Music, art and culture

With a vibrant and lively arts scene, the University of Leicester offers plenty of opportunities for you to participate.

Attenborough Arts Centre

Our own on-campus arts centre, Attenborough Arts, is a pioneering and award-winning place for both performing and visual arts. They offer a fantastic programme of live events, theatre, music and comedy. The Centre’s new gallery offers a chance to see some of the most thought-provoking and interesting contemporary art in the region.

Student groups

If you would rather be performer than audience, the Students’ Union has a comprehensive range of performance societies, from ballroom dancing to bhangra to burlesque.

Want to sing? You can audition for the Chamber Choir, pitch into the fun of the LU Chorus or join in with the gospel sounds of LU Voices.

Play an instrument? The Orchestral Society performs famous works by great composers or you can rock out with the Band and Gig Society.

Looking to tread the boards? LU Theatre present works old and new, from the popular ‘Proteus’ try-out nights to the complete works of Shakespeare.

O2 Academy

You can catch some of the hottest bands around right here on campus. We are the only University with an O2 Academy venue within our Students' Union. A great night out right on your doorstep.

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