Absorb yourself in rich performances and visual arts in Leicester’s cultural quarter and enjoy architectural splendour and fine dining.
The centre of Leicester’s former textiles and shoes industry has been transformed into a thriving area for artists and designers, with award winning theatres, restaurants and bars - perfect for exploring on a short city break.
Take the Cultural Quarter Audio Tour around the magnificent conservation area and hear the past, present and future of the blossoming Cultural Quarter.
The impressive Curve theatre, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, and Phoenix cinema and digital arts centre are at the heart of the Cultural Quarter. Look down at the pavement as you walk, spotting the granite floorscape imagery. But don’t forget to look up either - you won’t want to pass by the converted factory buildings, now home to designer-makers and gallery spaces, without stopping to gaze at the wondrous architecture.
As dusk settles, you’ll find everything from real ale pubs and beer festivals to cocktail bars hosting cabaret or jazz nights, gigs and poetry recitals, and music venues showcasing touring bands alongside the city's emerging music scene.