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The Y Theatre

7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY
0116 255 7066

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The Peacock Lounge Burlesque & Cabaret
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Leicester's most decadent cabaret and burlesque experience is back!
Harking back to the traditions of variety in vaudeville and music hall, The Peacock Lounge is a sumptuous cabaret environment unique to the city's oldest surviving theatre.
The Y provides the perfect backdrop to a glittering soirée featuring award-winning burlesque and cabaret acts handpicked to captivate you; from the sublime and beautiful to the outrageous and downright ridiculous- this show will leave you feeling mesmerised and eager for our next instalment!

Oceans Apart: Live in Concert 2.0
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Oceans Apart hit the Y -Theatre stage for a night of musical magic.

A Production fitting for a Theatre stage, Oceans Apart & supports take to the famous Y-Theatre stage,

This is an official Album release show from Oceans Apart

The Darkside of Pink Floyd
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More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.

Due to the demand for their faithful reproduction of Pink Floyd’s classic music, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. They were also the first band to play a live public performance inside the prehistoric caves of the world famous Kents Cavern and they’ve had six sell-out concerts deep underground at Carnglaze Caverns as part of their highly acclaimed ‘Echoes of the Past’ tour.

The show has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike;

“the best Floyd show I’ve seen in 25 years . . and I’ve seen them all” – Brighton Magazine.“WOW . . Absolutely fantastic ! Put them on your must see list” – BBC Radio Cornwall.“A more intense tribute band than The Darkside of Pink Floyd is hard to imagine” – The Stage.

Steeleye Span
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1970 would prove to be a vintage year for music and the start of an era that would change the world.

For Steeleye Span – formed the year before - it would mark a major milestone. The band released their debut album Hark The Village Wait, a record that would not only launch one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond but also come to influence further generations of artists.

Five decades on and the band, led as ever by the iconic vocals of Maddy Prior and with a seven piece line-up featuring some of the most skilled musicians on the UK folk scene, their 50th anniversary tour will be a celebration of the key tracks from that famous album as well as favourites and gems from their long and famous career.


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.


East Street NCP is a multi-story car park with allocated disabled bays. The post code for your sat nav is LE1 6NB. Discounted car park tickets are available at a cost of £7. Please ask reception for details.
There is also pay and display parking around the local area, the nearest being Dover Street Car Park, the post code for which is LE1 6PW. On street parking 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.

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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