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.

Event times

There are 35 events at this location

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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.

Wed 22 Feb

£18 15% off for Members / 0116 242 3595

Basil And Co: A Comedy Dinner Show

Live comedy dining experience based on characters from classic sitcom Fawlty Towers.

Mon 13 Feb

£39 / 0116 242 3595

Tue 14 Feb

£39 / 0116 242 3595

Wed 15 Feb

£39 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 16 Feb

£39 / 0116 242 3595

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Sat 13 May

£21.50 / 0116 242 3595

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.

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Dr Frankenstein

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

£16–£22; £15 16-26 yrs (Children £10 under 16s; £13.50–£19.50; £13.50–£19.50) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 28 Mar

£16–£22; £15 16-26 yrs (Children £10 under 16s; £13.50–£19.50; £13.50–£19.50) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 29 Mar

£16–£22; £15 16-26 yrs (Children £10 under 16s; £13.50–£19.50; £13.50–£19.50) / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 1 Apr

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.

Wed 12 Apr

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

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.

Thu 13 Apr

£10–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

The Fabulous Ceri Dupree Show

The female impersonator presents a glamorous evening of comedy, vocal impersonations and eye-popping costumes.

Wed 1 Feb

£16–£20 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 2 Feb

£16–£20 / 0116 242 3595

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.

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The Gospel Variety Showcase 2017

The show includes music, spoken word, singing, dance and drumming performances by local and national artists.

Sat 11 Mar

James Campbell: The Funny Thing About …

Family-friendly stand-up comedy.

Sat 18 Feb

Kaine Youth Showcase

Young, local Leicester students show their talents on stage.

Tue 7 Feb

£6 / 0116 242 3595

Mass Movement

Talented young people showcase their dance work.

Sat 28 Jan

£9 (£7) / 0116 242 3595

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.

Tue 25 Apr

£10–£26 / 0116 242 3595

Wed 26 Apr

£10–£26 / 0116 242 3595

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New Creations 04

Students form New Creations 79 production company perform a mixed dance programme.

Sun 5 Feb

£10 / 0116 242 3595

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

Sat 3 Jun

Pick Of The Fest

Sharp stand-up from 2014 Foster's Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee, Dane Baptiste. Also featuring Paul Sinha.

Fri 10 Feb

£16 / 0116 242 3595

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

£13–£28; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £11.50–£25.50; £11.50–£25.50) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 21 Mar

£13–£28; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £11.50–£25.50; £11.50–£25.50) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 22 Mar

£13–£28; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £11.50–£25.50; £11.50–£25.50) / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 25 Mar

Pygmalion

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

£18–£24; £20 16-26yrs (Children £18 under 16s; £15.50–£21.50; £15.50–£21.50) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 22 Mar

£18–£24; £20 16-26yrs (Children £18 under 16s; £15.50–£21.50; £15.50–£21.50) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 23 Mar

£18–£24; £20 16-26yrs (Children £18 under 16s; £15.50–£21.50; £15.50–£21.50) / 0116 242 3595

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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.

Sun 5 Feb

£13–£26 15% off for Members; £21 16-26 yrs, 15% off for Members (Children £16 under 16s, 15% off for Members; £11.50–£23.50 15% off for Members… / 0116 242 3595

Rent

  • 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

£14.50–£32.50; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £12.50–£30; £12.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 29 Mar

£14.50–£32.50; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £12.50–£30; £12.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 30 Mar

£14.50–£32.50; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £12.50–£30; £12.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

…and 2 more dates until 1 Apr

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.

Tue 14 Mar

£14 / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 19 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.

Sat 11 Feb

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

£39 15% off for Members / 0116 242 3595

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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.

Sat 11 Feb

£16 / 0116 242 3595

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

The Twits

Roald Dahl's monstrous tale. Directed by Max Webster. Ages 6+.

Fri 20 Jan

£12–£16 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 21 Jan

£12–£16 / 0116 242 3595

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

£20–£26 15% off for Members; £20 16-26 yrs, 15% off for Members (Children £18 under 16s, 15% off for Members; £17.50–£23.50 15% off for Members… / 0116 242 3595

Wed 1 Mar

£20–£26 15% off for Members; £20 16-26 yrs, 15% off for Members (Children £18 under 16s, 15% off for Members; £17.50–£23.50 15% off for Members… / 0116 242 3595

Thu 2 Mar

£20–£26 15% off for Members; £20 16-26 yrs, 15% off for Members (Children £18 under 16s, 15% off for Members; £17.50–£23.50 15% off for Members… / 0116 242 3595

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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

£8.50–£24 preview; £10.50–£28; £15–£25 5pm; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 11 Feb

£8.50–£24 preview; £10.50–£28; £15–£25 5pm; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

Mon 13 Feb

£8.50–£24 preview; £10.50–£28; £15–£25 5pm; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

…and 5 more dates until 18 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

£5–£16.25 preview; £10–£32.50; £20 16-26 (Children £15 under 16s; £7.50–£30; £7.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

Sat 4 Mar

£5–£16.25 preview; £10–£32.50; £20 16-26 (Children £15 under 16s; £7.50–£30; £7.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 7 Mar

£5–£16.25 preview; £10–£32.50; £20 16-26 (Children £15 under 16s; £7.50–£30; £7.50–£30) / 0116 242 3595

…and 10 more dates until 18 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.

Sun 26 Mar

£13–£26; £18 16-26yrs (Children £15 under 16s; £11.50–£23.50; £11.50–£23.50) / 0116 242 3595

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

A comedy show celebrating the Bard.

Thu 23 Feb

£14–£18; £14 16-26yrs (Children £12 under 16s; £11.50–£15.50; £11.50–£15.50) / 0116 242 3595

Fri 24 Feb

£14–£18; £14 16-26yrs (Children £12 under 16s; £11.50–£15.50; £11.50–£15.50) / 0116 242 3595

Sat 25 Feb

£14–£18; £14 16-26yrs (Children £12 under 16s; £11.50–£15.50; £11.50–£15.50) / 0116 242 3595

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.

Mon 30 Jan

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

Tue 31 Jan

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

Wed 1 Feb

£13–£28 / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 4 Feb

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