60 Rutland Street,
Telephone: 0116 242 3560
Venue Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nikolai Foster
Email: [email protected]
Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of the Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter.
Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, our award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience.
Unlike any other theatre in the UK, we have no traditional backstage area. Audiences can enjoy the full theatre making process, peek behind the scenes and maybe even spot an actor or two dashing from the stage to their dressing room or enjoying a coffee in our Café. Our curved façade is made from 1,192 tonnes of steel and 46000m² of glass.
Managed by Leicester Theatre Trust, Curve is a registered charity providing engaging world-class theatrical experiences for our local communities. We enable people of all ages and backgrounds to access, participate in and learn from the arts, nurturing new and emerging talent, and creating world-class theatrical experiences.
To have a world-wide reputation for awe-inspiring theatre, from the heart of the UK.
Curve is a major producing theatre, creating exceptional and compelling experiences. We use our unique home and talent to entertain, inspire and engage with a modern diverse audience and play a leading role in the development of our industry, our city and our global community.
Curve is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres and our productions have achieved widespread critical acclaim, attracting audiences from across the UK and beyond.
Our artistic aspiration is to grow our national and international reputation for creating, commissioning and touring brand new productions. Our cutting edge facilities and technical expertise means that the world’s best producers choose us to premiere new shows and open major national tours.
Developing talent in the region is extremely important to us. In 2014, we launched our Inside Out Festival that provides a platform for local artists. We have also helped to launch the careers of performers, technicians and theatre companies through our Curve Young Company, annual Community Production and apprenticeships.
Our reputation for attracting high profile national conferences and exhibitions to Leicester also continues to grow thanks to our flexible, dynamic spaces, leading technical and hospitality facilities and a specialist in-house Events Team.