Go hands-on at the Attenborough Arts Centre


Attenborough Arts Centre is the University of Leicester’s pioneering arts space that prides itself on being accessible and inclusive for everyone.

The space

Set up with the help of founding patron Lord Attenborough, the centre aims to encourage visitors, performers and staff to get truly immersed and involved in the arts.

There is a huge range of disability-related art activities on offer, from courses and workshops to contemporary art exhibitions and performances that champion new talent and disability-led artists. The Arts Centre’s friendly and experienced team are on hand to provide visitors with the assistance and the tools to fully express their creative side, with everything from life drawing and sculpture classes to art history courses.

Visitors can also choose to simply sit back and enjoy a range of assisted performances, including audio described, relaxed and British Sign Language-interpreted.

Other features

Free sensory suitcases and touch guides are the perfect way to experience the centre’s gallery space through tactile and multisensory objects, and can be picked up from the reception.

Visitors can also pick up listening guides featuring artist interviews provided by the front-of-house team.

The Arts Centre is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible, with a Changing Places toilet and four handy Blue Badge parking bays available at the front of the building.

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