15th May 2015
Leicester’s arts centres
A look at the buildings that form part of where the arts are presented and exhibited in Leicester and Leicestershire.
I – The City
II – The County (scroll down)
Firstly, the City
Leicester’s internationally renown theatre. Paintings and other art works are often exhibited in the pubic area in the foyer.
Sixty8 Humberstone Gate
Formerly Fabrika Arts Centre the building has been taken over by new owners. The venue is now run as a social enterprise.
68-70 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PL
The Leicester Creative Business Depot
The LCD Depot has a separate art gallery which is available for exhibitions. Exhibitions and other types of arts events are sometimes mounted in the Depot’s cafe area.
Embrace Arts at The Richard Attenborough Centre
An important centre for the arts, located close to Leicester University. The venue houses exhibitions of arts and has a hall that is used for performances.
Dating back 600 years, Leicester’s Guildhall is one of the oldest timber-framed buildings in the country. Built in around 1390 for the Guild of Corpus Christi, the building was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1926. Today, the Hall serves as a performance centre for the arts, music and plays.
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Leicester’s leading Arts Gallery and Museum houses many important and fascinating collections.
The Peoples Photographic Gallery
Situated at 2 Wellington Street, the building that now houses the Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery used the serve as the city’s main lending library.
Phoenix serves as a cinema and arts centre and is situated in Morledge Street in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. The centre’s address is given as 4 Midland Street, LE1 1TG
Leicester University’s Botanic Gardens are home to a collection of Sculptures.
Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2N
Secondly – the County
Our page listing What’s on in Leicester
Read our feature article about the Cultural Quarter
Victorian Arts Gallery reopens