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Address: 1 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)116 2423560
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Curve Theatre is Leicester’s magnificent home for theatre and the...
Curve Theatre is Leicester’s magnificent home for theatre and the performing arts and is situated at the heart of the city’s Cultural Quarter. Curve is a proud supporter of new and emerging talent and actively participates in the development of the next generation of artists, writers and directors. As well as presenting some of the world’s finest touring work, Curve produces a varied programme of diverse, exciting and inspiring theatre including large scale musicals to rival the West End.
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Excellent Local Theatre!

I've been to the Curve more times than I care to admit to my bank balance. Every show I've been to see, whether a Curve production or a national touring company has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Curve more times than I care to admit to my bank balance. Every show I've been to see, whether a Curve production or a national touring company has been excellent. The staff are friendly, tickets for young people are very cheap (£15 for front row tickets once!) and I have only had 1 bad experience. Recently... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Last night we went to the Curve Theatre to see the performance of Sweet Charity. It was brilliant...the energy and enjoyment of the cast came through to the people watching!!! Well done to everyone. I must add, it was in The Studio, not the Theatre itself, and we were quite disappointed with the size of the stage. The dancers didn't... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited because a good friend was appearing in an NYMT production of Sweet Charity. The building is astounding with te stage situated in the centre of the building, the concourses and bars outside that and the backstage area being at the very periphery - very imaginative. Good use of visuals to guide you through and the graphics were impressive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Curve is a true jewel in Leicester's crown. Productions are exciting, varied and of high quality. I visit with my wheelchair using daughter and the facilities are excellent,. Wheelchair spaces are in a good position, but best tell them in advance so they can remove the chairs. Love The Curve!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Curve is a wonderful experience but we were very disappointed with the recent production of Richard 3rd. The play itself was a very confusing, alternative adaption of the Shakespearian play and feel this version was taken out of context and lost in its identity. The alternative adaption based in Putin's Russia didn't work for me and wasn't how I... More 

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CurveTheatre, Guest Relations Manager at Curve Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Colin R, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to Curve. We are sorry to hear that you were left feeling disappointed after our recent Community Production of Richard III. This production was a fictitious portrayal of Richard III's life, as written by William Shakespeare, as opposed to a biographical play. The reviews for this production have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Impressive building surrounded by bars and restaurants. They always seem to host a great range of productions, so you could really make a night out of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have seen three performances and two more coming soon. This is intimate theatre performed in an auditorium the affords great views from anywhere you are seated. Price wise its reasonable and the choices are a mixture of the famous and the less so. Leicester is very fortunate to have had good theatre for decades and the Curve continues this... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

i have been to see many show here it is located just in the town centre very easy to get by public transport. Car park next door that you can get cheap rates. The shows are spectacular from musicals to classics and comedy as good as the west end any day and right on our "doorstep". Pre theatre dining too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Been n seen a few shows here all seats good views beside front row of balcony where I found bar to be in the way!!! Drinks ok prices too and parking either pre book or park at pheonix cinema

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A mixed experience of the Curve. My partner and I saw Richard III. The performance was great (even though I personally didn't like the modern twist...). The set was fantastic with various effects throughout the performance. The bar staff were rude and the bar service overall was abysmal! I was first out the theatre and queuing at the bar during... More 

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CurveTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Curve Theatre, responded to this review

Dear rgarner93. Many thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to Curve. Whilst we are delighted that you enjoyed our Community Production of Richard III, we are sorry that you were left feeling disappointed by our bar service. As you also sent us your feedback via email, we have addressed your comments with you directly, and will use these... More 

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