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The Y Theatre

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In Person: 7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY
Phone: 0116 255 7066
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The Theatre is located opposite Leicester Train Station which operates East Midlands Trains and other local services for easy access across the region. East Street is situated within the city centre with major bus links available including Arriva Bus and First Leicester Bus. The nearest cycle parking is directly in front of the Box Office entrance.


The hearest car park is East Street NCP, a multi-story car park with 1 allocated disabled bay. The post code for your sat nav is LE1 6NB.
Dover Street Car Park is a street-level car park behind the theatre which is pay and display. It has 16 allocated disabled bays and blue badge parking is free. The post code is LE1 6PW.
There is also pay and display on street parking that is free after 6pm.


The Theatre Bar is open one hour before and during shows, selling beers, wines, spirits, soft and hot drinks as well as a selection of sweets and snacks.

Access Info

The stalls of the Theatre have step-free access from the street, there is no lift access to the balcony. The Y Theatre holds seats in the stalls for all shows for access purposes which can be booked through box office. For more information visit the access page of our website.

Opened in 1900, The Y Theatre is the oldest and only surviving Victorian theatre in Leicester. A bustling live performance venue based in Leicester city centre, our eclectic programme includes music, comedy, theatre, dance and spoken word. The 300 seat theatre also comfortably hosts candle-lit cabaret style events and standing gigs.

The Y Theatre has established itself as one of the main venues in the city for comedy and has hosted many well known names from around the world. Performers such as Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin, Rachel Parris, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Grace Petrie, Michael McIntyre, and Ardal O’Hanlon have taken to the Stage and every February The Y Theatre plays a major role as a busy venue during the Leicester Comedy Festival, resulting in being awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award in 2018.

Owned by Leicester YMCA, a charity supporting young people experiencing homelessness, the local community is at the core of the Theatre's values. From local amateur groups to professional artists, The Y Theatre is always looking for ways to strengthen the arts in Leicester.

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