Welcome to Attenborough Arts Centre

25 years ago Attenborough Arts Centre was established by Richard Attenborough, the lifelong champion of arts and social justice who believed that art is for everyone. Today we stay true to his vision, by creating and curating a range of inspiring artistic programmes alongside opportunities to actively participate, focussing particularly on giving platforms to those who are often not heard or represented, enabling them to tell their stories. Come and see an exhibition, experience a live performance, bring the family to a weekend event, or sign up for a Creative Course to bring out your artistic side.

Welcome to Attenborough Arts Centre

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Keep up to date with all the latest Attenborough Arts Centre news, from show announcements to festival launches.


We pride ourselves on being accessible and inclusive. We want everyone to feel welcome and get involved in what we do.


As part of the University of Leicester, we have activities for students going on throughout the year.


We have a wide and constantly changing family programme. From stand-up to discos, there’s something for everyone.

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