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The Y Theatre

Address: 7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY, England
Phone Number: 0116 255 7066
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Ranked #16 of 42 Activities in Leicester
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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English first
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160 reviews 160 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a little gem of a place situated just on the outskirts of the city centre we managed to secure tickets to watch sarah millican and friends in what could be called a workshop where they try out there new material from the compare the host herself sarah millican it was a laugh from beginning to end its a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a lovely small theatre (I was lucky enough to see one of my all-time musical heroes perform there last Friday!!! Utterly blown away), which is comfortable, whilst being compact and intimate, and didn't feeling at all cramped. Decent seating, nice layout, the queue at the bar did get a little mammoth before the show, and at intervals, and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to The Y Theatre last week to see the Budapest Cafe Orchestra (who were utterly fantastic, by the way!). It's a lovely, small theatre, quite intimate and cosy and the seating for this particular concert was set out cabaret style which worked really well for this type of concert, although they have seats in rows (on the flat) at... More 

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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

A lovely little theatre, very close to the railway station. Stalls and a balcony with an interesting range of concerts etc.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

After finally discovering this side street Theatre, we can't wait to return. The theatre itself is fantastic, lovely comfy seating arrangment with brilliant accoustics. The staff are so enthusiastic about the acts and events and definately about the venue. Great service, great atmoshere

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We were kept waiting to enter the auditorium and then the band were late starting. No explanation nor apology were given. A poor start but things got worse thereafter! The theatre itself is an almost perfect cube shape so will suffer from poor sound anyway but the pa system would have done service in a much bigger venue so was... More 

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TheYTheatre, Manager at The Y Theatre, responded to this review

Dear 'Earsight' Reviewer, It is disappointing to read about your negative experience at The Y. As a regular promoter of music events we pride ourselves in providing a relaxed environment with excellent acoustics that have served and continue to serve numerous and varied bands from the UK and abroad. We would very much appreciate it if you could provide us... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Small, quaint, victorian theatre, hidden away next to the youth hostel in Leicester City centre. Only a step away from the railway station.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a small theatre presenting comedians during the Comedy month of February, small professional shows and amateur shows

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UK Midlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Not the biggest place you will ever visit but a nice intimate venue in the traditional spence. With balcony and reasonably sized stage you are never too far away from the action, a real chance to experience live entertainment as it should be, up close and personal. The venue has a good bar with a reasonable selection and friendly bar... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

went to see two comedians practising for Edinburgh festival. Small theatre but intimate and friendly. Sat on round tables on ground floor and were able to take in drinks from the bar. Snacks provided on the table along with a candle too

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