional and Bollywood styles.

Fri 1 Jun

£10–£24 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Jun

£10–£24 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

There is puppetry, music and a host of colourful characters in this adaption of the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Tue 17 Jul

£12–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Wed 18 Jul

£12–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Thu 19 Jul

£12–£14 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 22 Jul

Walk Like A Man

Mark Halliday's tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Tue 12 Jun

£18–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

Wed 13 Jun

£18–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Thu 14 Jun

£18–£26 / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 16 Jun

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