What’s on in Leicester: read it, plan it, do it

Homecoming gigs by Leicester bands Kasabian and Easy Life. Whipsmart comedy from Katherine Ryan, Mark Watson, Reginald D Hunter and many others. Discombobulating WTFery from Derren Brown. Spellbinding theatre courtesy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Chorus Line and Waitress. More oohs and ahhs than a 1970s skinflick at Leicester’s boom-bang-a-bang-barmy big fireworks displays. There’s all that and more in the Leicestershire Press pick of things to see and do – and review, if you’re a DMU journalism student – coming up in the city in 2021 and 2022.

Firebug, October 11, 2021

Film: Foxy Brown (Black History Month screening)
Phoenix, October 13, 2021

Comedy: Frank Skinner
De Montfort Hall, October 14, 2021

Music: Gender Roles and Switchdown
Firebug, October 14, 2021

Music: Laura Marling
De Montfort Hall, October 15, 2021

Comedy: Olga Koch
The Big Difference, October 16, 2021

Music: Sicaria Sound
2Funky Music Cafe, October 16, 2021

Tokyo Rose
Curve, October 18-20, 2021

Music: She Drew The Gun
O2 Academy, October 19, 2021

Theatre: Derren Brown
Curve, October 19-23, 2021

Film: Cleopatra Jones (Black History Month screening)
Phoenix, October 20, 2021

Comedy: Black History Month Comedy Night
The Big Difference, October 22, 2021

Comedy: Iain Stirling
Y Theatre, October 22, 2021

Event: Oktoberfest
Morningside Arena, October 23, 2021

Comedy: Sukh Ojla
Y Theatre, October 23, 2021

Comedy: Comedy Of Black Origin (Annette Fagon and more)
Y Theatre, October 23, 2021

Music: Carroll Thompson
2Funky Music Cafe, October 24, 2021

Event: Diwali Lights Switch-on
Belgrave Road, October 24, 2021

Music: Jean Toussaint
Y Theatre, October 28, 2021

Music: Kasabian
De Montfort Hall, October 27, 2021

Comedy: Joel Dommett
De Montfort Hall, October 28, 2021

Music: Chief Springs and Courtney Askey
Attenborough Arts, November 5, 2021

Theatre: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Curve, November 2-13, 2021

Event: Leicestershire County Cricket Club Fireworks Display
Grace Road, November 5, 2021

Music: Easy Life
Morningside Arena, November 5, 2021

Theatre: 14/48 The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival
Y Theatre, November 5-6

Event: Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display
Abbey Park, November 6, 2021

Theatre: Who Cares
Curve, November 8-10, 2021

Comedy: Alan Carr
De Montfort Hall, November 10-11, 2021

Comedy: Kae Kurd
The Big Difference, November 18, 2021

Comedy: Russell Kane
De Montfort Hall, November 18, 2021

Comedy: Nina Conti
De Montfort Hall, November 19, 2021

Music: Girli
O2 Academy, November 22, 2021

Music: The Libertines
O2 Academy, December 7, 2021

Theatre: A Chorus Line
Curve, December 3-31, 2021

Theatre: Waitress
Curve, January 24-29, 2022

Comedy: Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show
De Montfort Hall, January 7, 2022

Film: Banff Mountain Film Festival
De Montfort Hall, January 27, 2022

Theatre: Rocky Horror Show
Curve, January 10-15, 2022

Comedy: Leicester Comedy Festival
Various venues across the city, February 2-20, 2022. Here’s the highlights video from a couple of years back:

Comedy: The UK Pun Championships
De Montfort Hall, February 7, 2022

Comedy: Stewart Lee
De Montfort Hall, February 10, 2022

Comedy: Katherine Ryan
De Montfort Hall, February 12, 2022

Comedy: Reginald D Hunter
Y Theatre, February 18, 2022

Music: Pale Waves
O2 Academy, February 25, 2022

Comedy: Jimmy Carr
De Montfort Hall, February 26, 2022

Comedy: Nish Kumar
De Montfort Hall, March 4, 2022

Music: James Morrison
De Montfort Hall, March 14, 2022

Dance: Diversity
De Montfort Hall, March 21-22, 2022

Comedy: Chris Ramsey
De Montfort Hall, March 30-31, 2022

Music: Michael Kiwanuka
De Montfort Hall, May 9, 2022

Stuck for ideas for things to see and do in Leicester? Check out the @LeicsPress what’s on guide for 2021 and 2022, from homecoming gigs by Kasabian and Easy Life to theatre, comedy shows, fireworks displays and more.