We’re all feeling it, those post-Christmas blues. The weather’s cold, the sky is grey, and all the festivities have ended. So, to help you make it through the dreariest month of the year, we’ve gathered together some of the best things happening in Leicester this January! From hit musicals showing at Curve, to the prestigious film festival arriving at DMU, we have something for everyone to enjoy this January.
The Rocky Horror Show at Curve Theatre
The timeless rock n’ roll musical is coming to Leicester this month, featuring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba.
Date: 10th – 15th January
Prices from: £10 – £45
Waitress at Curve Theatre
London’s hit comedy musical will also be coming to the Curve theatre at the end of this month. It brings along a star-studded cast including Chelsea Halfpenny, Sandra Marvin, Evelyn Hoskins and Matt Willis.
Date: 24th – 29th January
Prices from: £10 – £47.50
Constellations at The Little Theatre
This amateaur production performed by the Leicester Drama Society tells an explosive story of love, heartbreak, free will and friendship.
Date: 17th – 22nd January
Prices from: £13.50 – £16
Funhouse Comedy Club at Kayal Restaurant
If anything is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face this month, it will be a comedy show. Leicester Comedy Club by Funhouse takes place on just five Sundays a year, this show being called the ‘SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?’ Gong Show.
Date: 30th January
Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s! at The Y Theatre
If it is comedy you are looking for this month, another show to look out for is this nostalgic, hilarious reflection upon the 1990’s with comedian Shaparak Khorsandi.
Date: 29th January
Prices from: £17.50
The Classic Rock Show 2022 at De Montfort Hall
Fans of classic rock unite as the Classic Rock Show is back, paying tribute to rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and many more.
Date: 26th January
Prices from: £30 – £40
Banff Mountain Film Festival at De Montfort Hall
The prestigious film festival is coming to Leicester on it’s world tour. Enjoy a thrilling night of brand-new short films, all around adventure, action and travel.
Date: 27th January
Prices from: £14 – £16
National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt at Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester
This award winning new play is a passionate drama about love, family and endurance, following the lives of a Jewish family across half a century, reflecting on the hardships they faced. The play will be filmed live on London’s West End and shown at Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester.
Date: 27th January
Prices from: £12.55 – £14.95
Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels at The Phoenix Cinema
If you love the ballet, you’ll want to head on over to this special screening at the Phoenix. Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels is three separate performances accompanied by the music of three essential composers, featuring the styles of the three dance schools.
Date: 23rd January
Prices from: £12 – £15.50