- Telephone 0116 242 3595
- Website www.curveonline.co.uk
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.
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Adam Buxton Presents BUG Special: David Bowie
Buxton presents a special show celebrating some of David Bowie's music video and other on-screen appearances, providing an opportunity to enjoy key moments from the iconic performer's life and acknowledge the indelible mark he made on the cultural landscape.
Basil And Co: A Comedy Dinner Show
Live comedy dining experience based on characters from classic sitcom Fawlty Towers.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter but Some of us are Looking at David O'Doherty
Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.
Sun 19 Feb
£17.50 15% off for Members (£15 16-26 yrs/, 15% off for Members; £15 16-26 yrs/, 15% off for Members) / 0116 242 3595
Developing Your Choreographic Voice
Weekend residential dance choreography course.
Dr Frankenstein opens at Northern Stage (3 Feb - 11 March) before touring. Following the story of a brilliant, visionary young woman born into a world not ready for her, Dr Victoria Frankenstein's scientific experiments lead her to the very brink of human knowledge in Selma Dimitrijevic's psychologically disturbing…
Mon 27 Mar
Tue 28 Mar
Wed 29 Mar
English Touring Opera: Patience
Gilbert and Sullivan's light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers.
English Touring Opera: Tosca
The company performs Puccini's impassioned opera about an escaped political prisoner, Cesare Angelotti, who hopes to evade the clutches of the chief of police, Baron Scarpia, with the help of his painter friend Cavaradossi.
The Fabulous Ceri Dupree Show
The female impersonator presents a glamorous evening of comedy, vocal impersonations and eye-popping costumes.
Fri 3 Feb
The Girl And The Giraffe
Puppetry and magical storytelling about a girl who one day spots something from over the fence and an unlikely friendship with a giraffe forms.
Sat 25 Mar
The Gospel Variety Showcase 2017
The show includes music, spoken word, singing, dance and drumming performances by local and national artists.
James Campbell: The Funny Thing About …
Family-friendly stand-up comedy.
Kaine Youth Showcase
Young, local Leicester students show their talents on stage.
Talented young people showcase their dance work.
My Country - A Work In Progress
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
- Written by: Carol Ann Duffy
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on a provocative performance, which uses the exact words of interviews taken in the days after the EU referendum with people around the country. Starring Seema Bowri, Cavan Clarke, Adam Ewan and Laura Elphinstone.
Thu 27 Apr
New Creations 04
Students form New Creations 79 production company perform a mixed dance programme.
Northern Ballet: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
A heartbreaking story set in World War Two, about two boys and friends divided by a barbed wire fence.
Fri 2 Jun
Pick Of The Fest
Sharp stand-up from 2014 Foster's Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee, Dane Baptiste. Also featuring Paul Sinha.
The Play That Goes Wrong
- Directed by: Mark Bell
- Written by: Henry Shields
Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.
Mon 20 Mar
Tue 21 Mar
Wed 22 Mar
George Bernard Shaw's comedy drama exploring snobbery and the British class system through the story of Professor Henry Higgins and his mission to transform the speech of cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.
Tue 21 Mar
Wed 22 Mar
Thu 23 Mar
The Rat Pack
A musical show with Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra, Mark Adams as Dean Martin and George Daniel Long as Sammy Davis Jr.
- Written by: Jonathan Larson (lyrics)
A 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's landmark Tony Award-winning musical based on Puccini's La Boheme, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of impoverished young artists in New York City's East Village in the days of bohemian excess. The songbook includes Seasons Of Love, Take Me Of Leave…
Tue 28 Mar
Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Room On The Broom: Tall Stories
Tall Stories brings to life on stage their fun-filled, Olivier Award nominated musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Spooky songs and tales will delight and entertain all the family alike as you follow the tale of the witch, her cat and some hitch hikers along for the ride.
Wed 15 Mar
Thu 16 Mar
Shirley & Shirley Are: Not Just A One Night Stand
The duo bring their uproarious characters ranging from sex robots and dysfunctional couples to YouTube sensation, Lady Lewisham.
The Sitcom Experience: Edmund And Queenie
The Laughlines cast presents a live dining experience in which the clowning and highly physical comedy unfolds in real time responding to and interacting with the audience.
Fri 17 Feb
Sat 18 Feb
Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm
The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.
Topsy Turvy Theatre: Christopher Nibble (2-7 Years)
The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town. With just one dandelion left will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day? A Topsy Turvy Theatre Production
Sat 18 Feb
Roald Dahl's monstrous tale. Directed by Max Webster. Ages 6+.
Two Day Course With Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the award winning founder of Urban Bush Women, a contemporary performance ensemble established in 1984 dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. The company has become renowned around the world for their breath taking and innovative performances…
Walk Like A Man
A musical paying homage to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, featuring faithful renditions of hit songs such as Sherry, Let's Hang On, Big Girls Don't Cry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You and My Eyes Adored You.
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar
The Wedding Singer
The cast from The Wedding Singer the Musical (based on the smash hit Adam Sandler movie) perform hits from the show alongside West End hits and 80s classics.
Fri 10 Feb
Sat 11 Feb
Mon 13 Feb
What The Butler Saw
A Curve production of Joe Orton's dark comedy about family relationships, starring Rufus Hound and directed by Nikolai Foster.
Fri 3 Mar
Sat 4 Mar
Tue 7 Mar
White Lily & Night Rider
The play, from Zee Productions, uses humour to highlight the disparity between the real and online personalities that often leads to mismatched expectations.
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play
A comedy show celebrating the Bard.
Thu 23 Feb
Fri 24 Feb
The Woman in Black
- Directed by: Robin Herford
- Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)
Spookily Gothic and highly theatrical adaptation of Susan Hill's story about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.