Attenborough Arts Centre’s vision: Breaking down barriers to the arts, we are inclusive, radical and ambitious. Bold in our creativity & action, we are Citizens of Change. We believe that everyone is creative and we work to celebrate the creativity of everyone.
Attenborough Arts Centre is a socially and civically-engaged public cultural venue based at the University of Leicester, producing visual arts, live performance, learning, community and research programmes. We combine great cultural experiences by local, national and international artists with high quality community programmes to inspire everyone to become active participants in culture. We collaborate with many local organisations to engage Leicester communities and with national partners to raise the profile of our work. We aim to be a sector leader for inclusion and a centre of excellence for disability arts. Our work has been recognised through multiple awards and grants from Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Leicester Shire Promotions and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
“Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.”
Attenborough Arts Centre was built and equipped with the aid of generous donations from:
The Baring Foundation
Foundation for Sports and the Arts
Hickinbotham Charitable Trust
Leicester City Challenge Trust
The National Lottery through Arts Council England
The Richard Attenborough Charitable Trust
The Lord Mayor of Leicester’s Appeal 1992-3
The Vivien Duffield Foundation