This page outlines the changes we’ve made to keep you safe during your visit. Entry is still free but you’ll now need to pre-book a timed ticket online. Face coverings, correctly worn, are mandatory during your visit unless you have a specific exemption.
Please be aware that we are temporarily closed – but you can still book a ticket for exhibitions and courses.
Why are patrons and visitors being asked to provide contact details?
The name and telephone number of each patron and visitor to our venue is being collected for the purpose of contact tracing in the event of a suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) case at this venue. All details will be recorded and kept for a maximum of 21 days from the date of your visit. Your information will not be released to the public or shared with any third party except the Department of Health, who will use it to contact people who may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). The information collected will be destroyed after 21 days. Additional information should not be collected for privacy reasons.
Attenborough Arts Centre is situated on Lancaster Road, a short walk from Leicester railway station as part of the University of Leicester campus.
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7HA
We are a 10 minutes walk from Leicester railway station.
Easy read directions from Leicester railway station to Attenborough Arts Centre.
Buses 47, 47A, 48, 48A and 80/80A (term-time only) all stop on University Road.
Attenborough Arts Centre has four car parking spaces for disabled blue badge holders and we can make special arrangements at other venues if you notify us in advance. Please call us on 0116 252 2455.
Weekdays: There is metered road parking around the venue, and Pay and display in Victoria Park (De Montfort Hall, entrance on Granville Road and University Road).
Evenings and weekends: Free in the Medical Sciences Building car park next door – you may need to buzz at the barrier to gain entry.
As well as the events taking place at Attenborough Arts Centre, we also use some other venues on or near campus.
Fraser Noble Hall
The main entrance to Fraser Noble Hall is on University Road, Immediately adjacent to New Walk, via the car park.
The main entrance to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden is on Glebe Road.
We are proud to champion emerging talent and disability-led artists, supporting those starting their careers. Our outstanding access and inclusive work has been recognised through multiple awards and grants from Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Leicester Shire Promotions and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
You can read our full web accessibility statement here.