About Us

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. With core funding from the University of Leicester and Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, our work has also been supported by multiple awards and grants from public funders such as Art Fund, 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.”

Richard Attenborough

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated team are at the heart of everything we do. Whether they are our technicians, front of house staff, directors, education teams, volunteers, or more – everyone is important.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Attenborough Arts Centre is guided by some of the heads of their academic field and most creative minds in the country. Their advice and suggestions help to steer Attenborough Arts Centre forward.

Meet Our Tutors

Our creative tutors have been an integral to the centre before we even had a building to call our own. Now, we want to celebrate their contributions to not only the arts but our communities by allowing you to meet our tutors.

Celebrate 25 Years of AAC

Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary together as we can continue to be bold in our creativity and action, as Citizens of Change.

Attenborough Arts Centre was built and equipped with the aid of generous donations from:
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The Baring Foundation
The Foundation for Sports and the Arts logo
Foundation for Sports and the Arts
P C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust
Hickinbotham Charitable Trust
Leicester City Football Club logo
Leicester City Challenge Trust
arts council england logo
The National Lottery through Arts Council England
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The Richard Attenborough Charitable Trust
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The Lord Mayor of Leicester’s Appeal 1992-3
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The Vivien Duffield Foundation