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The Y Theatre's autumn-winter line up

Autumn season of shows to entertain everyone at The Y Theatre

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This autumn and winter, The Y Theatre has an amazing array of shows to suit all ages and tastes.


They welcome a huge line-up of comedy stars with visits from Bridget Christie, Paul Sinha, Nabil Abdulrashid, Sophie Duker and Tom Stade, amongst others.


Musical highlights include Horse and Steeleye Span, top tributes Limehouse Lizzy and Fleetwood Bac, and jazz from Emily Saunders and Liane Carroll.


The live performance programme includes burlesque company The Peacock Lounge, and Wrestling Resurgence, and Countdown’s Susie Dent with a new show.


Family entertainment includes star of CBeebies Nick Cope, the UK Kids Comedy Festival Gala Preview and festive, musical adventure, Santa’s Christmas Wish.

The roster of live comedy features The Chase’s ‘Sinnerman’ Paul Sinha with stand-up and musical comedy, hit podcast, best-selling book and tv show Very British Problems Live comes to the stage for the first time.

Sean Walsh bends over laughing in front of orange background
Seann Walsh to perform in Leicester this autumn

Star and creator of Channel 4’s acclaimed The Change, Bridget Christie, returns with a “consistently hilarious” (The Telegraph) new show. Nabil Abdulrashid brings an “unapologetically funny” (The Telegraph) exploration of empathy, morality and political contradiction. Taskmaster favourite Sophie Duker arrives following sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's Soho Theatre.

Crowded Festival part of the autumn music line up at Y Theatre

Pete Firman returns to Leicester with more than just your typical comedy show as he unveils more impressive feats of illusion in TrikTok. They are joined by other exciting comedians including John Kearns, Geoff Norcott, Kae Kurd, Darren Harriott, Mark Simmons, Seann Walsh, Carl Hutchinson and Tom Stade.

An eclectic programme of live performance features returning favourites The Peacock Lounge, with more decadent and alluring burlesque and cabaret. There's also Wrestling Resurgence with thrills and spills in two unique performance spectacles for young and old. The Queen of Dictionary Corner, Susie Dent, will take audiences on journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day.

The Peacock Lounge Burlesque & Cabaret are an exciting addition to The Y Theatre's line up

Exciting original music is provided by Scottish songstress Horse, performing songs from her new album The Road Less Travelled. She'll also perform fan favourite God’s Home Movie, and enduring folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, as well as jazz performances from the acclaimed Emily Saunders Band and the Liane Carroll Trio.


A brand-new independent music festival, Crowded Festival, brings some of the best heavy music that the UK has to offer. The music programme also features some of the best touring tribute acts including The Darkside of Pink Floyd and festive offerings from Limehouse Lizzy, The Story of Swing and Fleetwood Bac.

Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood Mac will play Leicester

Fantastic family entertainment includes Nick Cope’s Family Show, with beautiful and totally unique songs for children and their families. The superb line-up of big names and rising stars in children's comedy join host Bec Hill in The UK Kids Comedy Festival Gala Preview and Santa’s Christmas Wish is set to delight families in a song-filled, interactive family show. And it's all followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!

As part of Heritage Open Days this September, England’s largest festival of history and culture, The Y Theatre invites people to journey through the history of Leicester’s Oldest Theatre. Curated and created by residents of YMCA Leicestershire, this is a festive treat for all ages. The Y Theatre will host the annual YMCA Carol Service to get the people of Leicester in the Christmas spirit.

Wrestling Resurgence heads to The Y Theatre

The Y Theatre will continue to host the monthly nights Pinggg...K! It's a lively spoken word night run by local gay poet Bobba Cass, and Rough Draft. The platform is for artists to showcase new work that can be anything from gut-wrenching theatre to side-splitting comedy, melodic music to punchy poetry and everything in between.

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