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Address: 7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY, England
Phone Number: 0116 255 7066
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Great things Come in small packages

This is a great little theatre. Cosy atmosphere. We went to see a Cabaret event and sat down stairs in the main room. I love this style of seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Lloydie1210
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little theatre. Cosy atmosphere. We went to see a Cabaret event and sat down stairs in the main room. I love this style of seating.

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
53 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Lincolnshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

Leicester
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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