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Our Performance Partners

Attenborough Arts Centre has a long history of working closely with performers and creatives, both locally and nationally, to help deliver our performance programme. From large, national partners to up and coming local artists, we work with a wide range of groups and artists.
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Dan Nicholas

Daniel Nicholas, is an exciting interactive comedian, he has produced and created fun and interesting new ways to watch comedy. Whether that’s whilst playing lasertag, or with a dancer reacting to the set, Daniel by no means is a traditional stand up. Expect gags, expect audience participation, and expect something that you’ll never seen before or maybe again
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In Good Company

In Good Company is the flagship professional creative and business development programme for theatre makers and companies in the Midlands, providing mentorship, business support, resources and high-profile performance opportunities.

Spark Arts

The Spark gives children opportunities to immerse themselves in the arts. We offer children spaces to discover their own skills, passions and potential, as audience, participants and creators of their own work.

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Leicester Jazz House

Leicester Jazz House CIC is one of five voluntary jazz organisations, funded by the Arts Council, working cooperatively in the East Midlands under our parent organisation EMJAZZ. Their aim is to promote jazz in Leicester.
Chicas Locas Burlesque

Chicas Locas Burlesque

UK based Burlesque troupe lead by performer Doe Demure, established in 2012. They perform regular shows both online and in the Attenborough Arts Centre, themed throughout the year.

Wrestling Resurgence

Wrestling Resurgence

Wrestling Resurgence is an arts organisation dedicated to celebrating the very best of contemporary wrestling culture.

Resurgence run live wrestling events in art venues and spaces, produce original digital content, support academic and artistic research, and promote wrestling within the wider cultural sector.

Resurgence supports, champions and promotes diversity and inclusiveness within the wrestling community.

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Sitar Society

Sitar Music Society is a non-profit collective, passionate about promoting the excellence, awareness and development of Indian classical music in the UK

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Robot Needs a Home Collective

The Robot Needs Home Collective is a ‘Full-Stack’ DIY Music Collective formed in 2004. They promote shows, record and release records and provide assistance to bands as either management, a record label or both, depending on their needs. They are part of the creative team behind Leicester’s Handmade and White Noise Christmas festivals and the Great Central arts and culture newspaper.

We Are Epic

We Are Epic

We Are Epic aims to develop diverse artistic talent & excellence.

They identify pathways, create inclusive professional trainings and broker innovative international collaborations.

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WORD! is an 18-year-old voluntary poetry and spoken word organisation based in the East Midlands. Not only does it deliver one of the longest running poetry and spoken word nights in the UK, but it is also pioneering an ever expanding programme of other activities across Leicester and Nottinghamshire.